Bigfoot, Bigfoot Spouse long tradition over confident, think natural finesse, supersmart, even if time/time again wind up bad result. Like Harry Allard The Stupids. 4+ month use pump. Only now understand necessity this instruction: use room temperature insulin.
Bigfoot/Bigfoot Spouse experience, “room temperature” advice phrased in way not penetrate skull. Wrong understanding = it will be easier to avoid air bubbles if you let the insulin come to room temperature before filling the cartridge, but since you are so careful about purging bubbles, you can keep your insulin in the fridge until the very last second—and have fresher, more effective insulin than those who rely on the pathetic crutch of bringing insulin to room temperature for bubble avoidance.
But what room temperature instruction really mean = You must use room temperature insulin. Even if you’re naturally superior in every way, and super-skilled at purging.
Because air bubbles will form within 24 hours, leaving your insulin looking like 7-Up, and diluting every dose. With air. Contained in bubbles.
OhHhh! (Capital H signify voice rise few notes in middle for realization noise.)
Yesterday third day in row need change insulin/site. Day 1 + 2 Bigfoot blame spouse. Ask, How could you not see this cartridge is all bubbly? It’s almost fizzy. Look at that. Look at that. Look. Day 3: it cartridge Bigfoot make. Bubbly. Bubbly like Prosecco. Like champagne. Dawn on Bigfoot maybe problem cold insulin. Easy forgive self, move on. Pop cork for celebrate! Realize fizz source, anticipate better BG control.
Bigfoot figure out how bring insulin room temperature in few minutes. Armpit. Inspired by mom tuck cold insulin sports bra-bound cleavage. Kudos on balance medical + foxy—very difficult achieve. Bigfoot not have what take for this method, but find armpit have good grip, very toasty. Fill cartridge no air bubble so easy.
MORAL OF STORY: some instructions are worth following.