Gosh, I think it's been six months since I used a syringe. I still keep a bag or two for spares in the event of a pump failure. Anybody else do this?

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Teasing you now Cindy........what do you do when a meteor strikes? :D

OMG Mike...
You mean there's something we forgot?!
Give us a few days to prepare... we'll figure something out!

Hi Cindy, yes I've thought of that, but what's a city apartment dweller to do? I can't build an hermitage of my own (yours sounds awesome) and leaving insulin in my car is a no-go -- it would be fried the first sunny day.) Anyway, my car spends most of its time parked in a place that would no-doubt be buried in rubble during a big earthquake. I do keep emergency glucose in my backpack, in the car and in every room of the house -- as well as at work when I'm working -- but insulin is too fragile for rough treatment. That's why I like the idea of stashing some in another person's fridge as well as a work fridge -- playing the odds that one of the structures will be accessible and intact.

Unfortunately, my two closest friends -- both in terms of intimacy and in terms of distance to travel -- have children who are young enough that I'd worry about putting an insulin kit in either fridge.

Hmmmm...

we're told to do this...I was told to either always carry a syringe - vial or pen with me when I start the pump, as back up. I also got another vial of levemir, even though I'm going to be pumping soon, as a back up. I can't believe how many supplies one needs for this stupid disease, especially with the pump. as one said on here a while back, sad when every pharmacist at my pharmacy knows me by name..huh!

I don't bother carrying one with me. I'm 15 minutes from home @ work and am not in a position where I'm likely to be involved in any sort of emergency duty. If a wierdo breaks into the office and my pump fails, I will have to go after the wierdo. I'm a little rusty but have some experience accessing adrenaline?

Who is this guy? I don't recognize him.

oh my..........you know you're not well when the pharmacist calls you by name before you get to the counter

I always carry a few syringes (and a vial) with me and have found that they come in handy. Lately in fact, I keep hitting bad infusion spots. I obviously need to rotate more but I'm a creature of habit. At these times, I usually do a syringe correction so that I don't have to wait to be certain that the new site works before getting my bg down.

nope I dont have any syringes at home I know super bad idea, but I do have a prescription filled in case I ever need them.. and I have a backup pump with extra supplies in case mine ever goes out.. only extra things I carry with me when I go out are two extra pods & insulin ONLY in the winter, I live in Arizona its to hot in the summer to carry insulin with me even if I carry it on my purse.. and the last time I took shots was about six months ago also, I was put on symlin for a few weeks but before that it had been like 6yrs!

Yes , I do carry a needle and vial in my meter kit ..will use a needle when BG measures over 10 ( x18 ) ...have not experienced pump failure ;am pumping since 2001 . When on vacation I take several needles ; getting into this routine has served me well .

I always carry my open bottle of insulin and a few syringes. I have had
a couple of pumps fail, but when my BG will not come down I will do a big
revenge bolus using a syringe sometimes it's just the best thing to do.

I probably have enough supply's to go a year...you never know when those
darn Zombies will show up.

Oh joy! A new label for high bs anger. The other one I got off this site was rage bolus. Did you say that too?

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