I have been on the insulin pump for 3 years and have had some problems. Skin sensitivity to the site adhesive, was the worst until i got barrier wipes.
But here is my main problem.
Before I got on the pump my H.A1C was 7. Since getting on the pump it has been 8.3 almost ever since. Sure I have been in college- but I was also in college before. The pump was also a wonderful tool for traveling and going abroad.
But mentally I can't work with the pump. It does not challenge me the way shots to. It does not challenge me to think about my diabetes the way I need to in order to feel good and be healthy.
Cheating is too easy. Insulin is there at a push of a button and I can't seem to wrap my brain around "Don't eat that you wont feel good." For three years I have been fighting a mental battle and loosing instead of the physical battle which I know I can win.
The pump is a tool which I am sure I'll use again in the future when traveling again and if I ever decide to have children. but until that time-
The insulin pump tore down walls, it gave me a type of freedom that was great- but destructive too.I have acknowledge that with limitations comes freedom as well.
If anyone has any comments I would like to hear them I would like to make a well rounded and thought out decision before I take this new step.