Saturday, November 15, 2014

Insulin Pumps!

Finally after a 3 year wait, my beautiful and brave children got their Insulin pumps :-) in August of this year. They both started on Animas Vibe pumps a saline trial for a week then onto live insulin. I won't lie it was very hard for me and them. It was a massive change and after 7 years of dealing with Type 1 diabetes it was like starting all over again. With no levemir or no background insulin the risk of them going into DKA is higher. Also everything that went wrong at the start did! bent cannula, ripped out cannula, sick bug arghhhh! I had a bit of a Baptism of fire! The plus side is both children don't miss injections.... 5 a day compared to one cannula change every 3 days is ace! 
The downside has been a lot more testing their poor fingers are battered, and more night testing. Plus is that i can correct each time when the pump lets you and you know how much insulin on board. A huge bonus was at clinic HBA1C had gone down to 59 and 64 i was thrilled!!!  Its a long journey but the thought of less complications when they are older is a huge plus for me and makes it all worth it to keep them happy and healthy :-)

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