Finally hopefully get a pump

By PaigeRCD Latest Reply 2013-02-07 09:29:27 -0600
Started 2013-02-07 06:53:25 -0600

The frustrating thing about diabetes is how it's always changing. Your insulin needs can change for a number of reasons, & very quickly too. My diabetes have been particularly unstable for the past few months, even though I'm doing what I'm supposed to do (according to myself & my endocrinologist). Today I woke up with the dreaded high (over 500) reading on my meter, which I haven't had in probably 10 years. I got really upset thinking about the plans I'd have to cancel for the next few days until my numbers get in a better range, how sick I feel even though I've been doing what I'm supposed to be doing to take care of myself, and all of the complications I'm more likely to get later in life because of the instability in readings (high numbers also make me a little dramatic I'd say!). Silver lining? I've been opposed to getting a pump ever since I first tried one about 9 years ago. But I know it'll give me much better control & this extreme reading has convinced me to try it once again . Fingers crossed I can get an appt with a diabetic educator today! If I have to wait the usual 3 months, I think I'll back out.

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Type1Lou 2013-02-07 09:29:27 -0600 Report

I hear you! Just when we think we've got this under control, our body throws us a curve and we need to adjust. I started on a pump in 2011 after years on MDI (multiple daily injections) because I was experiencing scary morning low BG's. I'm loving my pump and would find it hard to go back to MDI. Hope pumping works out for you!

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type1's mom 2013-02-07 07:06:22 -0600 Report

Surely times have changed and the pump is technologically better now! We have a pump and love it but we did get it early- only 6 months after diagnosis. We still have unexplained problems but overall we have way more control and piece of mind

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