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About Insulin Pumps
- (insulin pump) an insulin-delivering device about the size of a deck of cards that can be worn on a belt or kept in a pocket. An insulin pump connects to narrow, flexible plastic tubing that ends with a needle inserted just under the skin.
- (Insulin Pump) A small device (often mistaken for a pager by people who are still living in the 90s) that continuously delivers fast-acting insulin subcutaneously. See also: plastic pancreas.
- (Insulin pump) The insulin pump is a medical device used for the administration of insulin in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy.
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Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin
There are dozens of books about managing diabetes, but none focuses specifically on using insulin. Now, in Think Like a Pancreas, certified diabetes educator and type 1 insulin user Gary Scheiner gives readers everything they need to know to "think like a pancreas," i.e., to successfully master the art of matching insulin to the body's ever-changing needs. A comprehensive, supremely practical guide free of medical mumbo jumbo, Think Like a Pancreas discusses day-to-day blood glucose control and monitoring; measuring and matching insulin to carbohydrate intake; the pluses and minuses of different insulin-delivery methods; hypoglycemia; exercise; the impact of emotions, stress, and illness; and the dozens of other issues that everyone taking insulin needs to master. A book that is long overdue, this first-ever, indispensable, all-in-one resource will enlighten and inspire the four million people whose lives and well-being depend on daily insulin intake.
The Hardest Part About Being A Type 1 Diabetic..
For me, the hardest part about type 1 is not the highs & lows, the counting carbs, the shots, the sometimes endless sleepless nights. It's having to deal with other people's ignorance & misconceptions. I CAN eat pretty much anything you can as long as I cover what I eat with insulin. Of course, I am not going to have an entire chocolate cake or ungodly amounts of pizza, but neither should you! Sugar will not kill me, in fact I need it, just like you, to fuel my brain & get the energy I need to function. I am always so worried that one day I'll be low & someone will deny me sugar because they don't get it, even after explaining to them. The other day I asked someone close to me, when I'm really low what do you do? What they said still gives me nightmares "Give you more insulin?!?!" OH boy! I mean I can only explain it soo many times before I am about to lose it. I am only human and even though I have a lot of patience (you have to if you work with kids ;) ) even I will eventually have enough....I just wish this one wasn't about my life being on the line because someone doesn't understand that if my blood sugar is low I NEED sugar unless I want to pass out, fall into a coma, and die. Harsh? Yeah! But guess what, it's MY reality! So get with it and listen and believe me when I tell you that I can and must have carbs (sugar) throughout the day! I don't mind questions AT ALL, I DO mind assumptions, however! And when I do explain it to you, LISTEN! You might just have to save my life one day, and believe me, you and me will both feel better if you know what to do! Yay for: awareness Yay for: knowing other D's/parents of CWD know EXACTLY what I'm talking about Yay for: ice cream with whipped cream and sprinkles! Oh yeah! So tell me, when was your last meet & greet with the D-Police?
95/365 These Darn Pockets!!!!
First off: sorry for making you check out our butts. Secondly: I love/hate these pants. Thirdly: I love them because they are comfy. Fourthly: I hate them because of their pockets! They have this weird flap over them which makes it hard to clip my insulin pump into it, without looking like a dork grrr....I told my friend about this and other wardrobe pump drama (i don't even try dresses) and she asked me to send her a pic because "it can't be that bad". ...so I did (i also posted in on tweeter twatter that day) ....just to be met with a msg from her saying "LOL give me one second." ... -__- wonderful, I thought. Glad to amuse her....she sent me back this pic that I posted up there today....a montage/collage of Nick and yours truly....apparently I'm not the only one that has Pocket Flap Problems -__- Always good to know, I'm not alone, I guess....either way, I am not thrilled but thanks to my friend....and Nick, I can smile at it a bit now...but not too much...cause I still don't like it -__- Do you have Pocket Flap Problems?