Saturday, July 24, 2010

Here we go!

The wait has finally come to an end as I am now wearing an insulin pump! I could hardly wait for this day, yet at the same time I was grasping on for dear life to my old treatment of diabetes. I can say as of now I am really, really enjoying wearing my insulin pump.

It seems like its disadvantages were played up a lot more as far as wearing it around. I know that at pump therapy they insisted that at first you won't know what to do with it when you're changing or when you have to go the bathroom, but truth is I instantly knew what to do. Maybe it's just me, but I just thought - why not clip it to my bra while changing my pants? And as far as going the bathroom it really doesn't need to move it can stay clipped to my pants!

I honestly barely noticed it today and at times forgot all about it! The best part about it so far is that I never had to give myself a needle after putting it in and 10:30 p.m is approaching and I don't have to worry about giving myself insulin!

As soon as the trainer left I had to give myself bolus (fast acting insulin) for lunch and I had no problems what so ever. I like that my meter talks to my pump, so then the pump does all the math for me and even includes the fact that my sugars are high or low, so therefore I need more and less insulin.

The only thing is that today I went low twice - below 4.0. As I type now I have just treated a low with a juice box and still feel a little shaky - but I am able to write this note! I also spent the day shopping in Cambridge, so that could be in relation to the lows.

So far the pump has been a pleasure to have. I am interested to see how my sleep will be. I am sure I will be fine - I am not nervous wearing the pump.

This is the start to an interesting ride and I am glad I can share it with all of you.


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