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is it worth it

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by ewan, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. ewan

    ewan · Well-Known Member

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    enquired about 'the pump' told i have to do a 4 day carb counting course, they've booked me on it! 4 days ? I don't know a great deal about counting the buggers, just use common sense, dont eat a lot of them! so is it really worth 4 days ?

    cheers all
     
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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Apparently yes. I am booked for 5 days and can make better use of my time but I have only heard good things from those who have attended. Ultimately, it's your body. Do you want better control ?


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  3. Tracey69

    Tracey69 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ewan,
    I read your post but i don't know about the pump.
    But i have been diabetic 38yrs this tear and my diabetic nurse suggested buying the Carbs and Cals book to help me control my sugar levels and the a mount of insulin i took.
    Whether this would help you before you try the pump I'm not sure.
    What has made them talk about the pump.
    I have 4 injections a day and 1000mg twice a day Metformin.
    Hope all goes well with what ever you decide.
    Take care
    Tracey
     
  4. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it is mostly worth it. doesnt just cover carbs itll cover exercise and loads of other stuff.
     
  5. ewan

    ewan · Well-Known Member

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    thanks all, since i think carbs etc and exercise are common sense just puzzled why so long, but you can never know to much
     
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