i haven’t found a post about this topic, so i will just put it out there and see if anybody relates to this and how they have handled it when it has happened.
this afternoon i bolused for my lunch. i had other things on my mind…probably still deciding what i was going to feed myself…while i was calculating the amount of carbs i was planning on eating. for whatever reason, i came up with a number in my head and bolused for that. it wasn’t until i had eaten that i looked at my pump to realize that my IOB was not making any sense to me. it should have been higher.
well, the first thing i did was estimate my I:C ratio and then bolus that into my pump manually. (1:10 ) i wanted to be conservative. i figured that it was only a half hour difference from my original bolus, so what was the big deal; the peak times of the 2 boluses would be very close together. big woop, right?
well, i waited 3 hours post meal to test my BG. totally normal. (114 ). but, i’ve retested 4 hours post bolus, and now my BG has become slightly elevated (130 ). not quite certain why this happened, but it is what it is. i’ll just accept it and move on.( yes, i did retest twice to make certain i wasn’t just getting an erratic BG reading)
but, the point of my post is that there are times when i get totally distracted after a bolus, and then i end up eating too long afterwards, and i go low before i even eat. there have also been times when i eat, but forget to bolus completely, till maybe an hour after i’ve eaten and then i have to go backwards and give myself a bolus.and, there have also been the times wherein i completely forget to bolus and then 2.5 hours later when my BG is hovering around 300, and i can’t figure out WTF happened, then i look at my pump and find that there is no IOB and that i never entered a bolus in the first place.
of course, there have been plenty of times during which i am dealing with a new food at a new restaurant, and i completely screw up the bolus and spend the rest of the day/night trying to correct the mistake. (but thats not really the point of my post)
i any case, i would love to hear from all of you who have made some silly or not so silly “delivery” mistake and how you have dealt with it. all stories VERY welcome!!
PS: just retested and my BG was 94. yippie