[IP] I'm pumping...
It's my first morning after the pump.
Last night, I was so tired, so overwhelmed by the events of the last
weeks, when we finished pump training, my response was "well", and a
neutral one at that.
I had been very anxious all day being without any type of basal
insulin. I was expecting a whirring, clicking little beast, and it was
absolutely silent. So that was weird. I was just numb tired.
It was so bad, I couldn't really think last night, yet at the same time
couldn't sleep -- I have a myriad of sleeping disorders (sleep apnea,
restless leg to start), and bad nights -- the ones with no A/C just
mean more bad nights, even when the situation gets good.
However, after taking a sleeping pill I was finally able to shut down
and sleep. Alarm clock at 3:00, quick test and rolled over and back to
sleep. Wasn't sure if I needed to do anything, it was 82, but I felt
fine -- felt stable.
Woke up at 4:30 -- I've been doing THAT a lot lately, and managed to
stay in bed until 5:00. However, I don't feel groggy like I usually
do. It typically takes me a good hour before I can function. BS is at
85, typically I wake with sugar between 120-140. Bet that's a primary
cause of the grogginess.
Pump doesn't bother me at all to sleep, but then again, I'm hooked up
to a CPAP and humidifer, so how bad could the pump be. I think I do
want to get a couple of pajamas, and a couple of pairs of cotton pants
for around the house. On the thinking stage.
I really like the following (and this is the Animas software):
Being able to put in food in the database, and it tell me exactly how
much bolus I need.
Being able to put in BS in the database, and it tell me how much
correction I need.
And it putting that straight in the database.
I also like the reports, and my doctor did too, but that's the
statistical voyeaur in me (I've actually formerly been accused of
that). I would like a tad more information in the reports.
I'll let you know how the day goes.
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