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[IP] getting started
To Roselee and others just starting:
I liked the way my CDE did my training - I had one meeting with dietian to discuss carb counting. I had a meeting with CDE and started with saline in the pump! We did that for a week. I'm glad as this got me used to everything. And we foudn out I am allergic to part of the set, the tape and the skin prep! Gald we found out before I started on insulin. It was frustrating to wait, but worked the kinks out - like how to primp the pump, which I forget by the time I got Home!
I was very shaky after each appointment and wished I did not have to drive home the 1 hour in JAX traffic. It was emotional stress - not physical. This has been very emotional for me.
Today I started on the insulin! YEAH! we took care of all the allergic reactions and now the sites do not "hurt or sting".
Two hours later I feel great!
A couple of thoughts: I am type II and insulin resistant - so the amount of insulin I am taking is considerably more than what I hear on IP. almost twice to three times as much - that worried me - but CDE says Type II do that.
The first week I am to eat the same amount of carbo at each meal - so that we can regulate everything. Then in two weeks, I will do the fasting at different times to "work the kinks out"
Also - as I have been running from 100 to 300 every day - they said they would bring me "down" slowly. that if they tried to get me to 100-120 the first week - I would feel like "crap" (excuse). so they want my bgs to be about 150 - 200 this first week.
Thanks again for all your support - my cats have ignored the tubing after the first day or so!
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