One great benefit of working from home: being able to run over to the middle school to change the infusion site and reservoir for the 11 year-old’s insulin pump when it unexpectedly runs dry during the school day.

One great benefit of working from home: being able to run over to the middle school to change the infusion site and reservoir for the 11 year-old’s insulin pump when it unexpectedly runs dry during the school day.

Once again, we’ve had to replace the 11 year-old’s insulin pump. This is her fourth pump in the three or so years she’s worn one. The buttons keep failing. Nothing worse than unreliable buttons.

The good news is, thanks to this thing, she can look forward to a long life of happily operating a sailboat with a handsome gent at her side.

LOW RESERVOIR!
Time to change the 11 year-old’s insulin pump reservoir and infusion site.
I could do this blindfolded by now, but my spidey sense tells me I shouldn’t, so I won’t.
I probably shouldn’t be drinking beer while I’m doing this either, but my spider sense can suck it on that one.

LOW RESERVOIR!

Time to change the 11 year-old’s insulin pump reservoir and infusion site.

I could do this blindfolded by now, but my spidey sense tells me I shouldn’t, so I won’t.

I probably shouldn’t be drinking beer while I’m doing this either, but my spider sense can suck it on that one.

Downloading info from the 11 year-old’s insulin pump.
This picture doesn’t capture the chaos and time sync this normally simple task turned into today which eventually involved three different computers.
Clearly I was being punished for any number of things.
THIS IS ALL THE FAULT OF ONE MALFUNCTIONING PANCREAS!

Downloading info from the 11 year-old’s insulin pump.

This picture doesn’t capture the chaos and time sync this normally simple task turned into today which eventually involved three different computers.

Clearly I was being punished for any number of things.

THIS IS ALL THE FAULT OF ONE MALFUNCTIONING PANCREAS!

I had no plans to go to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, or anywhere near Cambridge, today when I got up this morning. But the 11 year old, who has Type 1 diabetes, was due to go there on a 6th grade field trip.

Which is why I made her take her glucose testing kit along to school this morning, so she could test her blood sugar mid morning and again before eating lunch.

Which is why I reminded her 18 times before I took her to school today to bring the testing kit with her on the field trip.

Which is why I sighed heavily and ran my hand down my face when her teacher called this morning saying that the 11 year old had left her glucose testing kit in her locker at school.

Which is why I was cursing to myself as I got in the car, drove to her school, picked up the testing kit and drove the 20 or so miles to Cambridge.

Which is why I had to fight the urge to honk at, flip off and possibly run over (gently) the slow moving genius Harvard student pedestrians and bikers gumming up the roads around campus, before finding a parking spot (no small feat) and dropping the kit off with the 11 year old’s teacher.

Which is why I made a run for some good local brews on the way home, since I was out and cause I sure as hell deserve it.

Traveling with T1D: Here’s our bag o’ insulin pump infusion sites, resevoirs, glucagon shot, rescriptions and used sharps. Fun!

Traveling with T1D: Here’s our bag o’ insulin pump infusion sites, resevoirs, glucagon shot, rescriptions and used sharps. Fun!

Got some glucose gel for the 10 year old, for when her blood sugar goes low.
I may have to give it a taste, myself.

Got some glucose gel for the 10 year old, for when her blood sugar goes low.

I may have to give it a taste, myself.

What goes well with polka dot pants? Why polka dot socks, of course! And an insulin pump.
The 10 year-old’s outfit this morning.

What goes well with polka dot pants? Why polka dot socks, of course! And an insulin pump.

The 10 year-old’s outfit this morning.

Dang it - I just tossed an empty NovoLog bottle. I wish I’d have thought of this…
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Sunday, December 16th, 2012
Happy Holidays!

Dang it - I just tossed an empty NovoLog bottle. I wish I’d have thought of this…

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Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Happy Holidays!