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[IP] 3 days and love it!
- Subject: [IP] 3 days and love it!
- From: Cocuzza <email @ redacted>
- Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 00:48:15 -0400
Hi all, just wanted to share my excitement about my hooking up on
Thursday. It went great! I did worked myself up thinking that it was
gonna hurt and that I couldn't do this in my stomach(Ive never given a
shot in my stomach except once and I said never again.), well was I
wrong. It is alot of remembering in beginning with programing the pump.
(I thought my head was going to explode) But my educator and doctor
had a nice sheet step by step for each function on insertion and bolus,
basal and so on. It seems like a great cheat sheet. Anyway, by the
time I got to the insertion part I was like lets do this and get it over
with. I did it on the first try and it didn't hurt a bit. I mean
nothing. It was great! I changed my first site today by myself with
emotional help from my husband and it wasn't bad. My blood glucose has
NOT been over 300 at all since I hooked up on thursday. I know its only
3 days but considering everyday around 1:00 pm I was way over 300
sometimes 400!. The first night my sugar ran 140 all night long. Some
200's in the afternoon. But today I did not have a reading over 200!
It was such a great feeling. I went bowling tonight and kinda splurged
alittle on some food so when I got home it was 300 from 199. All I had
was Nachos, so I just took a bolus of 2.5 units and I should hopefully
be back to normal soon. This morning I didn't eat breakfast until 11:00
AM. Wow, I ran 150 all the way to 11:00, something I could never do
before. It is still a very strange feeling not to be giving
injections now. I actually put my syringes away just in case I went
to inject out of habit (23 years is a hard habit to break). So anyway,
I just wanted to share my excitement about the pump, and to thank you
all for all your information and encouragement before I was pumpin'.
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