MDI day two—with Guardian to Guide me
I never realized what a fricken hassle the pump was until now. I had just adjusted to it. Last night a 4 a.m. leg cramp woke me from a deep sleep. My mind still 50% in REM, I was able to rip the covers off and spring out of bed to get some weight on the leg as my calf turned to granite.
I did this without yanking out an infusion set.
This morning I was able to get up and shave without something dangling from me. And in the shower I now had only one place to be careful not to scrub too hard, rather than two. I’m liking this un-tethered life.
Also, the new Guardian transmitter has better range, plus a memory that stores your SG data for a half hour or so if you do lose telemetry. Bottom line: you’re not married to it the way you are to a pump.
Second night of Levemir report: hit the sack at 158. Woke up at 87. Little scary, but if the ice is thick it’ll be fine. I cleared a NovoLog pen needle with one unit. Such a small little droplet one unit of insulin is. My breakfast is only 10 carbs. Will this little drop really do the job? Will it let me down and send me high? Will it crack the ice under the Levemir and send me low?
We play with one-tenth units on pumps with nary a thought, but to actually look at a unit of insulin…. Such power in such a small space.
So long as I can get good control, I think I’m going to like this new and simpler life. With Guardian to Guide me, I’m optimistic.