Hi everybody. I just wanted to get into the group as I have just started on my pump yesterday. So far so good with no major hiccups...
Congratulations! If you do not have or haven't read the book Pumping Insulin by John Walsh, I highly recommend it. It will tell you everything you need to know about adjusting your pump's many settings. Even though yur doctor or diabetes educator will help you initially, you will need to understand what they are and how to mintain good control.
The fifth edition of Pumping Insulin is due out this month or next month. I have pre-ordered.
I have been using a Minimed 522 for 5 years now and really benefit from the flexibility the pump provides!
Great book!! I read it before I got my pump and it really helped. I didn,t feel "lost".
Congrats! I love my pump. I have been on minimed pumps for 12years so if you run into anything, let me know, I have probably seen it.
Good for you! I hope you got good training, because the pump can be a blessing, but there are always gremlins in the woods trying to trap you, and you need to be on the lookout for when things go bad. The vast majority of the time, they won't, but then there's always that rare case. Do some reading on what other people have experienced with the pump, and likely as not, you'll have a great time (closest thing to not having diabetes), and catch any problems before they become severe! :-)
Congratulations. I have been on mine for six months and sm still trying to figure it out completely.
Thanks fo rthe support and the warm welcome. I actually had a great trainer and she is on call for me for the next month. The good news is that because of my running training schedule and the work that we did with that for MDI, we already have a very good idea of how we are setting up my pump for the baseline. The more complicated part will be when I start training again for marathon/half-marathons. I am comfortable with my trainer and with my understanding of how my body reacts thanks to testing 7-10 times daily for the last year.
Gerry, I have not read pumping insulin but it is at the top of my list. Do you suggest that I wait for the new edition?
Thanks again to everyone for their support! I will keep you posted on my progress.
i've been a pumper for a week now and i am loving it , no needles 3 times a day is a blessing :D been having some issues with hyop's and hyper's but i figered it out with some reading here and on other sites , for example my instructer put the active insulin time 3 hrs after reading about it on the net i found that 4-5 hrs is the best, i called another instructer and she tole her she told me change it to 5 hrs since i am not over weight and i dont eat that much , and she tought me how to dual my insulin if i eat fat or protiens and not pure carbs . it's been only a week but i noticed that i dont go to the bathroom as much and my face is healther cant wait to test my HA1C in 3 months :D good luck :)
Been on the mini med 723 for 16 days now, and I wish I done this a few years ago. It has made life much easier. The only issue I have had is the infussion comming off while working outside, it seems that the tape on the infussion set dont like sweat..My mini med coach sujested i try Tincure Benzoin it kinda works like the IV prep. you may want to check into that since you do a lot of running.
Best of luck to you