This past week was SunFest down here in south Florida. It is a 4-5 day event with a lot of music from artists of all genre. There is also a pretty large art festival too. I believe that it started off as a large art festival and then music was added at a later time. Anyway, I had never been to SunFest before because I am not a fan of music festivals. I love country music concerts, but don’t like festivals. This is the first year that SunFest had a country music lineup, so of course I wasn’t going to miss that….plus I had a Groupon.
SunFest in south Florida just sounds hot and sweaty and muggy. In the past, when I was using an insulin pump, my infusion sets usually fall off because of how much I sweat in these situations, so I was a little worried about the infusion set falling off and having to insert a new one in that crowded place. Fortunately, it was overcast and raining off and on (which was ironic because David Nail was there and one of his hit songs as ‘Let It Rain’).
The infusion set stayed in the whole time and the CGM was working great, so I had a good feeling about the day.
The day consisted of only a few beers, some french fries, a cheesesteak, some rice and pineapple chicken, and a few other snacks along the way. It’s SunFest, you have to have some unhealthy food!
I was a lot happier being on the pump than I would have been on MDI. It was a lot easier to take my insulin exactly when I needed, I had the CGM telling me when I was going low or high, and it was the perfect combination. It made me remember why I used to say that I would never go back to MDI when I was on the pump.
It’s coming up on summer concert season, so there will be more of these stories to come.