so none of us PWD are perfect about our self-care. so i was wondering what some of your “mistakes” have been and how you have handled the situation(s).
this morning i pre-boluses for breakfast. my fasting BG was 85. i decided to take a quick shower before eating my usual breakfast. so i went into the bathroom to undress and i detached my pump. sounds innocent enough, right…however, what i did not consider was if my bolus had finished being delivered. when i looked down at my pump (which i had layed upon a bathroom shelf, i realized that insulin was dripping out of the infusion tubing. Oh crap! i had no idea how much insulin had been delivered and how much had dripped onto the shelf. and now i was supposed to shower and then eat my breakfast. OMG. what was i thinking (or NOT thinking as the case was). and, what was i going to do about my predicament? i decided to go with the flow; eat breakfast as normal and correct later. this tiny mistake really screwed up my day. i waited 5 hours for the “IOB” to get out of my system and just be running on basal insulin (my BGs seemed to have leveled off at 168) i skipped lunch and did a correction. ( an explanation for the lunch “fasting” : i am meeting my girlfriend for an early dinner tonight and did not want to insulin stack. i wanted everything to be basal based bolusing by dinner time) anyway, the correction seems to have worked, as its been 1 and 1/2 hours later and my BGs are coming back into a target range. i hope my BGs remain steady throughout the rest of my evening. once i am done with my dinner, i don’t like to go to sleep with IOB, so at the very most, i might have a cup of tea when i get home from seeing my friend.
what things have you done, consciously or unconsciously, to sabotage a perfect day of great BGs? what have you done to try and correct any mistakes you may have made?
curious and interested, Daisy Mae