YEY! Mario and Luigi arrived via UPS today while I was at lunch! Iâ€™m so super excited!
Also, my other concern about possibly needing to move my appointment up from Tuesday to tomorrow or Monday has been alleviated. I was worried that I would run out of insulin in my current pump the day before and have to waste a whole bunch of insulin by filling a new cartridge. As it turns out, with my decreased insulin requirements, I only average 36u per day. I have 177 units left in my pump now, so that should last 4.9 more days, which would have me lasting until a couple of hours before the appointment. (Unless I bolus by shot for my meals through the weekend. That alone will save about 15u per day). The only question now is whether the insulin will be good that long. I guess if my bgâ€™s start going up, Iâ€™ll switch it all out and only partially fill a new cartridge.
I am trying to resist the urge to go ahead and start on the new pump. I have already set up the pump settings to match my current ones, along with setting up the meter, all per the manualâ€™s instructions (which I have read over and over again before the system got hereâ€¦ Iâ€™m such a geek!). Iâ€™m hoping that even though I have set it up and taken the batteries out, that itâ€™ll still â€œrememberâ€ the settings. If not, thatâ€™s ok. Iâ€™ll just consider what Iâ€™ve done as a practice run!
The skins were supposed to arrive today as well, but they didnâ€™t, so Iâ€™m guessing theyâ€™ll come tomorrow. Iâ€™ll keep you guys posted as things move along.