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SHORTYGETFIT's Photo SHORTYGETFIT Posts: 477
11/24/09 8:53 P

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Thanks, it wasn't as bad as I anticipated. I had a good talk with the Medtronics rep tonight. I think I might go with that one depending how the cost looks.

Thanks again.

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11/24/09 1:10 P

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You should expect lots of information, a little bit one-sided but not unrealistic (at least at mine). They are "selling" the pump as a great tool, and it is, but not without effort. Have you done any research on your own about pumps in general and/or any version specifically? It might help so that you have a heads up on what they're going to talk about but also so you aren't hearing it for the first time, it might stick a little better. emoticon
I'd say the best thing I can recommend is to relax, they can't MAKE you buy one if you don't like it, and take notes so you don't have to commit everything to memory.
You can also call the individual pump companies and talk to their sales reps, I know there's differences between the various makes and models and talking to each company can give you the clearest picture of each (again realizing that they are selling theirs so they give you the best info and maybe leave out some of the complaints).
I think I looked around for a few months before actually deciding to go with a pump, so there's no reason to make a hasty decision or feel pressured to make up your mind today.
Totally changing your treatment system is a big deal and its okay to have doubts and worries , just make sure you're comfortable and have enough information before acting on anything.
Good luck!


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SHORTYGETFIT's Photo SHORTYGETFIT Posts: 477
11/23/09 10:41 P

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Hello,

I am coming up on one year to my Diabetes diagnosis and I am considering the pump. I have class tomorrow and I am a tad bit anxious. Does anyone have advice on what I should expect and what I should ask? I have not found a Diabetes Educator that I have built a rapport with, I have honestly found them to be rather frustrating. ..sorry if there are any Educators reading this.

But I am a bit nervous because I don't want to deal with high's and low's EVER again -I know, that's not the reality of the matter.

Any advice would be appreciated and anyone willing to hold my hand through the process, we'd be Spark Friends for life. emoticon

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