My endo diagnosed me with secondary (other) diabetes due to 1) genetics, and 2) drugs taken to combat other diseases. I have taken injections for other disease and given injections to my diabetic parents and grandparents. My endo now says that I need insulin since Metformin was a fail as well as diet and exercise. My job which is one that requires activity with the public—networking at Chamber meetings—breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, etc. In addition, my levels fluctuates based on the food being served—I am on a low-carb diet.
Do you think my endo would prescribe a pump for me rather than shots? It would make my life easier. I know of two that have meter/remote bolus options that would work well with my lifestyle. I already keep a close track of my blood glucose levels (pricking and charting), but there is no way I would be able to test and administer an appropriate dosage, and know the menu in advance—too many variables, in a room averaging 100-150 people. With the remote it would look like I'm checking messages or texting on my phone.
Anyone have any advice?
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