Just wanted to introduce myself and vent a little... for anyone who wants to read it.
I'm Courtney, I'm 25, and am an RN in Minnesota. I've been a Type 1 diabetic since age 12 and hate nothing more. I've also had depression for the last 5 or so years which doesn't help at all. It seems like no matter how hard I try at managing my blood sugars I still have uncontrollable spikes that come out of nowhere. I currently use a minimed pump which I love a whole lot more than injections but hate because I can never hide it (at least comfortably). I'll try to stop venting, and get to actual questions/comments/info.
I'm considering switching from a minimed to an omnipod. My biggest concern is the price and cost associated with switching. Anyone made the switch? Also, I know I've seen some people who wear the pod on their calfs which I think I would love, but is that an actual recommended site? As far as I know (with Minimed at least), you need to have some fatty tissue to insert the pump into and the calf doesn't have enough subcutaneous tissue for the cannula. (Oh, and with any responses, please don't turn this into an argument for pro-pod or pro-minimed, I have seen too many of those and know my own stance on the pros and cons of losing the PDM and all.)
Random thought, I REALLY WANT a pancreas transplant. Haha, who doesn't?
Anyone else on here have horrible depression that makes it almost impossible for them to do anything all day? Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions that coincides with depression, so I know someone does, but I feel strangely alone, maybe because my husband is miraculously healthy.
Anyways, just wanted to say hi, thanks for the welcome messages. I have a regular blog but I stopped writing in it because what I normally wanted to write about was my frustration with diabetes and/or depression, and I feel like I can maybe do that here, and even if people don't want to hear it, at least someone might relate.