[IP] trusting my pump
hi there everyone,
a few comments/questions after four days on my new pump.
1. did anyone have problems coming to "trust" their pump? ive had the best
sugars of my diabetic life, with no lows, but i have this recurring fear
that the pump will malfunction, or the set will go bad, or ill just
suddenly spike. i know all of these things can happen, but im having
trouble feeling that they are exceptions to the rule. i think it is just so
odd not to take a shot for food, and there really isnt visual affirmation
that insulin has been delivered (other than the pump screen) so it is most
likely a period of adjustment. im having trouble sleeping from worry about it.
2. for women, i highly recommend the Benefit garter, the cutely named
"chickster." someone else sent this suggestion to the list and i just
wanted to second it. i wore it last night with a dress, and no one was the
wiser. plus, it was comfortable.
3. im using the quickset, which is going fine. however: when i was trying
out the set several times i never had a reaction. now, i get a red circle
that looks like an angry bullseye around the little red dot where the
cannula was. it doesnt itch, so this may be a bit cosmetic. should i try
that tape-stuff? i cant figure out if im allergic to the adhesive, or the
redness is caused by removal, which in my opinion, really hurts (like
pulling off the tape they use after taking your blood.
4. if anyone is using the cozmo, do you occasionally "lose" the different
carb ratios you've programmed? especially when going back and forth between
carb and insulin unit types of entries? can this be prevented?
5. finally, i use so little insulin (almost 30 percent less on the pump)
that i was wondering if i could keep the same cartridge in when i changed
the set. yesterday with my first set change i threw away the old cartridge,
along with quite a bit of insulin, which seemed like a waste.
I hate to clog the list with lots of emails, so ive tried to compile these
all together. feel free to answer any or none of these questions.
thanks so much,
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