We try our best to change Laila's site around the same time of day each time we change it, if we wait too long, her sugar spikes and she feels sick. Laila is here to tell you the steps she goes through each time we attach a new site.
|My sugar was too high, and my tummy was hurting.|
|These are some of the supplies I use to change my site.|
|I am cleaning my insulin pen.|
|I am putting insulin in my reservoir.|
|I hold it up and down like this to keep air bubbles out.|
|I am flicking the reservoir to get the air bubbles out.|
|I am checking to see the insulin at the top.|
|This is my reservoir. It holds enough insulin for 3 days.|
|I am putting the reservoir in my insulin pump.|
|I am filling the tubing and waiting for drops at the end.|
|Once there are drops at the end of the Mio, I am ready.|
|My mio is prepared and I am ready to attach it.|
|I am cleaning my leg to prevent germs.|
|I squeeze the sides of my Mio and it snaps into place.|
It only hurts for a second.
|This is my Mio on my leg. I almost always wear them on my legs.|
Sometimes I wear them on my arms.
|Here I am filling my cannula. |
That is the little plastic piece that stays in my skin.
|That is the big needle I poke myself with. It is scary.|
|This is where I keep my pump. Right in my back pocket!|
You can't even tell I am wearing it!
|This is my diabetes necklace. |
I wear it so people know I have diabetes in case I get sick.
|I am posing to show you that I'm cute. |
Can you tell I have diabetes?
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