Thursday, January 6, 2011

You'd Think I'd Have Learned

What I felt like the other night.

I know we all do it. I know it happens to the best of us. But you can't tell me that you don't think "I can't believe I did that" when for getting something as basic as testing and bolusing before a meal.

At this point in my life I am VERY close to celebrating (?) my twenty-fifth year of living with diabetes. I live only a little over 4 years of my life without diabetes. I've been testing and bolusing (or giving injections) before meals for nearly all of my life.

Yet when I sat down to dinner the other night I just picked up my fork and started eating. The really bad part about the whole deal was that I had my sensor turned off (it had thrown a CAL ERROR) and I didn't even notice the signs of high blood sugar until nearly three hours later.

When it hit me what I had done (or not done as the case may be), I just wanted to scream. You'd think I'd have learned by now that I have to give myself insulin when I eat.


meanderings said...

We all get to make mistakes, including you!
I've gotten half way through a meal before I've said, "Oops!"
When I do the 3 hours later (I'm sure I will someday...), I'll let you know :)

sysy said...

Girl, I just had this talk with myself after giving 20 units of humalog instead of lantus. We're human and the only reason other people don't go through this is because they don't have diabetes.

Cara said...

Like I commented on a different blog yesterday: "We just aren't meant to be a vital organ. For ourselves or anyone else."
It's still frustrating though. And when I was on MDI, I did the mix of up lantus and Novolog. Ug. No fun.

FP said...

I was only diagnosed this past October, but I've been a quick learner. Regardless, I had a fun lunch at Applebees with some friends and was so busy talking I forgot to take my insulin. Halfway through the meal, I realized it, though. I was like, "Huh. Guess I decided not to be diabetic today." :) I haven't done the mix up with Lantus/Humalog yet, but I keep feeling like it's going to happen.

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

I'm sure that is frustrating, but yet a little piece of me is happy that you had the freedom of not thinking about diabetes. That sounds dumb, I'm sure.

Jacquie said...

I was waiting for you to say that something horrible happened!

Happens to all of us, woman. Soldier on!

(I bet that was a really good meal.)

Kaitake said...

Ah this happened to me the day before last! It was so annoying as I tested with a good number, them promptly forgot all about the injection bit. Haha, 23 years of diabetes? Just means that I cam remember doing my dinner injection, it just happens to be a different DAY I'm remembering! :P

Unknown said...


Praise GOD for the DOC :)