I have been on Pump for over 20 years. A little misinformation in your post. The infusion set needs to be changed every 2 or 3 days. It is definitely worth the costs. In canada I think that you are covered for supplies with your wonderful free health cxare (which i hope never will be imitated by the yankees)
Also you might consider a Continuous Glucose Monitor which is a great tool to help achieve better Glucose control. Best of luck with your decision.
Dear fellow diabetics,
I need help for a young type one diabetic 35 years old. She had heart bypass surgery on Saturday (4 vessel). Three of the grafts failed yesterday. She might not survive. http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=526886
your prayers will be greatly appreciated. God bless you for your kindness!!
I *loathe* diet sodas. I don't know if it's the aspartame or the sucralose, but there is a certain "wrongness" to the sweet taste. Sure, it's sweet, but my taste buds reject it -- it's the wrong kind of sweet. I can often smell it (like in diet Pepsi -- brrr!) but most often it's the taste, Coke Zero's claim to taste "just like Coke" notwithstanding. I thought it might be mental/psychosomatic, but I have drunk sodas I had *no idea* were diet, until I got "that taste".
So, as a diabetic, I am now looking for alternatives to either sugary sodas -- which I can't have -- and diet ones -- which I won't.
Starting out, I really couldn't deal with club soda/sparkling mineral water, the only non-sweetened fizzy drink out there -- it reminded me too much of Alka Seltzer. So I had a little brainstorm: steep a flavoured herbal teabag in the club soda.
I have tried cranberry, lemon, orange, pomegranate, and raspberry. I must say, it's not bad -- you get at least a bit of fruity flavour and aroma, but no sugaryness, artificial or otherwise. You might need to practise a bit to get the steeping just right -- I found it could get quite unpalatable if left too long.
My wife brought the idea to her Weight Watcher's meeting, and it really took off; the group leader gave her a "Bravo!" sticker to give to me.
I love my diet orange, so I am lucky. I try to drink lots of water also. Have you tried Iced Tea? They make it in a can with lemon and sweetner. I like it. I have been on a Tilapia kick lateley, with melted smart balance and garlic powder on top...yummy. God bless! Bob.