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D-Blog Week: Diabetes Bloopers

At my last job, I had a coworker (actually my boss's boss) who was particularly annoying and enjoyed pontificating in my office for hours on end.  I discovered quite by accident that my insulin pump made him uncomfortable, so I decided to use it in my favor.  Anytime I grew weary of his ramblings, I would lean over and press a few buttons on my pump and he would bolt out of my office as though shot by cannon.  I got to the point I would do it just for fun.

And my most recent blooper.  I've had some unusual morning blood sugars that I was attributing to Earl's extraction and the subsequent mushy-junk-food-fest I enjoyed over the weekend.  Then, this morning after 4 days of waking up in the 140s, something shook loose in my brain.  I had a vague recollection of adjusting a basal rate downward on Thursday.  You know, the day of the extraction and when I was all hopped up on Hydrocodone?  Yeah.  I checked my basal program and sure enough, I'd slashed my 2am-4am by about .25 units/hr.  That's HUGE in the land of basal.  So, I put them back where they were and we'll see what happens tomorrow morning.  So, note to self, do not make insulin adjustments while on narcotic painkillers.  Why isn't THAT on a warning label???

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