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Change. That one word is kinda scary.
Right now we are going through a huge change.
S is on his pump. We started the insulin yesterday.
Seems like no big deal. Just another way of delivering the same medication.
But its a HUGE deal.
First of all we have to get used to him wearing the pump all the time. We are talking a medical device with tubing. Attached to his rear.
Second we have to adjust his dosing which means watching his numbers very closely. Any variance can signify the need of a change to our current regiment.
Third we have to adjust our supplies. This seems silly but when you are used to budgeting co-pays for one thing and have to change to more expensive co-pays for another, it does make a difference.
But its a good change. Its one that I am excited about.
Today was our first full day on insulin and he did really well. His numbers were tighter than they ever are.
But he still had a few highs. And we still have to figure out the kinks.
Its different than just giving him straight insulin. The pump decides, based upon information we give him, what the correct amount of insulin to give is. I can always override but it is scary to have a machine tell me these things.
But I still think it is a positive change. I think it will make managing his diabetes easier. I think it will make him happier. I think that it will protect him in a lot of ways. And I look forward to the change as it continues and as it simply becomes part of our lives.
Change is scary sometimes, but sometimes it is for the best.