Yesterday, I started on Insulin Pump Therapy. I remember walking to the bus stop on the icy pavement in my Wellington boots. I was so excited & bouncy that just keeping my feet on the ground was a challenge.
I got to the hospital, having decided that a taxi would be wiser than trying to get onto the District Line platform, and the Receptionist told me I was meant to be in on Thursday! We'd changed the appointment to Tuesday, so that I wouldn't be changing from Multiple Daily Injections (MDI) to a Pump 24 hours before the weekend, when the Diabetes team aren't at work. Fortunately, the Sister, and 2 advisors from Ypsomed were aware of the rescheduling & they were ready for the big transition.
We had a chat & a joke as we sipped our coffees & I filled my OmniPod. Drawing up 200 units, bubble-free, is quite tricky. The flicking & tapping isn't quick either.
I enjoyed my lunch & was really excited.
My blood glucose levels were fairly stable, until 8.30pm, after I'd walked to a meeting & back: 3.7mmols. I treated the hypo & went to bed on 7.6mmols. Before the Pump I'd have gone to bed much higher because I am Miss Somogyi! My nocturnal hypos have been so frequent that the Paramedics know me, my local authority have provided alarms, as I live alone etc.
I slept through until 5:15am and woke up with BGs of 2.7mmol. I had a glass of orange juice & retested after 30 mins: 2.4mmols. I called my Mum! I was out of my depth.
I managed to get my blood sugar levels up.