A diabetic diary of the day to day struggles of having a child with type 1 diabetes.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Pump it up
The other day I received a large box from Insulet Corporation in Bedford, Masschusetts. It was Taylar's starter kit for the OmniPod insulin pump! At first I kind of just stared at the box but then dove right in. Starting the pump is going to free us of giving her shots 3+ times every day. It's only going to be one stick every other day. The pump will be attached to her body 24/7 and will give spurts of insulin all through the day and night, much like a normal functioning pancreas does. It will help with her blood sugar numbers and will free us up from our very tight eating time table. Once she starts the pump she will eat to her appetite, not by the clock or carb count. I see a little bit of freedom at the end of this tunnel!