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Stupidest thing you've done with your infusion set/insulin pump

I'm such an idiot. Today, I was trying to insert a new Sillouette set, and like a dork, I forgot to take off the needle cover. I would have been trying to insert this sucker for a good half hour with this thing on had the medtronic rep not reminded me to take it off. I called because I wasn't sure what the fixed prime for this set was.

So, am I alone in being a total dunce and having a scratched up tummy, or has anyone done something equally as stupid?

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I have also forgotten to put my pump back on after a shower and gotten it snagged on a doorknob! I am sure there will be more incidents to come in the future! Ha!
Doorknobs, boot heels, dresser drawer handles, lab bench items like pipettors and bottles, I have hooked my pump on EVERYTHING! Good post, makes me feel less silly.... but still pretty silly.
Yep, done the 'walked past a door knob and got my tubing caught -- whole set got yanked out'. Almost felt relieved as I knew that was an obvious accident waiting to happen. Did it in the early days, and have not done it since. Years later I also got out of the shower and rushed off to see my sister -- an hour's drive, only to find a few hours after that that I had not put my pump on. AND I've done the bit where you forget to take the little blue cap off before trying to put a quick set in. What's left to forget or accidentally do?! Injections were just a little more low-tech!
I hate that so much!
I just hurried past a door and ripped out a silhouette set on the door knob. I hate it when that happens, but it was time to change it anyway!
just today, I went to connect the quickset after my shower, but didn't "lock" it. A short time later (after a breakfast of 37 carbs) I had a blood sugar of 303. :(
Once I inserted an infusion set without priming first.
I think its ok to do that, Just not all the time :D
I usually change out my infusion sets in the morning. One morning I was really, REALLY tired. I put in my new set and left for work. At work, I noticed that I had the new cannula in but I had forgotten to hook up the tubing and pump! I MUST HAVE LEFT IT AT HOME. So, I ran out of work and hurried home....... only to find that I had left the old infusion set on. I had the new one on WITH the pump connected the whole time. I felt so stupid :-)
Now that's funny!

Lois La Rose
Milwaukee, WI
I've done this so many times! You see no pump connected and panic only to find you have a new connected set in but left the old one in. I'm so glad I'm not the only one!
I've done this before




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