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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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First problem

Scott Benner

Not so much a problem as a mistake... I missed for the lack of a better term.  When I replaced Arden’s Pod last night I placed it too high on her abdomen.  The area I choose wasn't fatty enough so the insulin wasn’t being absorbed properly.  This led to high blood glucose readings.  After I figured out what happened and replaced the Pod with a new, properly placed one all is well again.


Lesson learned.


UPDATE: It turns out that the cannula got kinked, I called the manufacturer today to find out more about why that happened and was told that the cannula most likely hit muscle on it’s way in and bent.  Until Arden gets bigger we will have to be more vigilant about exactly where the pump is placed.