Medium had a late basketball game last night. He played well and was hungry after, so we let him have a chicken sandwich and hot fudge sundae from McDonald’s. By the time we got home and counted carbs, it was 9:30. The total carbs for his “little” bed time snack was 95.
He ate his food, took a shower and went to bed.
Around 11:00 I came upstairs and looked at the MySentry which showed his BG was in the low 300’s (can’t remember exactly what it was.) A finger stick confirmation showed he was really 389 mg/dL! What the hell???
This could only mean one thing. Medium forgot to dose.
A quick look into his pump confirmed. The last bolus given was at 6:22.
Two correction boluses, several hours, finger sticks and zero sleep later, he was back in normal range.
I hate diabetes.
I will never sleep again.
I’ve done that. We all have. Don’t beat yourself up over it. And get some rest, mySentry is watching.
(Maybe he didn’t forget. If the bolus before that was a square or dual wave, the pump defaults that way again and requires an extra button press before any insulin is delivered. If you don’t notice, you get nothing. Happened to me more times than I can count)
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