Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Set it Free

Tomorrow is my first pump therapy class at 9 a.m at the Brantford General. I am looking forward to it and can't wait to order my first pump. I have yet to tell you all which company I have chosen and today is the day I will let you know that I am choosing the Medronic pump. The reason being is that it seemed the simplest to use.

I am not one to get into technology and research. It is really hard for me to look through the brochures of pumps and think which one will benefit me the most beyond the colour or skins you can buy for it. I realize that it is important to know the different aspects of each pump and I really did listen to all of the reps in order to gather a better understanding.

To me, Medtronic seems simple. I can work my laptop and iPod and I want to know that using my Medtronic pump is going to be just as easy. A lot of people have different opinions about pumps and that makes sense since it is a big deal for those living with diabetes. All the others that don't have diabetes probably just read this and think well that sounds good enough (I'm not going to lie that's how I am and I am a diabetic!)

I believe I am going to get the purple Medtronic and know that I will collect a skin or two for it. I am looking forward to seeing what it is like to wear it all the time; however, I know that that excitement may very well wear off.

I am extremely glad that I have this blog, so that I can rant on about my new pump and the ups and downs of my diabetes. Hopefully this experience will also be helpful to a lot of other diabetics!

Right now diabetes is taking me for granted. My sugars are all over the place which is making me beyond frustrated. This anger is bringing me closer and closer to the idea of the pump. I am so frustrated with diabetes right now that I wish I could just let it free - wouldn't that be nice!

I have no idea what I am doing wrong, but my sugars seem to climb and climb. I am going to switch my insulin vial just in case it is bad insulin! If my sugars are going to be this high I wish it was from at least a big fat piece of chocolate cake - not for no apparent reason!

We will see what the nurses at the D.E.C have to say and hopefully with all this diabetes therapy they can put me on a better path because to say the least I feel horrible!


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