One of those frustrating moments
I very rarely let myself get frustrated or upset dealing with life as a Type 1 Diabetic. I just don’t do it. Being Type 1 sucks. Plain and simple. But, I have it and it’s just part of my life… every single second of my life, so I just don’t let it bother me.
However, there are those moments…
Earlier in the day I needed to change my infusion set. When I put in the new set in hurt like the dickens. I let in go for a few minutes, but just couldn’t stand it and decided to pull it out and switch back to the old site. (NOTE: It’s a good idea to leave the old site in for a while to let any remaining insulin soak in and if something goes wrong inserting the new site, it’s easy to go back.) So, last night before my snack I decided to go ahead and insert a new site since the old one had been in for more than 3 days. Inserted the new site, got together my snack, bolused and headed downstairs to watch the World Series. Moments later – NO DELIVERY. Awesome. Back upstairs to rip out the new site and try again. I got a new set together and, as I like to describe it, launched the needle into my body… blood. F. Rather than wait for another NO DELIVERY to certainly come, I pulled it out and replaced it with yet another infusion set.
3 (yes, THREE) infusion sets later I said to my wife – “all this just to have a f*****g snack”.