College

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great time celebrating the holidays with family and friends. The highlight of my holiday season this year was definitely finding out where I’ll be going to college in the fall…I will be attending Villanova University!!! While this is super exciting, it is also quite nerve racking. It’s hard to think that I will be all on my own with no one to check my blood sugars during the night except for myself. Despite the nerves, I am so grateful for all of the life-changing technology that is going to make it easier. My CGM has completely changed the way I deal with type 1 and I know it is only going to get better in the future. So for now I just have to practice being on my own before I leave for school in late August. I know it will be challenging, but it will be worth it! Any and all tips you guys have for dealing with T1D in college would be much appreciated 🙂

Infusion Set Changes

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a great December thus far. I can’t believe how fast it’s all going! Anyway, this afternoon I did a new infusion site at 4pm and immediately started climbing. I did a total of 10 units to correct the high and am still at 330 4 hours later. Has anyone experienced this before? I am always insulin resistant when I do a new site but I found today to be especially bad. It is really frustrating when I’ve stayed on top of it and kept giving more and more insulin, but I still somehow manage to get above 300. If anyone has any tips for how to manage blood sugars after site changes I would greatly appreciate it!

Injuries and Blood Sugars

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving! Yesterday I hurt my thumb badly in a football game around 10am. Later that day and night, I could not get my blood sugars below 300. I thought maybe it was a bad site, so I did shots for my meals and corrections, but that still did not seem to do the trick. When I got home around 8pm, I did a new site and a 6 unit correction via injection again. By that time I had over 14 units in just corrections and was still over 300! I was thinking maybe the adrenaline and stress from being in so much pain could have made me insulin resistant but wow! That was definitely a first for me. Has anyone ever had a similar experience?

Bad Site

Hi! I had a weird scenario yesterday…I had my site in for a day already and it was totally fine but then out of the blue I woke up at 210 and COULD NOT get down for the life of me. After 4 hours of over 10 units of insulin, I was still at 300. I did a new site and everything was fine after that! I just found it super weird that the site wasn’t bad from the beginning, rather it took 36 hours to stop working. Does anyone have any explanations/experienced this before?