I've been a type1 diabetic for the last thirteen years, ie for all but three years of my life. And since I've joined Typeonenation, I can't help but notice how many people favor the pump over insulin injections, so it sort of got me thinking.
My control with injections is hardly satisfactory, although if truth is to be told, its not like I try very hard, anyway. A1c's are usually around 7-7.5 and cases of both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia are fairly common ( hypoglycemia around thrice a week, blood sugar readings going down to as low as 30 mg/dl and hyperglycemia almost every third day, readings going up to 300 or so. )
Also, I'm fed up of the injections. Four injections a day, what with having to monitor readings and accordingly adjust doses, I daresay, gets on my nerves at times.
So I've been considering the pump as an alternative (based solely, however, on the positive reactions I'm seeing from users). I have nearly NO idea about it. Could anyone throw some light on it? How it works, the mechanics, the effect on readings, the effect on lifestyle, and of course, the effect on overall control? Basically, am in need of an introduction to the functioning of pumps and users' responses.