1. Dorte Harris

    Great post!

    See…with me an insulin pump would be close to impossible because I react so negatively to rapid-acting insulin. And yes….maybe I am “lazy” too…I don’t count carbs…I kinda know when I have had enough. I know 3 jelly beans or 1 glucose tablet will have my BSL skyrocket by about 6-7…that is how sensitive my body is! When I eat potatoes…I ONLY eat the low-carb potatoes and yes they really have made a difference! I’m a carboholic…I have to have them so I have found some things that I tolerate and some I know will probably raise my BSL a bit but I don’t COUNT carbs per se! I know having 5 Jatz biscuits will probably raise my BSL by 2-3 but it will also come down again within 1 hr due to the Lantus long-acting insulin and the Jardiance pills.

    I don’t think ANYBODY goes into the decision of getting a pump easily…it is a HUGE decision.

    I injured my back at work 12 years ago…had spine surgery 10 years ago and ended up with a condition in my spine called Adhesive Arachnoiditis. Now…..it is incurable…progressive and insanely painful. I was offered an intrathecal (directly into the spinal column) morphine pump…I declined because in my eyes…that is my last option because there is no turning back after having that pump inserted into my spinal nerves.

    When it comes to my “newly” diagnosed diabetes (about 6 months even though I KNOW I have had it for longer)….I have chosen to do once a day Lantus long-acting insulin with NO rapid-acting insulin and 25mg Jardiance pill in the morning. My specialist and I are still trying to find the best combination for me but this one seems to Jobe working so far. I have a Freestyle Libre disc scanner in my arm to keep close eye on the ⬇️ I get which come on very fast but I test my finger prick about 4-5 times too every day due to the discrepancies with the Libre and trust my blood over the interstitial fluid ANY second of the day! I pay CLOSE attention to what my body tells me because I am also taking beta blockers which can mask a hypo if you are not careful!

    Would I get a pump….honestly I don’t think so…not R ght now anyway. As long as we can “control” my hyper/hypo episodes with injections and food…I don’t think it is necessary 🙂 BUT…I take my hat off to those who have the pump! It is a huge commitment and a lot of work counting carb..,eating properly to minimise hypos! 🙂

  2. Great post! I am still on one injection a day and as you know going up and down depending on my morning readings. I am open to pumping and the learning curve, I am open to staying on injections. For me its all about my state of mind. Learning to accept, accept accept.

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