I got 99 problems and finding a good pump site was 4

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.

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