I contacted my endocrinologist today because I need a new prescription for my pump supplies before I see her later this morning. I was hoping that I could just wait until I saw her on March 25 to get a prescription from her, but there is no way that I am going to have enough supplies until that time. I only have four infusion sets left and about 7-8 reservoirs. The reservoirs, I don’t really care too much about because I re-use them a couple times before I actually throw them away. Infusion sets obviously can’t be re-used. I have been keeping one set in for on average about 6 days, and that is not the best idea either.
I am also getting low on testing strips so I am going to get a prescription for that also. I believe that I am going to stick with using my Freestyle Lite meter just because it is the one that I am the most comfortable with and have used for the longest time. I don’t know if she will write the ‘script out until I actually see her, but I’m hoping that she will, she’s really nice, so I’m sure there is no reason why she won’t.
I have been out of sensors for a long time because the ones that I have expired in October or November, I’m not sure of the exact date, but I know that I shouldn’t be using them. Thanks to a fellow d-blogger, not sure if you want to stay private or not, so I won’t mention your name unless you give the ok, was nice enough to lend me a few sensors until my insurance coverage gets a little better and I can start getting them on my own. Now I just have to re-charge my transmitter because I haven’t used it in so long, not since October. I am going to try and start using them on Wednesday, so I can get 2 full weeks worth of data for my doctor’s visit.
I hate being this low on supplies, but it is part of life. I can get them, I just didn’t know the process of getting them and just became ignorant to that fact and haven’t taken initiative until recently to make a few phone calls to figure out what I was supposed to do. Well, time to wait on the e-mail notification on whether or not I am going to get my scripts today or not.
Have a wonderful day everybody.