Tag Archives: Diabetes Problems

Vampire Cannula….the Worst Ever?

Sometimes when high blood sugars don’t seem to respond AT ALL to correction boluses, you know its not a carbohydrate issue, or bad insulin, the only thing to do is pull the site and start over.

And sometimes, low and behold, the answer is in the cannula. Or in this case, all the way up the tubing.

Worst occlusion ever.

The Perils of a Hotel Mini-Fridge

Two Bottles of Frozen Insulin

We took a road-trip North to Great Wolf Lodge (aka, Kid Paradise) yesterday to celebrate the end of the school year. The boys were in charge of packing the cooler at home before we left, and unpacking it into the hotel room’s mini-fridge when we arrived.

What I neglected to do is double-check their work.

What I found when I went to pull out yogurts for breakfast this morning is that my efficiency-minded little boys had packed all the smallest things into the smallest part inside the fridge. We grown-ups know this part as The Freezer.

Another small thing from the cooler? The little container that held the insulin bottles I brought with us for Luke’s site change he’s going to need this morning. *stomach drops*

Yes, my friends, this is what frozen insulin looks like. And consequently, now completely useless insulin. Dead insulin on vacation? Awesome. Let the trouble-shooting begin….