Years ago, when I tried to eat the regular 'diabetes' diet, I used 65 units of insulin a day.
When I switched to low carb, in 1999, I immediately reduced to about 40 units a day.
Pumping allowed me to drop to about 35 units a day.
Now that I've lost weight, I average about 28-30 units a day. I still have about 20-30 pounds to lose so it'll be interesting to see if that number continues to reduce.
Your endocrinologist should be able to help you arrange 'trial runs' with a few different pump companies. They'll usually set you up with a pump using saline, so you can get a feel for wearing it. Make sure you get your hands on different models to check out their features. What I like best about my Animas is the stellar customer service, along with the remote/glucometer. I can wear my pump hidden away and just test and bolus, all from the meter.
type 1 diabetic,
showing this disease who's boss!
February 2013: NEW GOAL! I've lost 60 pounds to date, so it's time to kick these last few to the curb!
| Pounds lost: 3.8