|My iPhone in comparison to my Pump|
Having an insulin pump is like having shortcuts which ultimately cuts a tremendous amount of time out of your day. Instead of having to pull out a pen, screw on a needle, count carbs, convert that to your insulin units, dial up and inject, all you have to do is take out your pump, count carbs, type it into your pump and press a button. You are able to do this while sitting on the table without a single person knowing - saying that, I would take my MDI at dinner tables freely, and many would not even notice I had given myself a shot.
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The first Insulin Pump invented in 1963 By Dr. Arnold Kadish
The first insulin pump was invented in 1963 and to say the least they have come along way. The first pump was like a backpack and now it is so small it gets mistaken for a phone or pager; rather than, an oversized backpack. The diabetes researchers have come along way in providing us with up to date information and technology that we can be thankful for, and while some decide to stay using MDI, there is nothing wrong with that. After all, some of us own computers, some of us do not, those without computers aren't worse off than others (until they need to google something...)