Wednesday, July 08, 2009

We are in LOVE!

With the Animas Ping that is!

Everything has been going GREAT with it! Not a single tear when we change her site NOTHING! (I might have just cursed myself) She has been proving how brave she is once again!

Her numbers have been so good too. There have been a few highs but I know exactly what they are from. An air bubble one time and then there were the times I let her disconnect for a bath and running through the sprinklers. It was nothing that couldn't be controlled.

I am desperate to find some type of holder for it though. We tried to just clip it to her pants or to a belt and it comes off or pulls down her pants. She had has it 3 days and had already scratched it up. Bummer! It isn't her fault though, it is just a little heavy to clip to her pants. We ended up putting the black leather case on it to protect it, but that just makes it more heavy and pretty bulky. It will work for now. I have some ideas for holders and such but until money grows on trees I will have to make do with what I have.

Overall it has been such a blessing to have the pump. I can't believe that it all worked out the way that it did. It is exactly what she (we) needed! She loves to show it off to people and tell them how it works. I can only imagine how she feels. Without the roller coaster of the highs and lows I bet she feels much better!


Shamae said...

Congrats!! Yay for the pump! Syd loves hers as well. Sydney has the Minimed so it is a bit smaller and it works fine to clip it to her pants but I have a friends whose daughter puts her pump in a cell phone case. Works like a charm! I hope you guys keep having great numbers! :D

The Piquant Storyteller said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you guys are having a good experience with the pump. If you know she will be disconnected for a long time, have her check her blood sugar first and maybe give a bolus to cover what she will miss being disconnected. It works for me to do that. Although there is the variable of activity. So check her blood sugar first and you can have a good idea of what to do.

Shamae said...

Hey so I am not sure if you are aware but in your area there is a really huge JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) chapter. Lots and lots of support. Tomorrow is their big huge kickoff. Email me and I can give you more info. One of the gals who works for JDRF is one of my best friends. Anyway let me know. Syd loves the walk because it gives her a chance to fight back against diabetes. So just give me an email so I don't give out too much info on the WWW. :D

Wendy said...

Hi Shannon!
I saw a comment on Shamae's blog and thought I'd say HI!!!

I'm Wendy -- My daughter, Adalyne, was dx in 2005 at the age of 24 monts. She turned 6 last week :)

I also have 2 younger daughters and one older step-daugther. Life is good!

We just switched from Cozmo to the PING last week. So far we like it...but there's always a curve to learning something new, you know...

Anyway, feel free to stop by my blog anytime!

Nice to "meet" you :)

Wendy said...


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