I’ve been Diabetic for quiet some time now, but I’m having some issues,
I feel I need someone who really understands me, to the best that I can explain through text,
I started out as everyone has with the needles and what not, but then when I was allowed, I switched to a pump,
The OmniPod, I was young, and the no tubing is honestly what hooked me, other things but the no tubing and self injecting was great, one of the main reasons I won’t get a CGM or a different pump because it isn’t self injecting when you change it ever so often when needed,
Now don’t get me wrong I do love my pump, but I wanted to know if people could give me advice to what would be a good alternative or helpful advice to get over the fear of I guess the self injecting that I’m not use to, if you know what I mean, which sounds crazy because you think I would be fine with doing it, I’m diabetic,
I ask this as well to get answers to other questions, like site issues, what can you do with them if they do come up, with the lifestyle and body type I have I would say I am limited to the number of places and things I do, like not being about to sleep on the pump or exercise with certain things or the site issue itself.
Now with the site issue, am I just getting that because of the limited spots I am placing the pump, and how long I have been on the pump, that my skin is in a way fighting back.
I feel like such a newbie because I honestly have so many questions that have come up through the years, and not having anyone with the knowledge to help. Yes I have a doctor who is new for me, I had only gone to see him once, but so far him and everyone there seems to know nothing, but my old doctor up and left with no warning, and it’s difficult to find one for multipe reasons. So I’ll stay with the new guy for now, but I feel I’ll be the one teaching him and giving him the information, not the other way around.
I kind of feel lost, I don’t know that I can find a pump that will make things better then they are now along with a CGM, an I don’t know, I feel alone where I am. I don’t know that (as silly as it may sound) overcome the fears I have that I’ve been able to avoid for such a long time. I want to better my numbers for my health becuase of my own experieances and thoughts or theroys.
I truly thank each of you who leave a comment. If you feel more comfortable or want to know more, message me privatly or if you feel it will help everyone overall ask within the comments.