Insulin Pump

By ccritch Latest Reply 2010-05-20 19:54:52 -0500
Started 2010-05-20 14:23:01 -0500

Hi to All my friends and whom soon to be friends!

I went to my Insulin Pump Educator last night and I started to Cry and Cry and Cry and then she started to cry. She could not believe the stress, and how overwhelmed I was over the my sugars, my mom and the pump situation. She assured me so much I have no more tears and feel a thousand tons off my shoulders. The Greatest news yet to come!

I will be getting my pump on Tuesday! wow! I am excited! not to mention that I will go from 5 yes 5 insulin shots to 1 WOW! I am so glad.

So I called my mom and why do I put myself through this I don't know, I wanted her to be happy for me. She just cut me down again and said don't do it! I have a letter to send you about doctors using people as guinea pigs! I said gotta go bye! I hung up! good for me I cut her off. I am not going to allow her to do that to me anymore. I was so stressed out yesterday. My A1C was 9.3 Yikes! but it will get better I am sure of it.

Thanks all for listening and shout! hooray!

7 replies

monkeymama 2010-05-20 16:58:45 -0500 Report

I am very proud of you for standing up for what you believe in. I am very sure you will do GREAT with your new insulin pump. They are worth every bit. Enjoy your happiness with your new insulin pump. Never allow someone to tell you differently or convince you that what YOU WANT is wrong. Good Luck to you on Tuesday. I am getting mine pump therapy tweek'd Tuesday.

petals 2010-05-20 14:59:03 -0500 Report

You go girl!!! I have to cut my Mom off sometimes as well. Good for you!!!!!!!!!!!!

ccritch 2010-05-20 15:34:54 -0500 Report

I felt bad but I was worse than feeling bad, all I wanted was support from her. I have been avoiding her, she just caught me on the phone at work, and said what are you going to do? I said I am getting my pump on Tuesday! she said no you didn't do it. I said yes I did I chose Life over nonsense. I said don't you remember my father died at age 45 from complications of diabetes! her answer was you need to talk to your sister who works for a cancer doctor, A Cancer Doctor what do they know about diabetes care and pumps and insulin intake? Yes they need to know about what meds you take that is it. I said I have to go too busy. She said ok well call me later.

All I want to hear her say is I am glad you are taking care of yourself and your health. but noooo! that is too hard to do for her.

Thank you for your support. :D

kdroberts 2010-05-20 14:35:08 -0500 Report

Cool. What pump are you getting? I'd love one, just too much expense right now to justify it.

ccritch 2010-05-20 15:29:12 -0500 Report

I am getting a Medtronic pump! my health insurance is helping but I do have an out of pocket expense but I have no choice I really need it. If I didn't need it I would opt out until I could afford.

How do you manage your diabetes?

Thanks for the support :D