Friday, April 18, 2014

Get Pumped

Om April 7 Owen got an insulin pump. It was quite a learning process. While we are still getting used to it, it has gotten a lot easier. The first day the cannula that stays inside of his body got bent. His blood sugar just kept going up even though I had given him insulin. Because of the bent cannula he wasn't receiving the insulin. Thank God for the 24 hour help line or we would have likely been making a trip to the hospital. The cannula has bent twice more. It really sucks when this happens because then you have to put in a new infusion set, which is very painful for Owen. We have to change the infusion set every 3 days and to say he hates it is an understatement. 

On the bright side his blood glucose is much mor controlled. It is much easier to treat for high BG or for carbs that he has eaten. No more insulin shots! We see the endocrinologist on the 24th and will talk about starting to use the Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM). This will make things even easier. 


  1. Hi Dara,

    As Owen puts on a little more weight it will become easier to find places where the cannula won't get bent so easily. If they are bent and insulin is not getting through it should send an occlusion warning to the pump which should help prevent elevated sugars. Please let me know if you have questions or need anything. I've been using the pump for about 8 years now!

    Keep up the great work!


  2. Thanks Mason! It has given me a No Delivery warning twice, but gave no warning te first time the cannula was bent. I know him being so skinny is not helping matters! We are getting better at it day by day.