Insulin Pump

Sugar Moma
By Sugar Moma Latest Reply 2009-03-26 15:50:12 -0500
Started 2009-03-26 15:29:38 -0500

Since I am on my 41st year of being insulin dependent, the insulin pump has been a great asset to my life. I no longer have to give myself 4 or more shots of insulin a day. I have a positive attitude and take my diabeties one minute to one day at a time. Even though I have multiple medical problems I do not dwell on the problems but look to staying positive, eating healhly & encouraging others who are diabetics to get to know their bodies & test their blood sugars several times a day because if they do not test their diabeties will present more complications than they will be able to handle at times. Since I have been diabetic so long and you ever want to discuss diabeties or anything else associated with the disease, please just let me know.

2 replies

roshy 2009-03-26 15:40:49 -0500 Report

Thank you SUGA MAMA!! (that name is fantastic)

I read your post with great delight because i am thinking about pump treatment as is seems like a better treatment for me as i am having great difficulty with my injections.

I have had Diabetes for 6 years now and i can honestly say that i have never felt in control of my condition. I do not eat the right foods or take my injections. I avoid the doctors as they cant seem to talk sense into me or give me any other optimistic advice.
The pump seems like a new start so i think i will opt for it. I know its not a quick fix and that is not what im looking for, i just want to be in control. x x

Hope to talk to you soon, thanks again


Sugar Moma
Sugar Moma 2009-03-26 15:50:12 -0500 Report

Thanks for replying. You need to remember several things and I am the type person who gives a straight forward approach, so here goes and do not take it the wrong way as I am talking from the "hip" so to speak.

Diabeties is a serious disease and you are the only one who can control it. It will take effort, a lot of learning what works for you and what does not work as every diabetic is different, since we are all different. DO NOT be afraid to go to the doctor and express your concerns about how you fell about your diabeties. Believe it or not he/she will probably understand. If not, find another doctor that will work with you and help you to control your blood sugars before too much damage is done. Also, please keep a Positive Attitude. We all make mistakes in taking care of our health so take it one day at a time and you will succeed. Keep in touch and let me know how you are doing with your diabeties.

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