So, last week I went to Jamaica with the family for my sisters wedding. It was freaking AWESOME! I wanted to stay in Jamaica, partially because it was amazing and partially because I wasn't looking forward to the long trip home.
I decided to go on my first "pump vacation" since starting my insulin pump last August. It was interesting and I was a little scarred getting started but everything turned out ok. My numbers actually stayed really steady for not using the pump. Having done it I think everyone should take a break at some point from their pump. Outside of getting the prescriptions filled there isn't much else you need to do other than let your Dr. know in case things go south. There were some benefits to the pump vacation, not being attached to the pump for starters! It also made me resort back to basics as far as carb counting and carb ratios were concerned which was kind of compforting to know not much has changed there.
I won't bore you with all of the details but I used 2 shots a day, one at 9am and 9pm, of Lantus at 15 units per shot to replace the pump. The I used a Humalog pen throughout the day to cover my food intake similar to bolusing in the pump.
It wasn't until I got home that I remembered why I liked the pump so much, I forgot a 9am shot of Lantus. Once I figured out that I thought about taking the shot but since I was stuck in a meeting until 10:30am, I never did. My blood sugar was out of control until I could get home and reinstall my insulin pump.
Overall it was a great trip, a great wedding and a great break from my pump. However, I missed my pump, missed Molly and missed my own bed. So I was happy to b back as well!
Here are some pics from the trip:
The rents and brother sleeping on the way there
Chicken's Magic Tour Bus = our shuttle
The beach right outside of our room
The awesome waiter from the reception dinner
The view from my porch
My brother and I
The view of our resort from the catamaran
The whole fam
My brother and I, a bit worn and burned