{Beginning the Insulin Pump} Final Thoughts

by Leighann on February 28, 2013

As I was looking at old posts I realized that it might be helpful to share our thought process and experience as we decided to go from multiple daily injections (MDI) to an insulin pump. My daughter “Q” was diagnosed at 3 (almost 4) and started using an insulin pump about 18 months later during kindergarten. Join me each day this week as I share posts about beginning the insulin pump.

Well, as they say…

The rest is history.

My daughter says she would never go back to having injections and from a caregiver’s standpoint, it is so much easier.

We are able to bolus on the fly; she can eat more if she wants to; we aren’t tied to as strict a schedule.

Yes, there is troubleshooting, but the positives far outweigh the negatives. And we are certainly looking forward to innovations in insulin pump technology that are sure to come to market in the coming years that will make pumping an even easier part of managing diabetes.

So, are you ready to start pumping, too?

Posts in this series:

Injecting or Pumping?

Sample Pop (AKA Insulin Pump)

Daydreams

I’m Going to Get a Pump

It’s Magical

Boo to Injections

Beginning the Insulin Pump

Stomach Reveal

Further Reading

More posts about multiple daily injections (MDI), the insulin pump, and continuous glucose monitor (CGM).

Disclosure: I am presently a contributor to OmniPod’s Suite D blog, but they did not ask me to write about their product either way back when I wrote this or now. We are long time customers. We pay for our own OmniPod supplies.

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1 Katie March 4, 2013 at 9:27 am

Thank you so much for this series of posts, we are 6 months into our Diabetes journey with my 4 year old daughter. These posts were very informative! 🙂

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