Wednesday, March 4

Pumps...

Ok...Rio dog gone - very nice dog but 5 is too many.

Also Pilot had his Pennhip done, still waiting on results. While there he had the screw removed from his elbow as it was backing out. He's fine - I can't wait to get the CD xray from Denise to post.

In further news...

My sugars and control have been so good on the new regimen that I can go on an insulin pump. I'm nervous but also excited - it will make a HUGE difference in my control and be especially great for shows (like Portland where we had to show at about lunch time most days, causing me to really screw up my schedule). Not to mention how much better I feel and how much nicer I am when I feel good (lol).

Anybody know (or have) an insulin pump? I'm looking for advise and recommendations. All the online literature is (of course) designed to make each manufacturer's meter glow. I'm debating between the One Touch Ping and the Minimed somethingorother. Right now I'm leaning towards the Ping because a pushy salesperson called me about the other one :) and it seems to have better features (Waterproof! Good in shower!). But when looking at an aproximatly $6000 machine I want to make a choice based on more fact than emotion.

Yes, I did say $6000. Ouch. That's more than my truck cost me.

5 comments:

dreameyce said...

When I was working as a CNA the Ping was the most popular pump, and seemed to be the best all-around. I'm no expert on the topic, just observed *G*

I can't wait for Pilots results!

StubbyDog said...

Ouch, $6K! No advice, but I hope you find something that makes your life easier. :)

Alden said...

Hey Mandy,

It's been ages. I hope all is well. I have a really good friend who has the Ping pump. It's made such a difference in his life. It's really easy to use, and I'm pretty sure he only has to change the catheter every 3 or so days. I'll ask him if he showers with it, we're good friends, but NOT that close.

Dogs are all well. Fig is the life of the party. How would you like to show him a little? I'm not looking for the next Westminster winner, I just miss going to shows, but only if I can be outside the ring!

Good luck, and I hope to hell your med insurance picks up the bill.

Alden said...

Hi,

I spoke with my friend. He showers, and even swims with his Ping (don't all men?). Anyway, he LOVES it. I gather it has some sort of wireless "mothership" that can control your glucose levels without you having to do a thing. I want one to manage my life...

Baledwr said...

Thanks Alden...I'm hopeful the medical will pick up most of it. I've gotten a few bits of advise and mostly seems like the Ping is the way to go.

I'd love to show Fig at some point...we just have to wait for him to look "just right" maturity wise so we can do it quick as I live so far away...for now (still working on the moving back to Oregon thought)...

Hugs!