That Moment…

May 9, 2014By 4 Comments

imageThat moment when you realize, minutes before you just want to go to bed after a long day, that you only have 3.7 units left in your pump reservoir. So you pick up the box of reservoirs that your toddler was occupying herself with this morning as you tried to get ready in the bathroom. You don’t have a new infusion set upstairs but you do have a vial of insulin ( what are the odds?), so you change your reservoir and promise yourself you’ll put in a new site tomorrow ( who are you kidding). As you unscrew the old reservoir, a teeny tiny piece of clear plastic breaks off and falls somewhere on the bathroom floor. Great, detective baby will be sure to get ahold of that. You go to throw out the paraphernalia associated with this half-ass pump change. And drop everything on the floor.

The moment you realize, “crap, I really. Need to baby proof my diabetes.” Sigh. On the to-do list for tomorrow.

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  1. Veronica says:

    Your diabetes IS another toddler and I absolutely do no know how you keep everything in check.

    You can,finally,put your little one to bed but you never,ever get a rest from your diabetes.

    You and all of the diabetic mothers are amazing!

    I pray for a cure.

  2. Jennifer says:

    YES!!! And what is up with that teeny tiny piece of plastic that pops off?? So many times I’ve told myself to remember to change before going to bed- trying to use up every expensive drop of that life-sustaining liquid only to forget just as I am turning off the last light… “keep my side of the bed warm- I’ll be there in a couple of minutes!” oh, diabetes….

  3. Christine says:

    I am embarrassed to admit that in the 1st year of my Daughter’s life, I choose sleep at night over changing out a low reservoir :0 In complete sleep deprivation, it felt more manageable to correct the high BG in the morning that keep my eyes open for another minute once the little one was fast asleep.

    • Diabetes says:

      I have gone so far as to correct with a syringe because I was too exhausted to change my site…. I hear ya! Here’s a tip… I always keep an extra box of reservoirs, infusion sets and a vial of insulin next to my bed for those very moments.

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