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Re: [IP] glad I carry extra supplies/previously: "new pumper"



I know what you mean. For my daughter, who is 2, we carry enough supplies
for several days. I make sure I have juice and a snack, because the one time
I didn't we were sruck in traffic and her bloodsugar dropped to 20 and she
had a seizure. You just never know.
Marisa
----- Original Message -----
From: "melissa atcheson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:31 PM
Subject: [IP] glad I carry extra supplies/previously: "new pumper"


> I've been following the recent thread about what everybody carries with
them.
> I carry an extra infusion set, 1 or 2 IV preps, 1 adapter ( I have a
D-tron),
> insulin cartridge, insulin pen, needle tips (for the pen) and the plastic
key
> thing needed to remove an old set from the adapter-I keep all of these
> supplies in a cosmetic case in the bag I carry to and from work, I move it
> into my purse if I'm going out at night or on the weekend ...I also carry
my
> glucometer, 5 or 10 strips, ketostix and glucose tabs or lifesavers with
me
> almost always.
>
> I am really glad I carry these extra supplies with me because on Monday I
had
> a site go bad.  My site was new on Saturday, inserted it in my butt
cheek -
> worked great all day Saturday and Sunday, Monday morning it was still
> working...then I checked my BG mid-morning (about 3 hours after breakfast)
and
> my BG was 20.4 (about 367 in American units)...my first thought was that I
> forgot my breakfast bolus - checked my pump memory - nope...I had
> bolused...thought maybe it was PMS or that I was getting sick - I took my
> correction bolus and didn't think much of it.  I checked before lunch and
I
> was at 21.7 (391 in American units)...checked urine and I was spilling
> ketones.  I was glad I had my extra supplies, I took double my correction
> bolus by pen, changed my site and changed the insulin cartridge just in
> case...when I pulled out my old site it was kinky - not sure what happened
to
> it but it was bent in several places.  This is the first time that a site
went
> bad on me and it was the last thing I thought of.  It took several hours
> before my BG came down and for my urine to be negative for ketones (I was
> checking my BG's every hour & drinking ++ water).  I for one will continue
to
> carry all of my supplies!
> Melissa
> IDDM since Dec/92
> Pumping since Jan 8/02
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