Thursday, March 20, 2008


I feel like a kid in a candy store!! Or a diabetic who can now do what she wants :) Of course, I had a pump before, broke a few months ago, so I have been on shots. Well, I had been getting pretty sloppy with my shots lately and so I called to finally get my new MiniMed Paradigm pump set up. They had me come in the next day!!! Wow!

I was so nervous because, as I said, I was getting a bit relaxed with my shots and blood I didn't have many to go off of (not that what I would have had would have helped much anyway since I am so all over the place due to old info and laziness). But, I got it all set up and I am LOVING my new pump!! My old pump only gave a basal rate and bolus...which was all I thought I really needed...until now!

This new pump allows me to put in my carbs and it calculates my insulin based on that. It even wirelessly connects to my meter so when I check my shows up ON MY PUMP! How neat is that!! It can then use that number to determine if I need any extra insulin. I mean, talk about cool! My insulin had been between 80 and 120 all day (yes, I know it has only been a day, but I don't think that has happened in YEARS!

I am so excited and feel so encouraged!! Just wait until I get the CGM attached to it as well! Yay!! I can't believe I was missing out on all of this before! If anyone has any questions about the pump, feel free to ask. I am happy to help :)

Hoppy Easter!!


Cara said...

Yay! Congrats on the new pump. Aren't the fun?? I wish you all the luck and best.

Jamie said...

AWESOME.... I have a feeling that the new pump and CGMS will give you a little extra incentive to keep your diabetes management high on your priority list... I know they did for me. Great that you are excited and doing well with your new pump!!!