I was bound to make mistakes with my pump. I expected mistakes at the beginning. The first one was a big mistake. On Sunday night I came home from an improv show and decided to switch out the pump so I would not have to do it at work.
Admittedly, I had a long and busy week and weekend and was pretty tired when I got home. I pressed forward and though it took a while I successfully made the switch. Well I thought I did, I went to bed and woke up not feeling good. I checked my blood glucose and it was high.
The pump gave me insulin, or so I thought and I left for work. When I arrived I felt even worse than when I left. I told my boss that I might have to go home. I checked my blood glucose and it was even higher than before. I knew something was amiss. So I went home early.
It was so the worst drive home ever which says a lot because I take 290 to 94 home in the heart of rush hour. Anyway, the closer I got to home, the more I realized that I should have probably gone to a hospital instead. When I left work I did not feel it was necessary.
When I came home I checked the pump site and realized that I put it in a bad spot and insulin was not being delivered. So I again changed out the site and switched to another. I waited all day and finally my levels went back to normal. This is of course after 4 different pump sites, I was never good at darts.
It was a difficult lesson but one I needed to learn, I need to be more careful in the future.