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[IP] Talking you into it!
SNIP>>>>>>JoAnna Minick <email @ redacted>
> I am a person with diabetes for 47 years and have been having
problems with my blood sugars and my doctor wants me to go on
a pump. So all you insulin-pump users talk me into it.<<<<<SNIP
When I was about 54 my blood sugars went nuts.....now I am
convinced it was related to hormones, although my doc says no
proof of that. My local Nice Doctor who treated 55% type 2
diabetics, just kept saying "just do the best you can" but I was
very upset with the daily ride form 47-350 or more. I hated it and
stressed out so much about and he was telling me not to test so
much. I went to a specialist at UAB Birmingham (4 hours round
trip) and the first thing the head of the Endo Department said was
why don't you try a pump....I said, "I thought that was for really
sick people"! (Geez, wasn't very smart, was I?). So we talked
about it, I watched the videos, got on the web and searched
around, found great stuff - at that time only MiniMed and
Disotronics were out with pumps. I read everything on line that I
could. Made a decision within a couple of days, called them and
said Let's do it. Clinic had someone from MiniMed call me and the
next thing I knew my pump was here. With my pump arrived
freedom, great control (5.8-6.6 for over 5 years), and a very happy
person. The freedom is the most amazing thing. It took a couple
of years before I would not automatically eat at certain times. It is
so great coming home and not even bothering with dinner. Maybe
eating popcorn if I want at 9:00 PM. Going out with friends and
never knowing or caring when we might eat. AND the Good
new/Bad news is that you can eat ANYTHING YOU WANT, ANY
TIME YOU WANT.
The first thing I asked the CDE about was how many units to bolus
for a piece of Godiva (response was 2). I can remember on the
way home, my daughter was driving after picking up some truffles
and goodies at the B'ham Godiva Store, savoring that piece of
lucious chocolate for at least 50 miles.
I love my pump. I wear it on the waist of my pants, jeans, stuck in
the top of my pantyhose. Most of my skirts full enough that I can
bolus under the table, or use my remote to bolus. Actually I am
on my second pump. I will never go back to MDIs.
So get a pump, your only regret will be that you didn't do it sooner.
I promise you you will be thrilled.
If you have any questions, just let me know.
Good luck, and keep us posted.
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