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[IP] re Jenny Porro
I would like to welcome you to IP. I also want to tell you that going on the
pump has been the single most positive thing I have done. I have been
diabetic since age 5 (31 years) and was starting to have severe anemia,
kidney damage, neuropathy, etc. Since starting the pump, I feel more like a
normal person because I am not tied to eating exactly every two hours like I
was before, my bg's have stopped swinging from 500 to 30 within an hour, I
have cut my insulin usage in half, have lost almost 50 pounds in 4 months
(not having to feed the lows) , skipping meals if I'm not hungry, I have more
energy than I have had in years, and I feel great in general. Sure, it took
getting used to being connected to the pump 24/7, but now I feel naked
without it. My kidney function is almost back to normal, I have been able to
cut all of my oral diabetic meds, cut the diuretics, and now only have to
take the neuropathy med occasionally when it kicks in. I have gone from 15
pills a day down to 5 a day, and 3 of them are vitamin/minerals.
As far as scuba diving, the Disetronic pump is completely waterproof,
although I don't know to what depth pressure wise, a rep could probably tell
In my opinion, once you get through the first few weeks of getting basals and
boluses set, you will feel much more like a normal person than a diabetic.
You couldn't take my pump away from me without killing me first!!
Let us know what you decide!
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