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Drinking with a Test Strip

September 18, 2012

Yesterday I was able to go to my first synchronized swimming class/lesson of the year.  I am unsure whether I will be able to continue this for the rest of the year due to different work & swimming schedules this year, but I wasn’t working yesterday so I was there for the WHOLE time, which was awesome.  I used to help out (volunteer coach) three years ago when I was searching for a job, so it was awesome to be able to help out again.  Although the kids who I used to help can swim circles around me now!

After swimming I was stable around 200, but shortly before I was going to bed, I started dropping.  I’ve been on the higher side lately so I didn’t worry.  But around midnight I woke up covered in sweat, and checked the Dex wondering why it hadn’t woken me up.  It had to have beeped because it was reading LOW (below 40), but I didn’t hear it.  So I opened the jar of tabs and ate the rest (there were 4.5).  I then looked at the juice box and grabbed that, but it didn’t have a straw.  So I grabbed my test strip and started stabbing the aluminum hole and it worked!  The corners of those strips are sharp enough to poke a hole in the juice box.  It’s definitely not as easy as a straw, but it does work!  I then came downstairs for baby fruit, and then ate PB & fluff out of the jars.  When I started shivering from the sweat, I went back upstairs.  I fell back asleep after a while and was surprised when I was floating along the 200 line this morning (I assumed I would be over 300).

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 18, 2012 12:04 PM

    Let me be the first to say it… very MacGyverish of you

  2. September 18, 2012 1:41 PM

    200 isn’t bad at all, when you feel like you’ve massively over-treated!! Thanks for the test strip tip – I’ll keep that in mind next time my straw goes missing, as they tend to do.

  3. Sara permalink
    September 18, 2012 8:43 PM

    I think it was last week or the week before when I couldn’t find my straw. I had changed my reservoir the night before. I used the needle to fill the Animas reservoir to poke a hole in the foil of the juicebox. We are hardcore!


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