I’ve had diabetes for almost 26 years and I started on a pump for the first time yesterday, a Minimed 630 +CGM.
I’ve been on two different insulin regimes over the years, first 12 years was a mix of NpH and Regular, followed up by 14 years of Novolog Pens and Lantus.
I’d been playing with the idea of a pump for a long time, but was never comfortable with the idea of being attached to something. I recently tried out the Dexcom CGM for about a year and was impressed by it. Followed up with changing insurances and cost effectiveness, the pump was looking like a really good idea.
The last couple of days though, I’ve been having pretty extreme emotional ups and downs between the idea of giving up some of the control I have over my insulin delivery and being attached to a device.
I find it a bit jarring to change up my regime after almost 14 years.
Has anyone else experienced this?