After 17 years of resistance I decided to take the plunge and go on the pump. I was having a lot of lows and wanted to stabilize my BG's. So I thought the pump could maybe help me with that and maybe give me a more "normal" life.

So after many, many months of research and many months of government waiting lists and applications I am finally on the pump today.

I chose the Animas 2020 and was scheduled for an 8am appointment today with my CDE. The Animas rep was suppose to be there because I was the first Animas pump my CDE was programing and she need to be "certified". Well the rep didn't show up, apparently her daughter had a severe low and passed out. So my 3 hour appointment turned into 4 1/2 hours since the CDE was double, triple and quadruple checking everything. Other than that everything went smoothly and now time will tell.

I'm not much of a blogger, but I am going to try and blog about this for the next couple weeks. I have a poor memory and this will be a record to look back on in the future.

I want to thank everyone here for their help. I asked a lot of redundant questions, but you were all patient and gave me great answers. So hopefully I can return the favor one day to another newbie pumper.

Ciao

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Comment by Zoey Stevens on November 27, 2008 at 6:39pm
Congrats Preta! I was really resistant to it too for a lot of years. My kids finally wore me down and got me to try it. I am so happy to have it now. The first two weeks are a little crazy, but once you get the hang of it, its all good. Feel free to hit me up with any questions.

Zoey
Comment by Greg on November 27, 2008 at 7:05pm
Way to go Preta!!
I have my pump start on Jan. 23rd and i can not what. Keep us updated with how it goes.


Greg
Comment by sugarrbabie on November 27, 2008 at 7:36pm
Congrats! It took me 11 years before deciding on a pump =) Happy pumping!!!
Comment by Toni Crebbin on November 27, 2008 at 8:09pm
It might be a bit annoying at first, but you'll get the hang of it soon enough. Just in time for the holidays....

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