Without realizing it we passed our first anniversary of the insulin pump. I remember it was right around Halloween, give or take a few days.
Multiple daily injections (MDI) have become a distant memory. In fact we have only given one injection by syringe in this year and that was due to a high blood sugar that didn’t come down with a bolus by pump.
Here is the video of Q’s first meal with the pump. Yes, she’s a little fidgety. That’s what driving 400 miles round trip in one day to see the endocrinologist does to a five-year-old! It’s amazing how much she has grown and matured in just this past year (which has everything to do with being six and nothing to do with diabetes).
So in the past year with the insulin pump, we have avoided:
1,095 injections by pen needle
365 injections by syringe
This has been replaced by about 130 insulin pump insertions.
Would we go back to MDI? Only if you drug us kicking and screaming. And I’m saying that from a caretaker perspective.
Me: Q, do you like having an insulin pump?
Q: (Thumbs up.)
Q: Because I don’t have to get shots.
Me: Would you like to go back to having injections?
Q: No. (Thumbs down.)
Me: What is better about the pump over injections?
Q: I can eat cake and I had to get a shot for cake before and now mom can give me insulin through my pod.
There you have it folks, it’s all about the cake.
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