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RE: [IP] daunted by opportunity...

> So I bought the pumping insulin book over a month ago
> and I haven't made it past the first chapter. I'm so
> intimidated by the degree of control one has with the
> pump and the responsibility that comes with it. Since
> I went on the pump in May, I've thrown away the
> starting basal rates and insulin/carb ratio my doc
> gave me which means I'm finding my own way gradually.
> But I'm a little lost, because I don't have any method
> to my bolusing - just eating sort of the same things
> when I can, which sort of works. I know my BG's are
> better than on MDI, but I can't seem to inspire myself
> to truly take advantage of the pump and figure out
> correction boluses, and other equations so many of you
> use. Does anyone feel this way? I've always avoided
> involving my endo, because the choice I make in how
> much insulin to take is ultimately made by me
> according to exercise and food on a day to day basis.
> Thanks for letting me rant, if anything.
> Catherine

Me too! I find myself over-bolusing to make sure I've got the meal covered
and then double-backing to the fridge if I feel low.  It gets more
complicated if I don't exercise consistently.  I must either not exercise at
all or exercise all the time in order for my body to establish a zone of
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