Thursday, January 08, 2009
Eli's Endo Appointment - We have BIG news!
Today was Elijah's 3 month check for his Type 1 Diabetes. We had a great visit and some of the things were were worrying over are now a thing of the past but of course there are new things to change as is the case daily with this disease.
BUT Elijah is getting an insulin PUMP!
We have batted the idea around for years, five years to be exact and we just didn't like any of the options that we had in insulin pumping. We went from syringes to pens and today we were introduced to a NEATO pump.
It is remote controlled which is so an Eliman pump. :) And the blood sugar meter is combined with the remote insulin injector.
He will wear a little "pod" on any part of his body that he chooses for 3 days in a row and then switch it out for a new one. The insulin is inside of it and will be injected into him via the little tube that is inside of him. The other pumps we looked at were attached to the meter with long tubing that you threaded yourself. This one does it all itself without the hassle.
We are so super excited. I can't wait for it to be normal and the learning all done. I can't wait for his sugars to normalize after the switch. I am a little nervous because he will not be on 2 insulins anymore...but just a fast acting one.
Wish up luck!
The photos are of Eli wearing the demo in order to get used to the feel and idea of it being on him full time. He is super excited because this makes him more independant and now maybe his friends mothers and our relatives won't mind having him over without us. He has had to miss out on so much because of his invisible cord attaching him to me. *sigh* I am very pleased for him. :) I look forward to seeing his world open up. :)