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The convenience of having a pump

Published by Gary61 in the blog Gary61's blog. Views: 360

I've just returned after spending 4 days in Paris as a surprise birthday present for
my daughter. We decided to spend a night in London and then travel by Eurostar
to Paris on the following day. The convenience of being hooked up to a pump
makes all the difference in enjoying a trip away. It just makes life so much
easier when there is no need to mess around with a syringe and always wondering
how your blood sugars are doing.
I decided to put a new insulin cartridge in on the night before I left for London, so
this meant that I did not need to refill my pump until the last day, meaning that I had
4 days of not having to think about bothering with my medication at all. This just
meant that I experienced a more relaxed and enjoyable time away.
Eating out for the whole time certainly is a challenge for a diabetic. Most meals I
find are controlled by an educated guess, but because I can continually read my blood
sugars, I have a reasonable idea of what the insulin that I've inserted is doing to me. And
I must say, that I did enjoy some very nice Parisian cuisine.
Roll on my next trip :)
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