I Know we finished this conversation in another thread but for the sake of others looking in…
Saw the CDE Friday and was re-educated on diabetic terminology. Hyper,hypo,DKA, basal, bolus… very much “diabetic primary school stuff”. We talked about carb counting and portion sizes… Then we went over the PDM and it’s initial settings. I talked him into starting me Friday with saline in one of the pods and he called a rep to get the OK. I think if Omnipod or any Pump manufacturer wanted to make sure the patient could be trusted to use a pump correctly, a saline trial might be advisable. But I tell yo this, If I ever switch to another brand of pump in the future, I’m starting before training.
Any info worth sharing??? I was a little anxious when it was time to press the button on the PDM to insert the cannula, but it was nothing. Checking my BG hurts much worse. I hope that it is always that easy, but I’m sure I’ll some that sting more. It’s Saturday now and still sticking on great and I have been fairly active today. I caught it a while ago on the arm of a chair when I bent over to get something and everything is still in place.
I think I have found a new best friend. My wife said she was going to use it as a handle to make me go wherever she steers me. I wonder what that meant.
I go back Wednesday to start on insulin. The CDE wants me to measure everything I eat and log everything. Even get up two or three times during the night to check BG’s. I shoould be a fine tuned machine when he get through with me.