Okay – I’ve got the tune (a remake from Le Braghe Corte a great SKA/punk band) going thru’ my head right now as I type this out. Today is Day 3 of being on a pump break due to having some issues with high blood sugars the last week. It has been a relearning experience with going back to MDI (multiple dosage injections) after almost 3 years of pumping insulin. I’ve now got my basal rate of insulin (Lantus every 12 hours) sorted out and today haven’t had to do any corrections with NovoRapid in-between my meals (aka bolus). I do inject for the amount of carbs I’m going to eat of course!!
Now, this may all change as I’m seeing my endocrinologist on Thursday to get permission to go on Levemir, which thru’ the grape vine of other PWD’s is better at keeping the blood sugars more level, as 3 shots can be done during the day with this insulin. Also, as my friend Doris Dickson pointed out, when I have to do a basal test with Levemir, it’ll be a shorter span of time then with Lantus. Sweet! Though I'm not quite up to that point yet to do a basal test.
So, what am I enjoying right now? I went clothing shopping for a skirt after seeing a woman in line at IKEA wearing a cute little denim skirt. I asked her where she got it from, and viola, I was on a mission. Shopping is something I really don’t like to do unless it’s food shopping. Strange thing for a woman to say, but it’s never been high on my “what to do with myself today” thing (I’d rather be walking thru’ the woods, or by the ocean, or motorcycling thru’ the mountains). Of course, my husband is probably very happy I’m this way, as he counts the pile of money under the bed at night.
The thing that was special today, not wearing my pump. When I’ve gone shopping for clothing it’s always a drag having to unclip the pump, tuck it somewhere safe, while I try on various clothing. Today my hands went to my waistband, and then I remembered … “no pump”. All I can say is, I did quick changes, found what I wanted. Bing, bang, boom – flash of the credit card – sold to the Happy Customer (who also got the skirt of sale – whoo! Haa!)!
So, after spending ½ the day just loafing around (haven’t done this in awhile). My blood sugars have stayed on average between 4.7 - 7.0 mmol/l (85 – 126 mg/dl). The only thing I have found with MDI, because of eating breakfast late (10:15 – and I usually eat at 8:00 – 9:00) due to my friend I think I have to be more diligent with eating meals at the correct time. This was something I found I had more flexibility with when on the pump.
Off to try on my new skirt and show off my hairy legs! Oh I’m one happy girl!