Forgot EVERYTHING!

ANYSA728
By ANYSA728 Latest Reply 2013-06-04 00:28:11 -0500
Started 2013-01-11 09:01:26 -0600

So what do you do if you went to work/school and completely forgot your insulin, monitor, etc…???


9 replies

tpsreport
tpsreport 2013-06-04 00:28:11 -0500 Report

You have to love your pump. You have to be one with your pump. You have to think about your pump. You have to caress your pump. You have to know all the features of your pump and you need to experiment with your pump. You need to know everything about your pump. You need to make your pump work for you and not the other way around. Its like golf- the pump is an extension of yourself!

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-01-20 20:45:26 -0600 Report

I have 3 blood glucose machines, 1 at home 1 in my backpack and 1 at work. I leave them there , because I can't live without my machine, because I wear a pump.

machado13
machado13 2013-01-15 06:54:25 -0600 Report

When I go to school and forget my monitor, I just have a extra one at school. So maybe at work/school you should have extra things, so when that happens your covered

Nana_anna
Nana_anna 2013-01-12 23:00:50 -0600 Report

I don't work, sometimes I go a whole day without checking. I am not in the mood, or being stubborn about it. If that happened to me, I would see if someone would cover for me, if possible, or go home on your lunch break to get it, or have a family member bring it to you, if that works to.

manapua72
manapua72 2013-01-11 18:34:20 -0600 Report

Well I recently went to work with a low reservoir … Later that day my pump ran dry , not a drop of insulin left … It was stay @ work and chance a high blood sugar or leave work and do an infusion set change … Well I stayed @ work … Got home got my pump going again checked my glucose and yay it was all normal … I will always check to see if I have enough insulin in my pump to make it through the day if I won't be near home …

MAYS
MAYS 2013-01-11 10:03:55 -0600 Report

Don't panic…you will raise your blood glucose, rely on your "Emergency" plan of action (if you have one) if not, here is one:

http://www.jdrf.org/files/Life_with_Diabetes/...

These may also interest you:

http://ndep.nih.gov/media/sample-emergency-ca...

http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/rbhs/parents/nu...

http://www.maranausd.org/DocumentCenter/Home/...

If possible can you leave a small diabetes kit (for emergencies) with your school's medical office?

I hope that this helps.

ANYSA728
ANYSA728 2013-01-11 11:24:55 -0600 Report

lol…thanks, Mays. I actually work at a university and I, 40 year old that I am, forgot my insulin and had no back up supplies (just kept forgetting to resupply my stash). But daddy's will always take care of their baby girls I guess :-)

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