Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Accessory

We did it! We started pump therapy on Friday. I loaded the cartridge, placed the site, primed the cannula....all by myself. (with the Diabetic Educator and Justin looking over my shoulder)

Kendall doesn't seem to mind it. And the thing is absolutely amazing. I don't know why we didn't start it sooner! (guess I said the same thing about the g-button too!)

No more shots, just sugar checks and inserting the needle every three days. So far it seems doable. She's only had one low in the middle of the night, but other than that it's been smooth sailing since Friday. Tomorrow we will adjust the settings a bit so hopefully it will be pretty fine-tuned by the end of the week.

Justin's traveling so I'm a little nervous to do it on my own tomorrow...but I'm sure I will manage.
No more coolers, syringes, and glass insulin bottles everywhere we go! Just a few little pushes of a button and Kendall has her dose calculated based on her ratio and blood sugar correction. All we have to do is confirm the dose and push OK!
We can even custom set the alarms to her favorite ring tones! Isn't technology amazing!?!


Terri said...

That's awesome! I can hear the relief in your post! As an added bonus, that will add a few more moments of free time to your day to enjoy that precious baby girl! So glad it went so well! :)

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

That's fantastic! I am sure it will be second nature soon, just like everything else. :)