I suppose this post title is a bit misleading since most of the fail is the result of user error. Okay, that’s not accurate either. Technically the fail is a result of user procrastination and a couple of less-than-ideal functions of my prescription mail order service.
Normally I can reorder insulin pen needles a day or two in to my final box and receive my re-up with plenty of time to spare. The same goes for my insulin. I typically re-up on my insulin pens as soon as I start my last pen. Everything arrives at my door and life carries on. But when my number of refills reaches 0 and I don’t receive any direct notification of this balance, things, like this important fact, will slip through the cracks.