Pump start

My 2020 just arrived in the mail the other day and I have been playing with it all the time. My pump start is not till Jan 23rd seems like a long time from now (I will probably have broken my pump by then) I am just wondering if there is anything that I should be doing over the next month to get ready for the switch from MDI to the pump?

Thanks Greg

I just received a Ping, it came with a DVD buried in one of the boxes. It was interesting and boring at the same time, but it went through a lot of features. The trainer said to drink a half bottle of wine to make it more interesting :slight_smile:

Congrats on the pump! I was in your position a little over a month ago when I got my Animas ping in the mail. Did you get your supplies with it too? If so, look into getting some saline and using it in your pump instead of insulin while you wait for your appointment. My doctor reccomended it and it was a great idea. I got to play around with giving a bolus, and got use to the idea of having it connected to me all the time(which you get use to faster than you may think). I also got a sense of what legnth of tubing I prefered. It helped me to feel comfortable with the infusion sets and also programing basal settings. I got to do all of that without fear of hurting myself with insulin. You should definately do that if possible, its very helpful.

I doubt you’ll break it. I didn’t start for a couple of weeks either and i was anxious and played with it all the time. I had the pump programed, read the manual and watched the DVD several times and wanted to start on my own. Don’t…not without training! Start using the Ping as your BG test meter so you have some data collected in advance of the training. Keep careful track of your MDIs so the trainer can more accurately set your basal rates when you do start. You’ll get the hang of it very quickly and wonder why you didn’t make the move sooner. Good luck.