These phrases were NOT in my everyday vocabulary 8 months ago. ::sigh:: T1D certainly packs a full bag when he moves in to the house.
So . . . it's time. Time for Ellie to begin her journey with a different insulin delivery system. The multiple shots a day are working, but there is another option to getting her life saving medicine into her body. A magic pill! Ah, sadly no. Insulin in pill form will not work because the digestive juices will mess with it and make it worthless.
We have been researching various models of insulin pumps ever since Ellie's diagnosis, but have waited on making the jump to the pump until the honeymoon was over. We are scheduled for a pump class offered by our endocrinologist's office in a couple of weeks. Reps from the various insulin pump companies will be there to talk to us and show us their equipment, but we are already biased.
Ellie doesn't want tubes . . . . or to have to carry around the attached pump. Despite the cute belts and totes we could buy (or even make), Ellie wants:
The PDM . . . and Ellie can accessorize with a colorful skin!
I hope we all love it as much as we love the idea of it.
Much more to come as we begin the journey to pumping!!!