As a type 1 living with diabetes for 37 years, I have seen my fair share of the disease. The advantage for you, is that I have learnt some tricks that can make living with it easier. Here are my 3, would love others to share theirs.
1. Place a back up pen in a thermos, in your car and if you get caught in a bind, you will have rapid acting insulin that is less likely to be compromised (provided you change it out every 30 days). Bonus: You'll also have a place to store coffee if you get desperate.
2. Use baby oil to get infusion sets off. This is a cheap way to reduce the adhesive on the back and also not bad for the skin. Another tip is don't take them off after a shower as the heat makes the adhesive more sticky.
3. Fill reservoirs with pre filled pens. The left over is an easy way to have a back up pen and makes filling the reservoir easier.
4. Make it a habit to ask to see everything that is new to market from your entire health care team (don't rely on them to just tell you). This includes other devices and offerings from "brands" you might not have been using.
Hope this helps
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