Sunday the 17th: 106, eat a little and bolus. A few hours later, 265. Bolus some more. Wait. Check, 298, then bolus some more. Wait, check, 255 (getting very frustrated). A few hours later, 222, change my infusion set, break open a new bottle of insulin and bolus.
Monday morning Aug. 18th: 132, feel relieved. Walk around all morning without eating, 85, an hour later, 91. Eat lunch, bolus, check again later, 217, bolus. Four hours later, 278, bolus, wait an hour, 244, bolus go to sleep (set alarms I don’t hear).
Wake up, Tuesday the 19th, 177, bolus, Eat lunch, bolus, 244, again spend all day high. New infusion set. 214, bolus, go to sleep.
Aug. 20th: wake up, 300. Bolus. wait, check, bolus more, 295, bolus more, eat a little, bolus, wait 3 hours, 235, change infusion set, use new pack, bolus some more.
A few hours later, 126. Go to sleep, relieved, hope things are back to normal. Wonder why on a day with no carbs I still needed 30+ units and was high all day.
Aug. 21st: wake up, check my blood sugar, 238, WTF? Bolus. Check a few hours later. 220. Start thinking about going back on shots. Eat some berries and yogurt, bolus, check a few hours later, 241. Bolus some more, wait an hour and check again, 205, bolus again, wait some more, 133. Have no idea what is going on.
Go out to dinner, check, 265, bolus, eat some carbs and try to cover, check when I get home, 295, bolus, half hour later, 305, bolus, hour and a half, 255, watch a movie, 219, bolus again, take shower, get ready for bed, 253, bolus, read, check, 275, bolus, set alarm. Sleep through alarm.
Aug. 22nd: Wake up at 7:00am, check, 295, bolus, try to sleep. Get up at, 288.
Take out infusion set. Get insulin pen, inject for the first time in over a year. Start feeling the fog lifting, check after an hour and a quarter, 145. Happy. One hour later, 82. Heading for a low but happy to see a two-digit number.
It’s time for a pump holiday.