Back up your settings
At Stacey’s tip, I took pictures of my basal rate, target blood sugar and IC ratio menus on my PDM and promptly saved them to the cloud. Why? Because stuff happens. Technology can have a mind of it’s own and trying to remember pump settings isn’t easy, especially with variable rates like most of us have.
Poke once, bleed twice:
Most days I can cope with the demands of having diabetes. But today, I’m super annoyed. My new site is making it impossible to keep my shirt tucked in correctly, I feel like I’ve adjusted it about a million times already. Normally I love lower back sites because it makes my device basically invisible.
Also, it seems like every three days along with changing my site, I have to change my sleeping position.
That adds up to an annoyed Rachel.
Living on the Edge
I always feel like I’m living dangerously when my d-supplies/storage are low. I was living on the edge when I procrastinated on pods. This weekend I lived dangerously when I went to celebrate a friend’s birthday with only 17 units of insulin in my pod (oh don’t worry I had a new pod and insulin with me). Today, I’m on the edge with fewer than five strips in my vials to last until the end of the work day.