This is the first time this has happened to me....I have a cold so when I am sleeping at night, I have been tossing and turning the past few nights. Well last night, I was moving around so much that I ripped out my infusion site :( I decided to wait a few hours until it was time to wake up to change it but I'm not sure if that was the right move and I feel silly for calling my doctor for such a small question. Has this happened to anyone else??? What do you do??
Sorry you're feeling so bad.
I've not ripped my pump site out, but I have run out of insulin in the middle of the night. You can get up and put a new site in or just wait till morning and take a shot to quickly correct the high.
T1 since 1977 Minimed pump since 2002
It has happened to me so many times. One time it happened and I had to go to the hospital the next morning because I didn't get insulin for hours!! Causing me to get ketones. It was terrible.
Personally, If I noticed I pulled it out I would have put it back in right away, because I am so paranoid of ketones. That seems like the right thing to do. What did your doctor say?
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If your site is removed you are not getting insulin! Check your BG with a meter, do a new infusion site and get good rest!
I have never pull a site out as I usually keep my pump in my PJ bottoms pocket.
Medtronic Pump, 1998 & CGMS 2008
DxD: aug 1972 Age 10
Oddly Gina, I too am always nervous when I burn ketones. I went to my doctor about 2 years ago because I was burning ketones and my BG was normal. He looked at me as said something like .... everyone burns ketones, esp if you restrict carbs. I normally limit carbs, but I don't avoid them. He really gave me ariot at for being concerned.
None the less, I soon found a new doctor.