Have you ever wasted insulin by accident ?

Esco_McStud
By Esco_McStud Latest Reply 2013-09-19 10:16:13 -0500
Started 2013-09-16 23:15:37 -0500

I am upset. I was filling my cartridge with insulin for my pump. The tube popped up and I wasted roughly about 200 units of insulin. Insulin isn't cheap and it's hard to have any to spare. I hope this was the first and last for me. I have the animas ping pump with the 2 mL cartridges. Has this happened before to anyone ?

Tags: insulin

6 replies

KG66
KG66 2013-09-19 10:16:13 -0500 Report

One time I forgot to rewind my pump. and as I tried to push the cartridge in it started spraying everywhere. Oops… lol

Esco_McStud
Esco_McStud 2013-09-17 16:16:30 -0500 Report

That's good that you got a replacement. I must of imagined the frustration. I my room still smells like insulin lol. How long have you been a diabetic Shelly?

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2013-09-18 10:37:23 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed in 2001 but had been showing symptoms for a long time before that. Most of my early teens and even through junior high. So about 10 years prior to the official diagnosis. Diabetes does not run in my family so my symptoms were always explained and treated as other issues.

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2013-09-17 15:52:13 -0500 Report

I dropped a brand new vial on a tile floor before. Busted all over the place. Luckily I was able to get a replacement vial from my doctor. :)