In my quest to get pumping by Christmas… There’s a lot to do.
I really, really, really want an insulin pump. It’d be a huge improvement in my routine. It doesn’t mean that I can go on autopilot with my diabetes, but it does mean improvements on some of the things that annoy me on a daily basis.
- No more shots 4 times a day (overall reduction of pokes to my body)
- The ability to have partial units of insulin (gives me better influence over my blood sugar numbers)
- Less math
- Quicker cook to eat time by not having to do the pokes. Test – program – eat is much simpler than my current process
- No more Lantus and no more feeling of injecting acid. Since this long-acting insulin that I inject at night has to be slighting acidic to stay in solution, it burn as my body absorbs it. A pump gives me smaller doses of the other type of insulin, reducing this huge discomfort
This is a new type of journey for me. I’ve researched facts and we’re scheduled at the Clinic to learn more and get started, but I would like to hear more.
If you use an insulin pump:
What did you wish someone had told you when you started the process?
What was the most helpful thing someone told you about pumps?
Has pumping made your life any easier?