Re: Starting on a pump

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Tim
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I started on a pump in November (have a look here: https://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/tag/pump/ for more guff about pumps). In my experience I found that I a) loved pumps; b) then hated pumps; c) then finally, came to love pumps again.

Pressing the buttons and bolusing, etc., is easy and you’ll much prefer it to injections. But getting the basal settings right is difficult (in my view) and took me about three months to get right. They are much different from injecting and I found it quite difficult to re-learn a lot of diabetic skills and what-not. So, while I found it very frustrating to begin with I got there in the end.

“Pumping Insulin” http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pumping-Insulin-Everything-Success-Smart/dp/1884804861by John Walsh a bit of hefty textbook, but it covers off everything you might want to know in great detail. You can – of course- ask any questions here! :-D