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Hi Scott, I just read your blog on Sure-Ts. One nice thing about that metal needle is that you can move it without replacing the whole set. You need to tape it down when you move it, though; cloth tape works just fine. I always use a little cloth tape on the adhesive anyway, double insurance that it's not going to pull out. I use Apidra, whose instructions say to use it 2 days only in the pump, as does the instructions of the Sure-T. I can sometimes get a little longer by moving the needle. I think other people have found ways to use it longer yet; 2 1/2 to 3 days is the max for mine to work. Quick sets are not bad, not as good as Sure-Ts for me.
Hi Scott. I just read your blog, "Uh oh". My comment: I don't use the butter compartment for my insulin, I use a vegetable bin. I also keep a good thermometer in there with my precious hoard. I've never dropped a bottle of insulin -- yet, but a pen or two have survived an accident. Have a good weekend!
thanks scott for encouraging me.... one thing i also want to ask u that has diabetes made any effect on ur married life ,,,i mean ur desire for sex and love making ,,, is it reduced or is same as it should be for a non-diabetic...plz reply...as i am also looking to get married but m afraid that my sex power will reduce after marriage...
and scott u have mentioned that u have switched to insulin pump in 2008 ,,so before 2008 u were managing it with insulin shots... and u managed it with shots for around 26 years....that's great.. u r an example of inspiration for me ,,,otherwise I have lost all my hope to further cope up with diabetes...
Dear Scott,,thanks for ur valuable replies,,, and I find it really encouraging for myself by seeing ur example that u are managing ur diabetes since 1981 ,,that is the time when I was even not born,,,i was born in 1982 and got diabetes in 1998,,,and since then I am on insulin shots and really worried about my future ,,but you have set an example for me by keeping ur diabetes under control since the last 31 years and having no complications and leading a healthy life and u also got married and have childrens too...u r superb...
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