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Pump Holiday to cure symptoms of burnout?

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Apr 14, 2012. 9 Replies

I just upgraded to the Ping after 4 years on the pump and I "love" it (I want to love it but I am resentful of anything D right now) and I've been experiencing some emotional overload from the…Continue

 

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Steff and Robert are now friends
Jun 7, 2013
Steff replied to tonilynn20's discussion 'Question' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I have a few q's regarding your usage...are you using it and then getting the spike? what dose are your using and are you using a combo bolus (initial dose and then an extended period dose as well)? I used to get spikes around an hour or two…"
Jul 25, 2012
Steff joined Scott Strumello's group
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This group is a forum for Symlin (pramlintide acetate) users or people who would like more information on this new treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Symlin is a synthetic form of the human hormone amylin which is made by the beta cells.See More
Jul 25, 2012
acidrock23 replied to Steff's discussion 'Pump Holiday to cure symptoms of burnout?'
"I try to find other things to be burnt out about, work, arguing with a 13 year old all the time, etc. diabetes is a piece of cake by comparison. I'm not sure I understand the appeal of the pump holidays although I've only had mine for 4…"
Apr 14, 2012
Timmy_D replied to Steff's discussion 'Pump Holiday to cure symptoms of burnout?'
"I went through a burn-out of sorts back in January of this year. I've been MDI for10 years, and I got my Ping last August. I started a new role at my job in November traveling at least every week. I was getting frustrated with running out of…"
Apr 14, 2012
Steff replied to Steff's discussion 'Pump Holiday to cure symptoms of burnout?'
"This motto really does help. I think that might be the only way I can ever really cope with it. Living in the moment."
Apr 13, 2012
Bug74 replied to Steff's discussion 'Pump Holiday to cure symptoms of burnout?'
"A very normal response! This helps me: Don't think/worry about doing this forever......just do it for THIS day. Just think about what you can do THIS day to make a tiny bit of improvement. Just for THIS day...."
Apr 13, 2012
Holger Schmeken replied to Steff's discussion 'Pump Holiday to cure symptoms of burnout?'
"Well, there is a reason why I am not in the pumpers club. I just needed one catheter to now that this approach is not psychologically sane for me. Thus I have put much efford into the Glucosurfer project to get more out of MDI. The temporary basal…"
Apr 13, 2012
Steff replied to Steff's discussion 'Pump Holiday to cure symptoms of burnout?'
"I was up all night testing my basal rates and I've had fantastic numbers before sleep and after and through the night. My main frustration with the pump is just feeling like I can't escape it, it's attached all the time and yesterday…"
Apr 13, 2012
Putertech replied to Steff's discussion 'Pump Holiday to cure symptoms of burnout?'
"I can completely relate to what you're going through. Earlier this year, I started on the Omnipod. It was great not having to deal with any tubing! But....I would bleed/bruise a lot with them. Got discouraged - put my Ping back on - hated the…"
Apr 13, 2012
brokenpole replied to Steff's discussion 'Pump Holiday to cure symptoms of burnout?'
"Steff, I wish I had a magic pill to deal with this because it happens, in one form or another, to all of us. I am T2 and my care is a lot earier. One shot of lantus and I am good for the day. I can only imagine what you are going through. But I…"
Apr 13, 2012
Holger Schmeken replied to Steff's discussion 'Pump Holiday to cure symptoms of burnout?'
"The rationality behind your steps is a bit strange to me. I can understand that you are overwhelmed and stressed out but the pump or pen is just a tool. You can switch back and forth as you like but you need to make some serious changes to you…"
Apr 13, 2012
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Pump Holiday to cure symptoms of burnout?

I just upgraded to the Ping after 4 years on the pump and I "love" it (I want to love it but I am resentful of anything D right now) and I've been experiencing some emotional overload from the feeling of being attached to my "pancreas". I decided today to shift back to syringes and vials (my pens are to be refilled tomorrow) and I'm already discouraged with that option! I forgot how much work it is to draw up a shot every time I eat (I snack all day long.) The last three months I worked super…See More
Apr 13, 2012
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Mar 22, 2012
Jim Allison and Steff are now friends
Mar 19, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Steff
"Welcome home Steff... This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥ Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click…"
Mar 9, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
hardcore support :)
Date diagnosed
December 21, 2004
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Dec 2011:6.9/Mar 2012:6.6
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animus! Upgrading to a Ping in a week!
Tell us more about you (optional)
My body and I are working things out. I've always had some sort of control but recently I've been feeling very overwhelmed by my lack of agency, just a disease that never sleeps! I'm also studying film at UC Berkeley and I love to DANCE.

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At 9:12pm on March 9, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Steff...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 12:03pm on March 9, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Steff- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 6:45am on March 9, 2012, Mimi said…

Hey Steff, Happy Friday. You may want to help me change the picture. It was the only one I could find at the time. lol. love you Mom

At 11:27am on March 8, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

Here's a link to help you get to know more about us: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 10:49am on March 8, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 7:03am on March 8, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Steff, welcome! our main offices are in Berkeley btw. here's a nice post explaining the community

http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/blogs/the-values-of-tudiabetes

 
 
 

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