I have no backup. Endo told me I didn't need it because nothing will go wrong with pump. I sure am glad I have the perfect pump and nothing will ever go wrong, LOL.
I would reconsider Uniboy. Ever have a flat tire?
I agree with you but she doesn't agree with me. I go back to her next week and we are going to have this conversation again.
why even take the chance...this is your disease to manage! it's a tool, a piece of technology...of course 'something' could go wrong, nothing is infallible. can't believe an endo would actually say this. this was one of the first things my pump nurse told me, to carry MDI supplies just incase something goes 'wrong' with the pump.
You are correct Type1Gal. Look at the technology with the space shuttles........and we still lost two of them. Always have backups....you back up your computer files Uniboy? I would have a serious discussionn about this with your Endo - or perhaps a new one.
I will have to let you know how this turns out after next week.
I don't know if you knew this (I didn't until a week ago or so) but you can buy N or R insulin at any old pharmacy without a prescription in most states (not Alaska?) I have a box of old syringes -- I just need some cheap back-up insulin and I'll be set. Something to consider?
Here's an old discussion started by Manny, when his pump failed
I keep shots around too, but I've never had to go back to them in 21+ years of pumping, in spite of various accidents/malfunctions of my pumps, because I have an Accu-chek Spirit, and with their system, you get a back-up pump. something happens, switch over to the backup pump.
I keep spares and have actually used them before. The canula (since I tend to prefer my hip for placement) was bent and my BS kept climbing. I had tried dosing with the pump to bring it down and after changing the pump site and realizing it had basically kinked I dosed myself again but BS kept climbing. I used a syringe to give myself a bolus and that finally started to bring it down normal. I'm a type 1 diabetic and without my pump working and since I do not take a longer acting insulin it starts climbing and does so quickly.
Hi all, nice chat area you all have going. I carry 2 novolog pens in my carry kit every where i go. i am very new to my pump only been on it a month. I love it. I dont have any levimei anymore but still have a few boxes of novolog pens and lots of needle tips. i keep mini oj bottles at work and home. love reading all the thing you all do. I am not planning for the end of the world. I figure there wont be enough food anyway