that news item on the BBC website, I had meant to write a quick post following my meeting with the lovely LJ, one of the DSNs at the hospital.
I gave her a potted history of the last two years (I've not really been in contact with the DSNs much for a very long time), the improvements I been able to make and the challenges and issues I still face. We talked hypos, warning signs, fear of driving, fasting and overnight levels, gym visits and everything in between. I explained my lingering uncertainty with the whole idea of pumping which some of you will know all too well. I've been bleating on about it for years.
Essentially it comes down to this - having got as far as I can with MDI, I am at the point where I see it as a clumsy, slightly imperfect way of mimicing the action of a pancreas. Pumping, on the other hand, is an incredibly subtle, but still slightly imperfect way of mimicing a functioning pancreas.
However I am convinced that more problems would be solved than created, and the lingering doubts I have will never go away except by experience.
LJ has suggested that she recommends to my consultant that I begin insulin pump therapy (I have requested a Paradigm Veo to give me the option of self-funding the CGM facility whenever I need/can afford it). If the recommendation and funding is approved it is possible I could be pumping before Christmas.
I'm unexpectedly excited about it, and if I'm honest, just a little bit scared.
Now to get hold of a copy of Pumping Insulin: Everything You Need for Success on a Smart Insulin Pump by John Walsh
Update: Look Sir, Droids!