I saw the new nurse practitioner that is now working under my endocrinologist the other day, I didn’t get an A1C result back because the lab was slow about getting their results in but I’m pretty sure it hasn’t improved yet. I guess my biggest problem is bolusing. I have a bad habit of not bolusing before I eat so I need to work on that and my carb counting. I’m still in deep debate as to what pump I want to change to… when I mentioned that I wanted to switch from my Animas pump the np was surprised by this (probably because she is an Animas supporter) and asked me why. My main reasons being all the constant button pushing, the stupid alarms… unless this is featured on all pumps; when the battery gets low it goes off every other five minutes or so wasting what’s left of the battery. I would also like a pump that holds more insulin and I know the Minimed can hold up to 300 units and that would give at least another day/day and a half use out of it because right now I’m changing every two days, sometimes a day and half depending on how terrible my eating habits are. Prednisone is a real pain in the arse whilst having diabetes because I am hungry all the time and that’s not over exaggerating. Now I like the idea of a tubeless pump but they only hold 200 units, I would be ok with that but again I would like to have more time between cycling through infusion sites. And as it looks, Minimed is working on their own version of a patch pump and the upgrade for it doesn’t seem bad. When I mentioned this at my appointment the np just looked at me like a seven year old trying to tell their parent how the lamp broke by making up some bogus story and said “I never heard anything like that.” I wish I had this video to show her. Who knows, maybe in a few years they’ll figure out how to make them smaller and/or possibly hold up to 300 units. I figure that if I go with Minimed I can get the 300 units that I want now (plus a purple pump ahah) and then I can wait to see what happens with their future patch pump, since they’ve been in the business the longest I’m sure they’ll come up with some great prospects. So far I don’t like the idea that the Omnipod wastes insulin if you have a bad site and it’s bulkiness, the solo seems interesting but still Minimed just may come out with something that blows everyone else out of the water. I really wish they could make one that is all in one… an insulin pump and glucose monitor with just one infusion set, wouldn’t that be cool, lol. As much as I want to sit and think about future pumps I also need to think about what’s good for me now. My last A1C was 8.1 and I really need to get that number down and I think Minimed has the tools that I need to work on that now, I can worry about tubeless pumps later when they come out with their model and it’s been on the market for a while.
I know, I know. Most boring post ever.