Monday, October 19, 2009

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly...

The Good:

I've been on my pump for almost a whole week and I am enjoying it very much! I don't know if I have said this but I really love not having to take a shot all the time!! I have had some interesting numbers over the weekend so we will see what the doc says tomorrow and if he changes anything. I tested out the temp basal rate function while I mowed my grass on Sunday. This is basically a function that I can use to tell the pump to give me less insulin while I do physical activity. So I told it to give me 50% of my normal rate for an hour. I don't know if I just didn't eat a big enough snack or need to go with a higher percentage because I still got low. Oh well, its still a neat feature and I'll keep playing with it till I get it right. I also got this leg band that I wear at night to sleep in. It holds my pump nice and snug and is actually quite comfy.

The Bad:
Well on Saturday we had to put our diabetic cat Ashes down. It was a sad day. He had been diabetic for 2yrs and the past 6mo or so have been pretty rough for him. He was good cat and very lovable. He did have a great 15yr life though so that is a positive. Im sure his little sis Zea will miss him even though she may not act like it. It was kind of neat sharing this disease with a cat for a while and definately a great conversation peice. I will miss that the most.

The Ugly:
I guess there really isn't any ugly, I just figured I should finish the phrase...hehe.