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[IP] Having Doubts
I'm having some major doubts about my pump. Since I started on the pump I
have gained a great deal of weight. Not only to mention the fact that I
have felt miserable every since I started. I tend to have many absorption
issues. A lot more than when I was on injections. Then again when I was on
injections half the time I don't think I was absorbing the insulin anyhow.
I think that the only thing that the pump has done for me, is that it has
taken care of the dawn phenomena.
I fought for several months to get this pump. I have wanted it every since I
first heard about the pump 12+ years ago. But I have never really pursued
the issue. Now that I have the pump. I'm not satisfied with the pump that I
have. I don't know if the D pump has this problem. But this is my 3 pump I
have had swapped out since I have been on the pump for 3 months. When I get
the new pump, things appear to work fine, but then after awhile the select
feature starts skipping screens. Half the time I can't ever get to the
bolus screen, it just skips right on to the suspend option, or even further.
I'm frustrated. I think I'm just stuck. I'm going to give the pump 3 more
months to see if it is something that I want to continue with. That way I at
least have 6 months under my belt.
I hear about others who have said, wow this thing has changed my life. I
love it. I don't feel that absolute about the pump. That tubing is such a
pain sometimes. I'm glad that my HBa1c has improved. That is one positive I
must say. I feel like I'm an expert at the ability to juggle, but I can't
keep those 3 balls in the air.
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/