"I think the other lesson is to make arrangements to have someone knowledgeable advocate for you if you can't. The wife handles all the medical stuff except for the diabetes. She didn't really know the language or procedures or what to ask…"
"Thank you everyone! The problem was solved when a friend drove 1.5 hours to deliver his own pen to them. I got some more info but it's still a bit confusing. I am getting the impression from what I was able to piece together that few doctors…"
"That's what she should have done. The person his wife talked to at Medtronic didn't set that in motion because she suggested that the hospital give him a flexi-pen. That seemed reasonable but then the hospital was all in a conundrum about…"
"what, this makes no sense. Any hospital will give a type 1 insulin if they're in their care for pete's sake...so, never heard of such a thing. there's no paperwork needed, if a type 1 comes in DKA, they don't ask who the Endo is…"
Hi Maria! It is now over a year since we talked. I am eager to know how your diabetes is developing? I experienced a loss of a couple of kilos without increase in my HbA1C after starting Lantus 6, just recently increased to 8 IE. Supplementing with 2 IE novorapid per meal, all in all about 8 IE daily. Looks like I am at the same phase you were a year ago, wondering how long this will last.
omg i have wanted to be a biochemist since i was 15 but never could gather enough money to get into college- and then be able to support myself at the same time. I mean grants and scholarships are great, but what do you do with your husband at home? :( haha.
Glad to hear its going good :) Please see my one blog post to see how I'm wearing mine. I love that way!!! Also I really am not minding the site changes as I find them to be mostly painless and very easy :) Let me know what you think of my pump case, you mentioned wearing it in a pocket when you have one which is why I found a diferent way because I don't nearly always have one :)
I'm mostly a soprano, yes, but it has always been a hotly debated topic among those who work with me. I have had directors and teachers cast me in either direction and then argue over whether I'm a lyric mezzo or a lyric soprano...which I think has a lot to do with why I didn't go on to do an opera career. I love teaching high school voice though. They are so talented and so motivated. I sing for a few local churches as a soloist, too.
I'm so glad you're doing well with the pump so far. Those first few weeks with any new technology are always the hardest. To be honest, I don't remember much about my first years pumping, but I was in college with a hundred things on my mind and diabetes was unfortunately not the priority it should have been.
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