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Diabetes Hack… Kind Of?

After years of wearing a pump I realized a great way to avoid messy tubing from sticking out of my pocket or below my shirt.  Let’s say my infusion set is attached to me somewhere on my right side… clip the pump to my left pocket, stretching the tubing across my belly thus reducing the amount of excess tubing left to snag on doorknobs and arm chairs.  Brilliant!  Why haven’t I thought of this before?  I don’t know how well it would work on longer tubing (I get the shortest one out there… 24”?) But right now it is working like a charm.   (Sidenote: I still have to tuck part of the tubing into my pants because I am not two feet wide thank goodness.  But it still is working out great)

And I’m taking a few days off from the blog as I’m headed up to Breckenridge tonight for a bachelorette/bridal shower weekend.   I know a lot of diabetics have a difficult time with maintaining their sugars while drinking.  I have been VERY fortunate that after a night of drinking, I usually wake up with a blood sugar around 120.  I don’t know how I do it but I’m hoping for another drinking with diabetes win!  (knock on wood)  Wish me bolus luck!