About 2 1/2 weeks ago I tested my BG in the afternoon & got a result of 582. This was unexpected.
My first thought was to wonder if my infusion site had suddenly gone really, really wrong. My second thought was that if the site was bad I’d need to go home to fix it since I don’t carry a replacement set & inserter with me. (It just never seems worth the hassle to me.)
I wasn’t too worried because I was less than a 5 minute drive away from home. I also carry a few 30U syringes in the glove compartment in the dashboard of my car. So I also had the option of disconnecting & drawing a few units from my reservoir for an “emergency” injection bolus.
As it turned out, there was actually nothing wrong with the site. I apparently did not do a proper reconnect to my site after I had disconnected the tubing/pump to shower that AM. I was able to correct my BG with a pump bolus after disconnecting & properly reconnecting my tubing to my Quick-set infusion set site.
But the episode got me pondering & reconsidering if I should carry a somewhat more elaborate emergency kit with me.
I’m still not really sure it is worth the bother. Or maybe just including some alcohol pads to go along with the syringes is all I need to tide me over until I can get home to my stash of supplies. Carrying insulin doesn’t makes much sense to me since I already have a vial of it in the pump reservoir.
Since I am not totally sure about either what I want to carry or, perhaps more importantly, about how to carry/lug it around, I thought I’d ask other people what they do.
So, what do you do?
T1 LADA since ~1978; first pump Minimed 507 ~1996
presently: Medtronic Paradigm 723 (04/2013) + CGM (11/2014)