had ~2 days of meetings planned in North Carolina, I had about 90 units of insulin in my pump. i had good intentions - packed my kit and left it in my “travel spot”. but forgot the whole thing when I left.
I was on the plane when I remembered I forgot. It’s that sinking feeling that there isn’t much I can do about it. I use an average of 54 units a day, and it would be exactly 63 hours before I could get home, and only if the 265 million little random things like my flight being on time, all lined up perfectly. “darn” (I used much stronger language actually, but I don’t want the post to get lost in “pending”) NO backup syringes, and no insulin. I did have my meter, and I did have infusion sets because a set or 2 is hidden in every single piece of luggage I own.
I did actually have a backup plan. My “kid” brother is a doctor, I do have a cell phone, and I wasn’t going to South Africa. So the worst it would be is few hours in the Durham CVS, finagling a temporary script, but it’s a PIA.
anyway to make the story shorter, creative low carb eating got me all the way home with 10 units to spare, a good “basal test” and plus the “hidden” insulin in every minimed pump. close call? not really. but I figure I’d put it here and see if anyone had a similar lapse of memory.