D-Mommy Brain

by Leighann on January 26, 2011

We are all bleary-eyed and sleep deprived and it’s amazing that we somehow manage to get through the day remembering what we are supposed to do and when.

I did a couple of absent-minded things recently that made me just sit back and laugh.

Morning is always a rush. Most weekdays my husband gets the kids their breakfasts while I take a long, hot shower to try to wake myself up and get motivated to start the day.

On one particular morning I was making a gourmet breakfast for the kiddos.

Instead of punching 6-0 into the microwave for R’s bowl of oatmeal, I pushed 1-1-3. Q’s pre-breakfast blood sugar!

Too many numbers to keep track of at once between blood sugars, carb counts, and microwave times.

Another day Q and I sat down together for lunch while my husband and son were out seeing a movie. I had pre-bolused for the bulk of her meal, but needed to give insulin for the remaining carbs she consumed.

Her OmniPod case and my iPhone were both on the table next to me. I reached for my phone and tried to give her a bolus!

You would think that I would realize that no matter how many times I try, that I cannot give a bolus with my iPhone.

But wait, it gets funnier.

Since I had my iPhone in hand I tweeted what I had just done.

PDM iPhone Tweet 1

But what was even funnier was that when I hit send I reached my hand out to Q and held my phone by her side waiting for the beep that signifies that the pod heard her PDM and is giving a bolus.

I started laughing out loud to myself.

PDM iPhone Tweet 2

I’m still laughing about it half an hour later.

iPhone and OmniPod integration cannot come soon enough…though now I have to wonder if that’s such a good idea!

What absent-minded things have you done?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 AmyK January 26, 2011 at 8:58 am

I’ve tried to bolus with my iPhone before, but I’ve never hit send. That’s hilarious! I needed that laugh this morning! Btw, I love, love, love having the blog delivered to my email! Never seem to find the time to sit down and catch up with everyone on Twitter. You are such a blessing to so many! Thank you, LeighAnn!


2 Karen January 26, 2011 at 9:45 am

Too funny!!!! We really do start to run on Diabetes Auto Pilot, don’t we?? I’ve been know to ask my husband if he tested and bolused, even though I’m the one with diabetes, not him!! LOL


3 Kelli January 26, 2011 at 1:35 pm

My favorite diabetes absent minded thing is when I test my blood sugar, look at the number then get ready to enter that info into my pump and I have already forgotten the blood sugar reading! That happens more often then I care to own up to!


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