Bent over backwards!

Seriously? How was I not slipping into Ketone-Land on the DKA Train with a cannula looking like THAT?! I changed my pump site on Saturday and was shocked to see the cannula bent in two places. It’s a little hard to tell from the photo, but if you look closely you will see that it’s bent in an “S” shape.  The fact that insulin was still getting through there is nothing short of a miracle. BGs were fine throughout the day even with this going on. Amazing! And kinda terrifying!


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I hate it when that happens. But at least you got some insulin through. I had the blood sugars to suggest a bent cannula today but pulled it out straight. Maybe just a scarred spot.

I’m surprised (and happy for you!) that your BG was still normal. I just had a bent one on Saturday. I did not have my CGM yet, so didn’t know that my BG was that high. I felt sick to my stomach, but had a student who had the flu the day before, so thought I just had caught it. Finally checked my BG and it read “HIGH.” Above 500. Great. Took all day and a bunch of insulin to get it to come back down. 🙁

Marsha I was shocked I was still getting insulin too! Couldn’t believe it. It was probably just on the cusp of completely going out, I am sure an hour or two more and I would have been out of luck!

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