OK, so I set my low cartridge warning at 20U (it was previously on 10U). Big mistake, because 20 is just enough that I can forget about it for a while. Anyway I'm out to dinner last night, food comes to the table and OH S***, I only have 5U. Not nearly enough for this dinner.
So I'm thinking to myself.......self, you know there is about 15U of insulin in the pump tubing how can you take advantage of that? After talking it over with my wife, I knew that I could deliver said 15U (about) by blowing the insulin through the tube from the "connector" (I know there is a fancy word for it but I don't know what it is) to the insertion site. I so wanted to do it (being the T1 McGyver that I am), but my wife talked me out of it. Something about germs and infection. So I didn't do it.
But have any of you ever tried this out of desperation??? I'm curious if it worked or would work. Let us know. Thanks.
Jason in Orlando.