Scott's Blog – October 2008 Archive (2)

The pump has arrived

And I have to admit that I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I guess that it has finally sunk in how much work it is going to be to effectively manage my condition with the pump. It will be worth it with better control... I know I'll feel better, live longer, be able to torment my kids more. And what I was doing before wasn't working very well.



Time to take a deep breath and dive in this evening I guess, I have a lot of documentation to read and things to learn before training Friday. The… Continue

Added by Scott on October 28, 2008 at 9:10am — 4 Comments

Countdown to the Pump

My minimed should arrive tomorrow, but I won't be trained until Friday, the 31st. Give me a few days to read manuals and such. I've been thru Medtronic's pump school, but will probably do it again once I have pump in hand



I see that I'm going to have to be much more consistent on my testing. I test at least 4 times a day now, but I'm not always consistent on the times I do it.



I wonder if I'll go home with insulin or saline pumping? Kinda hope insulin, kids are over this… Continue

Added by Scott on October 27, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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