Pump trouble


(Gina) #1

Yesterday, I went to bed after taking a shower at like 11pm. I disconnected when I took a shower and reconnected. My pre-bed number was 111.  I woke up twice in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, didn't think anything of it because I went to gym and drank a lot of water. I went back to bed and woke up at 830ish. I felt really sick to my stomach so, I decided to check my pump site. When I checked it the connector wasn't on. It fell off or when I put it back on after taking my shower it never totally connected. Anyway, I checked my blood sugar and it was 396. I checked my urine for ketones and it was dark purple. So, I immediately took 10 units of a manual injection, changed out my infusion set and started hydrating right away.

I was very nauseated for about 3 hours. I didnt have insulin probably for like 9 hours or so. Note tto self if I pee more than once during the night make sure to check blood sugar and not go back to sleep! ughhhhhh


(jenniferpritchard) #2

that sucks :( sorry that happened to you.

I've done something similar before, I suspended my pump in my sleep and didn't wake up to it beeping that it was suspended! 

I NEVER think to test my bg if I wake up to use the bathroom more than once a night, but every single time it means I'm high.  I guess my half asleep brain doesn't work like that!


(Gina) #3

Yea me neither, a half asleep brain and diabetes definitely don't work haha


(kbuckleync) #4

That's exactly why I LOVE my CGM.  It wakes me up in the middle of the night to let me know that I'm going high or going low.  Since I've been on it I haven't had any more crazy highs like that (300+).


(Gina) #5

Kristen,

Of course I had the CGM off when I needed it! UGH.. Why does that always happen!


(A-D) #6

Gina,

It never fails!  I was on a 10 hr. warm-up (Navigator) and I'd timed it a little wrong and ended up with a low to start a boomerang morning… 

While I wish it didn’t happen to anyone else- I’m also a little glad it’s not just me… (sorry - i know it's a little bad...)

Cheers!

A-D

 

 


(BrianPQuinn) #7

The thing is that I am sure we all have stories to tell about things that happen to us overnight because of being diabetics. Not all of the Low or High related. However, more often than not that is the case. I have never run into the problem of not fully connecting myself after something, yet. But I am sure it will happen. It does suck, however at least you were able to figure out the problem relatively quickly, instead of hours. Still stinks though.