I am about to get an OmniPod, my first pump. I have had the Big D for 20 years and am very lackidasical and non-compliant. Even after losing both parents and an aunt to it. I had a heart attack in July, 2011 and of course that is the ultimate wake up call if one survives. Thankfully for my guardian angels I am still here. The biggest hurdle to my learning to pump is the carb counting. I understand the doc will help me figure out a way to set a basal rate for 24/7 but that I must know what I will be eating and the number of carbs. I eat a lot of packaged food so she said that was easy but I still fear I am too dumb to learn the counting. I don't have a fancy cellphone to look them up all the time either. I heard CalorieKing is a great book and I like their website www.calorieking.com
but who wants to haul a big book around and research carbs before your meal comes? What if you program those carbs and bolus and then don't eat all the darn food? Sheesh. Do you have to run laps after your meal?
Please advise how you simplify this for the challenged person. What tricks or gizmos do you use to help with that? Or do you 'guesstimate' all the time? Thanks everyone. Wish me lck learning to be a PodPeep.