Friday, 1 April 2011

Fun times (not)

Well I had a fun evening last night...

I was making dinner, when I went to drain the potatoes and somehow managed to pour boiling water over my hand. Luckily, I was next to the sink, so I quickly stuck my hand under the cold tap, but it hurt like hell. I dealt with it as best i could, wrapped my hand in a wet towel, and kept going with dinner.

When dinner was ready, I tested my BG and discovered it was 15.4. I was a bit surprised, since I'd been fine a few hours earlier, and my basals are ok over that period. I tested for ketones (don't ask me why, the rules are supposed to be that you check if you have two consecutive readings over 14, but it was such a random high I wanted to check) and got a reading of 0.6... Now I know that's not particularly high, but it's the highest ketone reading I've had in years, so I was a bit concerned.

I checked the pump and my site, and everything seemed fine, so I figured it was maybe a reaction to the burn, and bolused for a correction and my food (yes, I know, I'm a bad diabetic eating when I was so high, but I was hungry dammit), and then felt something....odd at my infusion site. I put my hand down to the site, and it felt damp, and I realised I could smell insulin on my fingers.

Oh joy.

I changed out the site, put on a 200% temp basal, and then tried to decide how much, if any of the bolus I'd received. I decided to assume that I'd got most of it (the site was damp, but not *wet*), and just keep an eye on my BGs. I checked a couple of hours later and I'd come down to 12, so I went to bed and set an alarm and was 5.4 at 3 am, and then 6.4 when I woke up.

I'm not entirely sure how that worked out so well, but I'm not going to complain!


  1. Good recovery Ange! Hope the hand isn't too sore.

  2. I think the diabetes fairy must have been feeling kind!