Just wanted to give everyone an update. I am doing quite well actually. Getting things under control is going well, too. I think my pump going out was a blessing, and I knew it was the moment it happened. Having to take the injections forces me to keep track and check, and if I am keeping track and checking, then I do try my best to do well. I am just going through the motions and not thinking about the distractions and frustrations, which have actually been very few. I skipped dessert at a family Christmas party and didn't even think twice about it. I know I didn't have to, but if we are trying to figure out the correct amount of insulin, then I didn't want to have an off day due to miscalculations. It has been pretty easy, but I was ready. I was so ready. That is what really makes the difference I think. You can't do it because someone else wants you to or because you need to; you really really have to want to.
Well, since I am now saving every penny I have, I am looking for advice on a new updated pump. I am not sure I am ready to look for one quite yet, but I figure it is never too early to start looking for information. All my pump did was bolus the amount I put in in .5 units and give a basal rate. It is amazing how far they have come. I really want one with a glucose sensor. I figure if I am getting a new one, I might as well get the most up to date they have. So, any info on pumps or paying for pumps would be very welcome right now!! My old one was a Disetronic H-tron Plus, so I am sure I can upgrade to a Spirit, but I hear they are kind of crazy with the meter, the palm pilot and the pump, and it doesn't have a sensor...Help please! :~)
4 weeks ago