Getting Used to an Insulin Pump

My New Pump

My Pump, On Me

Well, I’m now plugged in, it’s a bit like being in the Matrix only with less slow motion and more insulin.

The consultation with the nice lady from Roche Diagnostics and the Diabetes nurse took about three and a bit hours during which time they helped me set the pump up in order that it delivers “about the right amount” of insulin, of course these things aren’t an exact science because everybody is different so we’ll have to see how it changes as time passes.

I’ve started off on half a unit an hour, still using Humalog, that works out to about 0.025 units every three minutes (it gives a dose every three minutes in case you were wondering!). Compared to the rather clunky half unit that was the least I could inject at a time with my pen it feels like a whole different world of Diabetes control.

Have only had one slight…erm…hiccough so far, Deanne dropped me off at the hospital and went off with the little ‘un to playgroup, when I finished she couldn’t pick me up ’cause he was having a sleep so I decided to walk back from Dundee house at City hospital to home, near where Edwards lane meets Mansfield Road, got home, decided to have some lunch and my blood test was 2.4 mmol/l. Oops! However it’s a good lesson that I still need not to be a complete donkey when managing my diabetes!!!

Apart from that I finally made it in to work at about 2pm and everything seems to be going very nicely so far.

More to come as I work out what’s happening.

Oh yes, one last thing…I think I might have to shave my belly :-S

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