As most of you already know, I have type 1 diabetes. I've had it for 10 years and have been fortunate to have had an insulin pump for 8 of those 10.
I'd like you to meet my brand new pump, Lucy.
Yes, she has a name. When you have something like this stuck to you 24/7, you have to find a way to like it, and, for me, part of that is giving it a name.
Along with this new pump I have some new equipment; a CGM, or continuous glucose monitor.
This is Ethel. She very willingly checks my glucose levels every 5 minutes and relates that info to Lucy so I can be aware. She also allows me to only have to poke myself two or three times a day. It is fabulous!
I had a class on how it all works, but it takes a lot of adjusting. There is a huge learning curve with this. My wonderful husband took the afternoon off work and came to the class with me, and between the two of us we are trying to get this thing figured out.
I am blessed to have access to this type of equipment to help keep me healthy. It is just another part of my bionic self!