Yesterday I was having a great relaxing Sunday afternoon, I went for a nice eight mile run in the morning and was enjoying an afternoon with Leanne and lunch with my father. Everything was going great and then I could feel myself getting very short tempered as the afternoon went on. I had changed my pump site at 2pm, and by 5:30 was in the 300s and very angry. I grabbed my humalog pen and gave myself six units, I would then have to wait for the insulin to start working and hope that my pump site would be working properly. Eventually my blood sugar would go down and I would get back to normal, I just wish I didn't have to deal with three hours of high blood sugars.
Moving forward I will probably take around four units of insulin before changing my pump site. That insulin should cover me while the new site slowly begins to work, but what if I have to change the site, take insulin and then out of the blue I'm asked to go for a run or bike ride. I probably wouldn't be able to because of the four units I would take. My next idea would be to make sure to change my pump site just after dinner, that way I have insulin in to cover the meal and wouldn't be to active after my meal. What I want most however is a reason why it takes almost eight hours for my new insulin pump site to start working properly.