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Re: [IP] Being prepared...



 I keep a small needle w my bg kit- I always carry my blood meter with me so if
my canula gets pulled out then ( if I have insulin in the reservoir ) I use the
needle to inject from the reservoir til I can get back to my pump supplies


Leigh Blackistone 
email @ redacted 
404 . 644 . 4737 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marie Pollard" <email @ redacted> 
To: email @ redacted 
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 6:31:22 AM 
Subject: RE: [IP] Being prepared... 

Will refrigerated filled reservoirs last as long as a vial of insulin? 


-----Original Message----- 
From: email @ redacted 
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of stacey martin 
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 1:43 AM 
To: email @ redacted 
Subject: [IP] Being prepared... 

Sometimes I have to be kicked in the head to learn something. 

I work the midnight to 8 am shift, and yesterday morning at about 5 am, 
I 
got the no delivery sound from my pump. I knew that the reservoir had 
run 
dry, as I had had a couple of low reservoir warnings earlier. I went to 
my 
bag to pull out the little baggie with a new set, insulin, new 
reservoir, 
skin prep and tegaderm that I had gotten ready before I left for work in 
preparation for a changeout.... It wasn't there. I had left it at home. 
So 
I was sitting at work, out of insulin, with three hours left to go on my 
shift, a physical therapy appointment immediately after work, and I 
hadn't 
eaten since the previous evening at around 6 pm (having anticipated one 
of 
the bagels that a coworker brings in every Thursday). 

I cancelled the physical therapy appointment and of course didn't eat 
anything, and drove home at 8 am as fast as possible. With traffic, I 
got 
home around 9 am. BG was about 215 when I got home so all ended up ok 
though I knew it might continue to rise as a delayed reaction, but now I 
would have insulin to deal with it. 

I used to keep an unopened vial of insulin at work but stopped because I 
never used it. I do keep an extra set and a reservoir plunger and 
connector in case of problem with the set. 

So, even though I know better, I had to have it happen to be reminded to 
be 
prepared. I know I should carry extra supplies with me, but I've gotten 
very lazy about it because I rarely if ever need them, and generally I'm 
not 
far from home. Work is about 20 miles but there's a lot of traffic in 
the 
morning going home. I think the easiest thing to do is keep my insulin 
I'm 
using with 
ave a vial at work too. 

Stacey 
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