1 week ago
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Why diabetes sucks today... vol. 1
See all those pods? They are all the pods we've gone through since last Wednesday. I took that picture last night, and in that time period, we should have only gone through two pods.
If I can still count correctly, there are eight pods in that picture. We went through four of them in one night.
Two fell off with minimal effort.
One wouldn't fill with insulin.
And one just never worked at all. Elise's BG went from 245 to 475 during the three hours she wore it, all the while receiving almost an extra unit of insulin AND running an 80% temp basal.
On that night, Elise went through three pod changes and two shots. In a span of six hours. She's my rockstar.
(the reason some of the pods are written on is so I can remember what the issue was with that particular pod)
All the pods have been called in. Omnipod is wonderful to deal with in that respect.
I get it. Products fail, crap happens.
It just makes your head explode when it happens to your child.
And THAT... is why diabetes sucks today.