First Day Of Pump/School. It’s 2 For 1.

posted by on 08/22/2013 | 1,052 comments (leave one of your own)

On Tuesday, Zoe got her wish in the form of an insulin pump full of actual insulin. Peace out, saline. Her doctor had our settings all ready to go and the awesome Medtronic rep walked Zoe through programming everything into her pump. When we left the Barbara Davis Center, we were super excited because no shots and we headed out to lunch.

As we sat down, Zoe said, “I think I’m low”. She checked and her blood sugar was a 63, not too low. She treated the low and checked ten minutes later and she was a 43. Panic at the disco because WTF.

I made her chug glucose gel and chocolate milk. She came up eventually, but this went on ALL DAY.

We were running back to school errands, as this was the day before she was starting 7th grade. She had planned to carry her backpack from last year except when I finally dug it out of her closet, I noticed the bottom was absolutely shredded and full of holes. I’m not sure how she did this exactly, but it looks like she straight up drug it on the ground behind a moving vehicle.

So our errands consisted of going to ten different stores the day before school started looking for a gd backpack with her having a low every hour. The pump also was beeping and vibrating and as she ate the last snack out of my gigantic mom bag/diabetic supply kit in the middle of Kohl’s, I began to wonder if this pump was a good idea.

When we got home, we were both exhausted. I was mentally exhausted because WORRIED and Zoe was exhausted because I’m sure having low blood sugar all damn day isn’t pleasant.

Her blood sugar finally got above 120 and I told her to take the damn pump off and to go lie down. I did something I never do: I called her doctor at home.

He told me to keep her off the pump until she was above 150, lower all of the dosing settings on the pump, check her at midnight and 3 a.m., and to call him the next day with a blood sugar update.

I set the alarm on my phone and y’all, I went to bed terrified of low blood sugars. I realized I am much too old to wake up every three hours because I couldn’t even form sentences the next day from the all the tired. Zoe slept through both checks, FYI. She held steady all night at 159 and 155 and woke up the next day refreshed and ready for the first day of 7th grade with a solid 233 (a bit high, but better than a 43) while I debated injecting myself with straight espresso.


She did amazing during school, I mean, amazing isn’t even a big enough word. It is hard enough navigating a new school, a new locker, and oh look, a new medical life saving device, but she did it and she rocked it. And when your mother drives to ten stores looking for a backpack, you get to pose with it on the first day of school.


To review: The pump is awesome, I’m old and tired, and Zoe is going to rule the world. Look out, 7th grade. (I was going to say we are so PUMPED, but I refrained. Restraint, I have it.)

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