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[IP] Started the pump yesterday

Background for those of you who don't remember my intro post -- I am 
currently 13 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby, and am a Type 2 
diabetic who has been controlling with insulin since about three 
months before we conceived.  My CDE and OB/GYN both recommended the 
pump to me, and after a little wrangling with insurance, I finally 
got started yesterday.

So far so good!  I'm still a little bit uncomfortable with having 
this pager-like thing hanging off my waistband all the time -- it 
keeps wanting to pull my shorts down!  And sleeping last night was 
interesting too, as I kept worrying that I was going to get tangled 
in the tubing.  It went OK, though.

As far as BGs, I've been a lot more stable than I was on insulin 
shots.  Last night before dinner I was at 91.  That's the first time 
in weeks that I've seen a pre-dinner number over 75.  I'm so used to 
going hypo before dinner that I almost cried with relief, seeing that 
91.  All my postprandial numbers have been great, too.  Nothing over 
130 at the 1-hour mark.  I'm hoping the good numbers continue.

The only thing is that I did wake up this morning hypo, with a 47.  I 
conferred with my CDE on the phone, and she recommended lowering my 8 
PM - 6 AM basal rate slightly (went from .75 to .6) and we'll see how 
it goes tonight.

So overall, I'm loving the bg control and the freedom from injections 
(no more stupid NPH!) but I'm still not sure about having this thing 
stuck to me 24/7.  I think ultimately it's worth it, it's just a lot 
to get used to.

Type 2, pumping since 8/20/03
pregnant with 2nd baby, due Feb. 04
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