Yesterday was my third day on my infusion set. I knew I needed to change it but sometimes I am lazy or just dont feel like changing it on time. I thought I could still squeeze another day or until morning to change it out. Well I shouldnt have let it go.
My Dexcom alarmed all night and I was high most of the night and I just ignored it because I was just too tired and of course that was because I was high. I took several corrections in the night but it never really brought me down. I was too lazy to get up and think about the situation. I should have taken a correction with a syringe and got up and changed my set.
So today I have a high blood sugar hangover from not sleeping well because I was hot all night and because my Dexcom alarmed every 60 minutes like I have it set to, so I don't do something stupid like I did last night and ignore a high blood sugar.
I changed out my t:slim insulin pump reservoir (which takes quite a while with this pump) and proceeded to rip off my old infusion set and it was totally clogged up with blood and puss I am assuming. Awesome. I instantly took a correction with a syringe because obviously I was not getting the correct dose of insulin with all that junk clogging the cannula.
Why do I do this, why am I too lazy to change my infusion set out? I know I am not the only one, I know others who talk about doing the same thing but why? How do I get the motivation to change it when I am suppose to and not try to squeeze another day out of my site? I think I avoid changing it because most times it takes me a few stabs to find a spot for my infusion set that doesnt hurt. Im still so afraid of hitting a vein or blood vessel. I'm still afraid of infusion set pain? After 7 years of pumping, does that ever go away?