The old saying "Anything that can go wrong, will." rang very true today. TWICE!!! I woke up for class this morning and as always, went to promptly check my blood sugar.
Strip in the meter. Blank screen.
Held the power button. Nothing.
Changed the batteries. Nada. Zilch. Ditto.
Luckily for me, I am an incredibly intelligent human being with just a dash of OCD, so I always carry a backup. OneTouch UltraMini to the rescue!!! I mean it's probably the most boring, featureless meter out there but in the end, it does what it's supposed to.
Here's where it gets fun.
After class I got back to my room and went to call Animas Tech Support. As I was taking the skin off my pump to read the toll free number listed on back, the bottom corner of the keypad pulled away from the pump. Well damn.
My conversation with the Animas rep went a little like this…
Rep: "Hello Animas tech support, how can I help you."
Me: "I swear I'm not abusing my pump but everything is broken!!"
Rep: "……….could you elaborate?"
Long story short, both my meter and my pump are getting replaced within about a week. In the meantime the pump is still functioning and I shall be using my backup meter.