Friday, September 17, 2010

Diabetics and their toys

Yep! My new pump FINALLY got here today!

And because I am the kind of person that scours the internet looking for pictures (good pictures) of certain things I'm considering getting, want to find out more information about - whatever. I'm a visual person, I like pictures (obviously). So, I'll just grace this post with pictures of my new toy.

Rylee was almost as excited as I was...

...She couldn't keep her fingers out of my new toy! (I'm the kind of person that loves to look at and play with my new toys before everyone else, and no one should open my stuff before me. Ever.) But she was SO cute saying "Pump!" "Mama's Pump!" over and over and over again.

I thought the Ping was considerably larger than my old pump, really it's just a 1/4 of an inch at most longer. 


And how cool is it that there is an actual moving animation on the screen of the meter?!!  My husband has been saying that these things should do a lot more than they have been capable of. After just a few hours using it - I LOVE being able to see the status of my pump from the meter. I LOVE being able to give myself a bolus from the meter. I love that it's way easier to access the food list in the meter. So far, it's awesome.

Doesn't it look just right on my hip? Perfectly at home in my colorful house, my colorful wardrobe and personality. I'm in love with a stupid gadget.

Apparently I'm supposed to go through "training" with my doctors office to be on the pump. It's almost identical - as far as the functions go. So, I went ahead and hooked myself up anyway. I'll keep my appointment with my doctor, like a good little girl. But I'm a geek and like to go through manuals and figure things out myself. My own basal rates, my own insulin to carbohydrate ratios, my own insulin sensitivity factors... you get the idea. 

Anyhow, There's my new toy. Sorry to put you to sleep with pictures (...okay, I'm not really sorry), but I love seeing pictures of everyone else's diabetic crap - so there's some of mine too. 

Have a great night!


Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you are enjoying it so much. I love your color choice!

bethany said...

aw i'm so excited for you! i can't wait to get my new pump (if i ever get the paperwork in lol) i'm going from a pink minimed 722 to the animas ping in pink ... super excited. congrats!

sweets said...

How's the new pump going??

Love the colour!

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