Last night was freightening for me. I have been on the Minimed 512 insulin pump almost 6 years and it has changed my life. Last night before going to bed I was changing my infusion sight. I primed my pump as ususal. And then inserted the infusion. I went to prime the canula and did not notice on the pump screen that it was still in the primeing mode for before it was inserted. I did what I was supposed to do, but something malfunctioned and all the pump would do was the prime and rewind mode. Somehow I have myself around 70 units of Humalog all at once. That was so much more than I could consume carbohydrates for. I ended up in the emergency room with a glucose IV. (Happy Mothers day, huh?)
Medtronics is sending me a replacement loaner pump which I should receive tomorrow morning. They were pretty good about that, since my pump was out of warrantee. They tried to help me by having me drink a lot of sugar water. That didn't work. It made me sick to my stomach.
I thought I would share, wondering if anyone else has experience such horror? I am still pretty emotional about it.