Yikes! This appointment has snuck up on me. I am dreading this one because I KNOW Justin's A1c will not be pretty.
Because his lunch numbers at school are messing us all up.
I dread it because I am going to talk about adding another injection to help with the above mentioned problem. Poor Justin. I hate doing that to him.
On a side note... I was told to look start looking into the pump during our last appointment. Not really sure what exactly I'm suppose to look into. Where do you start? What questions do you ask? Who do you ask? I have poked around on the Internet and don't think I've learned a whole lot. Granted, I am not much of a reader.
I like hands on experience and real conversation.
EVERYTHING I know about the pump... I think I've learned from a blog(or was it Facebook?).
- Always have extra batteries with you
- Batteries like to go out in the middle of the night when you want sleep
- When you cant find your pump... look under your pillow
- Our pump needs a cool name
- Pumps require a full rewind... ummm like a video???
- If you detach your pump in front of your teacher... she may have a heart attack!
I do still have a few questions...
-I would like to know which pump also goes with the sensor thing that also checks your bg and eliminates the need to poke your finger??? That would be nice... Justin's fingers are all beat up and it makes me sad. I met a mom at a run we did and she was telling me about her daughters that did this. Why can't I remember the name?
-Are there any pumps I should avoid?
-I also hear that it's a whole lot more expensive... oh boy! Can it get worse?
-I do think(and I've said it before) our biggest challenge is going to be the injection site. At this point, Justin will ONLY use his arms. I haven't been able to convince him to try anywhere else. Anyone have this challenge?
I would love some feedback if you have any. AND a little prayer for an A1c that doesn't make me cry :)
Thanks for any advice~