My doctor has been trying to get me approved for an insulin pump for 3 years now and finally got me approved. I start training today. I'm scared to begin the pump because it seems sooo confusing! Can other people out there who are currently using the pump help calm my fears!!!! I am being trained on the Minimed Paradigm 722 and a new meter called the Onetouch Ultra Link. The meter seems pretty simple but the pump is totally confusing me. I've read all the literature that came with it and semi-understand the functions. What I fear the most is: inserting the tubing, how often does it need to be changed; drawing and inserting the insulin vial and operating the pump correctly; what if I make a mistake and give myself to much insulin or I forget how to do a function and mess up the whole thing? I am scared!!!!! Does the pump really make it easier to manage my diabetes? HELP CALM MY FEARS PLEASE!!!!
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