I think I got my first pump in 1991. That makes about 17 years. Everything was great until last year, when the "scar tissue issue" began to rear its extremely ugly head. I don't seem to have any good spots left for infusion sets!
Stand in line, bsc, she is my new hero too! Awesome! I went to Camp Sweeney in the 70s and worked there in the 80s. I remember a visiting nurse who came through in the early 80s with a pump. The thing was huge, but we thought it was pretty amazing.
The first ones were huge! I bet they weighed 3 or 4 times what my current pump does. Really, when I think about it, they have changed a LOT over the years. And to think, glucose monitors weren't released that much earlier than the insulin pump. We have come a long way, for sure!
Old post revived and still good!! Here is what I want to know. Surely with all the technology available there could be some sort of test/scan they could do to at least tell us where the scar tissue is!! Even better, I want a proceedure that breaks it up so that it can then be absorbed by my system or sucked out.
I've been pumping since '92. Scar tissue doesn't seem to bad. But there are times when the pump fairies align and I am in my "sweet spot" and the sugar evens out and the insulin seems to work so much better. On second thought, maybe the scar tissue is more than a problem than I think it is.
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