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This morning was weird. As I was drawing up my last daily dose of Lantus, I felt as if I was saying good-bye to an old friend.  Or maybe I should call it a partner.  For the past ten years of my 38 years with Type 1,  I have used Lantus.  I remember the day when the Doctor said to try this new insulin.  The Dr. referred to it as a injectable type of pump. A basal insulin.  He explained the long acting vs. short acting and so on.......  Lantus has served me well. Prior to Lantus I was 70/30 and before that was NPH.  I did not like those friends so much.  They were like roller coasters. Wow things have changed over the years. 


A new adventure is about to start with my Diabetes.  I go live with insulin with my "new friend" the insulin pump in the morning.  April 27, 2010 is going to be a new day for me.  Am I scared, nervous, anxious, freaking a little?  You betcha I am.  The same way that felt when I started with my old friend Lantus.


I realize that we sometimes need to have are old friends around us to support us.  And I know that it will be as close as the Butter Compartment. Thank You Lantus for being a good friend, partner.  


Tags: MDI, Pump, insulin, lantus

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Haha! I said goodbye to my Lantus about a year ago. I was SO ready to say goodbye! I took Lantus every night for years at 10pm. Nearly every night, I'd be tired, and SO annoyed that I had to shoot it up. Funny though, still every now and again, around 10 o'clock, or later, I think "oh no, I forgot my lantus!" and have a small panic for a split second. Then I remember, and LOVE it :) Enjoy your pump and the freedom!!
I hope to be joining you soon. I can't wait to say goodbye to my "friend". Although I am happy he was with me all these years. Maybe it is my "friend" the needle I hate the most. Wish my Dr. would hurry up and fill out that darn medical necessity form.

annoy them, it can work
Which pump did you end up going with? And I'm curious what was the one thing that you liked the most that made you choose it?

Medtronic 723. I felt that i read everything possible on both Animas and Medtronic. You ask why? they have a cgms all in one system. I am not on the cgms yet. I just did not want another attachment.
Thanks, that's exactly the info, I'm looking for. :-)
omnipod- tubeless got me
Congrats on pumping. Lantus is so much better than previous insulins and pumping is so much better than Lantus!




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