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Insulin pump?

Saturday, October 19, 2019

I went to an education class on insulin pumps today. I learned a few things, (yes, even this old dog can learn a thing or two, lol) but I don't think a pump is for me. Not quite as simple to use as it might sound at first AND very expensive. I really wanted to find out about continuous glucose monitors but that is also very expensive - after initial cost, the ongoing cost was about $90 a month - too much for someone on a fixed income pension.

As much as I hate poking my fingers, it is much cheaper so I guess I will just suck it up and continue with that. They have some new lancets out that don't hurt nearly as much, so I will be switching to that.

It's been a long time since I attended an education class so all in all, I found the session interesting and helpful.
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  • TEENYSMOM9
    Jo, I am sorry that option is not something that you can afford. I completely understand about the money issue. Living on a fixed income is not fun, although much better then no income at all. Even though you the insulin pump is not for you, at least you know about it now, right? I hope you'll have a emoticon week.
    46 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I would enjoy learning about them too.
    47 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Yes, it does pay to explore options and determine if they're right for you.
    48 days ago
  • BILLTHOMSON
    Great information, thank-you. I decided to do it the hard way and take control of my diabetes, so I no longer need insulin (including Metformin), but I still prick my finger three times a day so I can stay insulin free. emoticon
    48 days ago
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