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



It makes me feel very good that you are the mother..
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marisa  Eastmon" <email @ redacted>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 21:25:23 -0500
To: <email @ redacted>
Subject: 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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