Things you learn from wearing an insuling pump after 27 years of taking shots:
Three days seems like such a long time — until you’re counting the days to change your infusion set. Then, it flies by. Just when you’ve gotten comfortable with one site, it’s time to change it out.
Checking your blood sugar is no longer a chore. It will never mean having to poke yourself with a needle again right afterwards.
Those annoying blood sugars somewhere between “perfect” and “just slightly high”? Not a worry anymore. Since the pump can dole out insulin in teeny tiny steps, let it do the work. You can think of 135 as a high blood sugar now if you want, since the pump will push out a little insulin to bring you back to 100. (Mine just gave me .1 unit for just that reading.) You never would have wasted a needle for less than a unit like that before.
You’re so hip wearing a pager on your belt!
Carbohydrates are measured in grams. OK, you likely knew that before, but you likely didn’t care that much.
Being in peak physical shape is awesome and all, but having a couple extra pounds around the belly makes for a far easier injection site, I have to think.
Women have a slight advantage here: With all their pants being low-rise, they have more room to plug themselves in.