I tested just before eight and was at 348!! I felt like crap and decided to take another six units of insulin. Around 9:30 I still felt like garbage, I was very angry and very thirsty, I decided to change insulin pump site. When I took off the old site the tubing was filled with blood, that explains why my blood sugar was so high. I had not been getting any insulin since 6pm. I changed the site but went to the old insulin pen to get the insulin that I needed. I knew that the pen would get the insulin in quickly and hopefully that would make it work quicker.
The real problem was that all of this happened around 10pm. I wanted to sleep, but I just took 15 units of insulin to cover this crazy high blood sugar. I don't encourage anyone to do what I did, what I did was dumb but I believed in my twenty-two years of living with diabetes. I believed in myself and the decison on the amount of insulin I took. I went to sleep and didnt wake up until 5:30am. I awoke with a blood sugar of 88, I'm not proud of that however. I don't want to say I was lazy but I should have set an alarm for 2am and tested to make sure everything was ok. The sensor was right on with my blood sugar all night but again that is no excuse for what I did.
The moral of this blog is to never think you have total control of your diabetes. I got lucky, I'm not proud of it but what happened has scared me to the point of being a model diabetic. No matter how long you have had diabetes you can never forget the basics.