Hi everyone! SO, I am fairly new to TuDiabetes in that I created this profile more than a year ago and haven't been on here for quite a while (YIKES)!
Anyhow, just a quick question, which I am quite sure you all have seen on here:
What is the best pump out there?
I have a twin sister who also is a type 1 diabetic and who this year, went into renal failure, so docs want me to look into possibly getting on an insulin pump. I have my reservations about it because I haven't looked into it too much yet so I figure, why not ask those who know insulin pumps BEST! ...
Here are a few factors that I look into with why I ask...
When I sleep, I start on the right side of the bed, and may wake up in my closet (basically, I don't sleep pretty HAHA). So, I'm nervous of too much wiring so I'm looking into a possible wireless Insulin Pump...
I also travel A LOT for work (average 3 days out of a week between February to September)! So I'm looking for something possibly as compact as can be (but read something about taking into consideration the units that the pump takes)... I know I'll still need to bring supplies but if there are any travelers out there, any suggestions?
Of course, price of supplies! I am covered by Premera Blue Cross Gold Plan but I'm not sure what they will cover but I'd like to know my options :)
I'm still looking into the Insulin Pump but I am about 85% sure I WANT to get one to take that one step further into living a healthier lifestyle. As a kid, my parents were not so fortunate so we didn't get the best care that we probably could have got as diabetic twins (totally not blaming my parents because they worked very hard, even to this day as a 27 year old, to make sure we are well), but now that I am older, I've made it a thing to take care of myself the best I can from now on.
Any of your feed back will help! I'm due for my appt in order to speak with my doctor about the whole thing but wanted to get others opinion on the whole thing :)
Much Ofas (LOVE) from me!