Just wanted to share that I got hooked up to my new pink Ping today! I'm really excited, since I'm graduating from the MiniMed 508 I got back in 1999.
The training was really easy, and the lady who did it was super nice. I can already tell that this is going to make a world of difference for me.
If I could only figure out how to get a song other than that Beethoven tune. . .
I'd decided to name my new pump Chandler, as I'm a big fan of Friends, but it wasn't until later that I realized I'd been accidentally clever. . .so now I'm spending my days with Chandler Ping. :0)
I think the greatest encouragement I can give is the A1c numbers I got from my doctor's office yesterday. Three months ago, I was at 10.2, and the number from yesterday was 7.7!
The pump's not a magic cure, you have to work at it, but it can help you do a lot.
You are doing well, Sarah. I knew you would. Keep it up!
My AC1 numbers run between 10 and 11. This is great encouragment. Thank you!
How are the first few hours of pumping going, Barbara? I remember when I got mine, I kept thinking that I should be taking a shot. I also thought i would be sick from either being high or low, because the initial calculations would be off. I remember being at choir rehearsal that evening and feeling better than I dad in weeks.
I hope yours is going as well. If you need anything, holler, and keep in touch. Let us know how things are going.
Thanks for thinking of me. One of the things I'm worried about is taking my nightly shot of Lantis! I've been in the habit of taking my Lantis before going to bed. I have to get used to always having the pump on me. I know that once I see results, everything's worth it! I had a low blood sugar early this morning. They think I may have had some Lantis left in my system. I worried also about the initial calculations being off. Several hours after I started the pump, I thought I felt more energy but it had to be my imagination because it was too soon to make a real difference. I guess it's not since you had a similar experiencel. I'm going to a wedding the beginning of July and I have to figure out what to do with the pump as I'm wearing a dress without pockets. That will be a challenge. How long have you been pumping?
Congrats to You and Chandler, SarahB . I'm just wondering how you as a new user really likes your Ping . I myself am going to be "hooked up" on the 24 of this month (7-24-2012) and have been studying so I know as much as possible about the pump. Again , Congrats to You. Roger M
I LOVE the Ping. Love it.
The only two problems of note I've come across are that I once got my arm caught in the tubing and pulled it right out (which, you know, was my fault, but at least it didn't hurt like the Medtronic did!) and something I find irritating, which is, if your inactivity alarm goes off (you can set it to give you an alarm and to stop giving you insulin if you haven't pressed any buttons in x-amount of time) it also, for some reason, un-primes it? Meaning, you have to go back in and re-prime.
It only takes an extra unit, but that seems sort of like a design flaw.
Everything else has been awesome. I'm very happy with my decision.