I put in a new site on Sunday. I have been using my stomach lately, trying to give my hips a break. I know the site was working after I put in in because I was in range after breakfast.
For lunch, I went to the mall with a friend. We ate at a California Pizza Kitchen – which probably wasn’t the best idea but it tasted so good!
Anyway, the reason we were at the mall was because my friend had some returns to make. Eight pairs of jeans to return, to be completely accurate (consequence of online shopping I suppose). Well, my friend is quite pregnant, so I offered to carry the box for her – eight pairs of jeans are surprisingly heavy and awkward.
I am still not sure exactly what I did, but somehow it picking up the box I got it caught on my site or something because I felt a very sharp sting on my stomach. I use the Sure-Ts because they are less likely to get clogged or bent, but let me tell you when you have a steel needle under your skin and you yank on it you can certainly feel it!!
I told my friend that I did something to my site and so after we made the return I went into the bathroom to check on it. It looked fine, the IV3000 wasn’t even peeling loose or anything. So I assumed it was fine.
But my after lunch number was surprisingly high. I had pizza though, so I assumed that it was just a math error. For dinner, I went to a great local BBQ place. And darn it, my after dinner number was surprisingly high. Not “oh my gosh this site isn’t working” high just “wow that is higher than I thought it would be” high.
I felt like I spent the rest of the day Sunday correcting. Then on Monday I was running around shopping. I thought I would go low so I had some snacks with me. Surprisingly I stayed in a tight range the whole time without eating anything. Then, a few hours after I ate dinner, guess what? Wow that is higher than I thought it would be” high. Spent the rest of the night correcting to get it back down.
Tuesday? Lather, rinse, repeat.
Finally, Tuesday night I pulled the site… slowly so I could see if there was anything wrong with it. And instead of being a 90 degree set, it was under my skin at more of like a 45 degree or less angle – like it was barely under the skin. My best guess is that I had pulled it out when I caught it on the box but it had also (somewhat) been kept in place with its adhesive and the IV3000.
But the real question is – why the heck am I so stubborn? I had hints that something was wrong for two days before I did anything about it!!
Please tell me I’m not the only extremely stubborn diabetic!!!