Well almost a full year after being dx’d we finally had our carb counting class. I guess waiting so long really paid off because his ratio’s and sensitivity numbers are dead on and we’ve never seen numbers this good. I think our highest has been 200 (our goal is set at 80-180 b/c of his age) instead of almost 400 with his old meal plan at a 2 hour check. Our DE said that if his numbers looked good that we can start the process of getting on a pump at our visit next month. She was actually my husband’s DE when he was a kid and said that knowing how my hubby was as a kid, she wouldn’t even suggest a pump with tubing for Jake (can’t tell you how glad I was to hear that), she said he’d probably rip the tubing out on something in less than an hour.
My question for you guys is…what’s the best way to keep the pump from falling/getting knocked off?
Jake is constantly on the go and now has a 7 mo old brother who wants to wrestle all the time. I was thinking…couldn’t you use the clear tape like stuff that they put over IV’s now (they put it over the IV’s I had in my hand when I had my boys) and just put it completely over the pod? It’s almost like a second skin. It never pealed up on the edges and didn’t seem to pull or pinch my skin.
We’re headed to the beach in August (hoping we’re on the pump by then) and we’ll be swimming a ton this summer. I’d rather be proactive about it in the beginning so he doesn’t get aggravated and want to give up on it (yes he’s 3 going on 40).
I’m open to any suggestions. My husband’s been T1 for 20 some years and never tried the pump, so we are truly rookies when it comes to this part.
Sorry so long. Thanks for taking the time to read this!