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Re: [IPk] Annoyance
In message <email @ redacted
>, Mike Jensen <email @ redacted> writes
>pumping for 4 weeks and loved the improved control I got from it.
>big downers for me with pumping were:
>- wearing the pump (it annoyed me a lot being attached to it)
>- cost of the pump, plus ongoing cost of consumables
>- managing consumables (making sure i didn't run out, etc etc)
>These things are highly significant to me and may decide me against the
>pump. But the improved control and flexibilty were great! MDI is easier to
>live with by far for me.
I'm still hoping to get the chance to find out these problems - so
learning at second hand is good!
I _think_ I can imagine the annoyance of being attached to a pump (kind
of like the annoyance of being attached to a Walkman vs having speakers
in every room of the house?), and I can definite relate to the annoyance
of having to pay money when the chances are, it will save society money.
But managing consumables? I get prescriptions which last 3 or 4 weeks,
and buy needles which last a few months. In both cases, I am always
realising I'm about to run out of something (a situation which usually
involves driving to the doctors to pick up a prescription, then belting
across Surrey to get to work on time, then going to the chemist in the
lunch hour, so I have enough supplies to take away with me that evening
for a few days out of the office. Or having to raid my emergency stash
of stuff. So what's different with the pump? Is there a long turn-
around on consumables orders?
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