Saturday, November 08, 2008
Change Is Coming
Eight years ago, the country entered a new phase of management.
And around the same time, I did too.
While America moved from one party President to another back in 2000, I moved from multiple daily injections to an insulin pump. The Minimed 508, to be exact.
Unlike most pump users, and unlike American voters, I never considered a change after the first four-year term. I liked the pump I had and it continued to work for me. I didn’t need any additional bells or whistles like the insulin on board feature. I did that already in my head.
The 508 got me through my wedding day, my honeymoon, my long stretch of time keeping my blood sugars very tight while I tried and tried to get pregnant. And it stuck with me throughout pregnancy. And later, through training for two sprint triathlons.
It still works okay. But it’s really time to upgrade.
Recently, I’ve read a few reviews of a new pump out there from a different company, the Animas Ping. It’s got wireless communication between a meter I already use and adore, the One Touch Ultra, and it has a full food menu I can reference from the pump itself. Plus, I suppose I could get used to having a pump figure out insulin to carb ratios and insulin on board features so I can use my brainspace for some other activity.
I’m scheduling a meet and greet with an Animas rep early next week to see what this pump actually feels like.
Like the rest of the country, my next four years might just look or feel somewhat different than the past eight.