Well, a large number of People drive motorized vehicles while many prefer to ride on the bus. Other Folks like to walk while numerous People enjoy their bikes, for transportation. We all have different likes and needs.
I have had the option of a free pump and accessories for about 6 years. I’ve observed and listened to what new and more experienced pumpers have had to say about their experiences with pumping on Diabetes sites for about 7 years since I was Very interested. I also did a 45 minute session at the Hospital and listened to what the pump trainer explained about pumping and she demonstrated all the pumps. She also allowed me to play with them to get a feel for them and answered my questions.
Except for the expense part, I agree with what Gerri had to say and there are many other reasons as some have mentioned, why I prefer not to pump my Insulin at this point. My particular reasons would be:
-gaining weight because I just need to push a button to eat more
-Forgetting to re-attach
-having something stuck in me 24/7
-the pain and inconvenience of changing the infusion set
-possible infections(never had one with shots)
-possible Lipoatrophy and definite absorption problems
-constant worry if I am getting the proper amount or any Insulin
I have had Type 1 for 48 years. I have gone through my learning struggles involving Diabetes including my body and how I react to things, my treatments for D and other meds., dealing with the public and Family, etc. Learning never ends and problems will arise.
I have had some complications particularly in my earlier years but most have been reversed or repaired and I will not repeat them. My Hospital Lab test results are in the Good range area that they should be and my A1c has been mostly 6.4 for a long time. I don’t mind the short syringes at all.
I’m Glad that you are having Success with your pump. Every Diabetic deserves to feel Good and Confident about their treatment system. Best Wishes with your career Jessie.