Last night about a an hour before I went to bed, the alarm on my pump went off, reminding me that I had 10 units of insulin left in my insulin pump. I knew that I wouldn't use all the insulin in the pump by 6:40 a.m when the alarm went off.
I'd have enough to last until breakfast and I could change my infusion set right after I showered. I hate wasting insulin and was annoyed about the the timing of my insulin's rapidly depleting status. I could save the insulin reservoir (which of done in the past,) it was 10 units after all.
Mondays are tough, and I'm usually rushing to get out the door by 8ish. Did I really want to take the chance that I'd forget to change my reservoir? I could and do carry the supplies with me, but I had a meeting first thing, so If I did forget, I'd have to excuse myself mid way through-which was something I didn't want to be bothered with.
I had a heart to heart with my insulin pump and we decided it was best to "eat' the remaining insulin in said reservoir and play it safe.
I put in a new infusion set and reservoir and that was that. it was over in less than two minutes, but I was still annoyed. This time I'd have to let the aggravation go, because:
A. it wasn't worth it
B. I was REALLY tired.
Cut too this morning - when I was all types of foggy and groggy, but SO happy that there was one less thing I didn't HAVE to do this morning. But I still felt guilty, BIG TIME.