I take eight plus shots a day, but according to my doctor, the insurance I have won't cover a pump until I meet specific criteria-- and I don't qualify yet. Go figure... LOL
Valerie has been on a pump for some time, now, and she knows the score... any questions of course, just ask, but she's going to be a big help for you. In fact, pretty much the whole team here is into learning better self care, so just ask away--what we don't know, we find! LOL
Welcome aboard! Kathy
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm! P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Welcome Sabrina! Good luck with the insulin pump! Congratulations on the drop in your A1C! Happy to have you with us. Carol
“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” Eleanor Roosevelt "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." John Wayne "A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes." Mahatma Gandhi
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Congratulations, Sabrina! Pumping is the gold standard of diabetes care.
Remember to be patient though. There's a bit of a learning curve with pumping when you start. I was so frustrated (8 years ago) to see my control seem to go out the window while we were adjusting basals, boluses, etc. But work closely with your CDE or pump trainer and like most who pump, within a few months you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.
I have been a type 2 diabetic for about 10 years now, on insulin for maybe 4 years now. I finish my pump training on Monday and go live with the Omnipod. I really think I will like this pump and am hoping it will be better than the 4 - 5 shots per day I was taking. I am insulin resistant and we just found out I am also insulin deficient so double whammy. My a1c was 11 in March, had dropped to 8 in June after increasing my insulin by almost 4 times what i was on. That was after I started seeing an Endo. I need to learn new things to eat and carb counting. It is good to meet you. Sabrina
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