I understand your anxiety. I got my OneTouch Ping Monday. Then I had my training yesterday. It is much easier if you go through the booklets and the workbook before training. Also it comes with the DVD and it will help you alot to use ur pump to follow along with the DVD. Just don’t insert the infusion set into ur body until training. So far so good for mine. I hooked up yesterday without a hitch. My blood sugar has stayed great. I was under 150 all day, which never happens. I felt a bit shaky because I’m not used to being under 180. I’m really sensitive to lows too. So, I can sympathize with you there. But, if you are worried about lows ask your CDE to set your initial basal low. They can then increase as needed.
I did feel overwelmed too but then the info that I got with the pump was great. And the 1st bolus was wonderful. Then the 2nd was even better and now the 3rd for breakfast was so easy it was like I’ve been doing it forever. Once you start going through the menus yourself you will see how easy it is. Follow the DVD. It was an exellent resource for me. and the practice you do with it will make your real transition so much easier.
You have to order your ezmanager software after you get your pump. There will be a paper in your kit that gives you instructions to order. I ordered mine online Monday night and it was here yesterday. I loaded it to my PC and used it last night. I’ve already downloaded info from the pump and changed some of the alarm and reminder sounds.
And they will have a team to call you everyday the 1st month to help you make adjustments and answer your questions. Plus they are available 24/7 to answer questions and help you navigate if you need help.
I really feel comfortable with mine and am confident you will too once you go through your materials and start with your team behind you.
Good luck. And you’ve joined a great community to support you. They helped me with my ultimate decision to start pumping and with which pump to get. Everyone chipped in and answered my questions honestly and open heartedly. I’m proud to have tudiabetes behind me.
Just remember Don’t Get Frustrated if it’s not perfect right away.