I have survived and mostly enjoyed the first three days of pumping with my Ping. I’m sure that someday this will all be a fond memory (thanks, Molly!) but for now, it’s still somewhat nerve-wracking.
I really do have a wonderful CDE. In every phone conversation she’s been positive and complimentary.
I had to do my first site change this morning as due to two automatic shut offs, I had to prime twice and so primed out some extra insulin. I’m not very good at that yet – I either let go too soon and have to redo – or hold it too long and lose too much. I’ll get better.
We only wasted one inset – I put it on too soon, umm before priming and filling the cannula (Dumb…?). So started over. It’s in, it’s working. It took me forever but I’m sure I’ll get better at it, soon. I’m terrible at filling the cartridge w/ insulin – another thing on my “I’ll get better” list.
With all the checking, we’ve adjusted the basals just a tad. Changed the auto-off to 12 hours from 10 hours. I’m still checking in twice a day with the CDE.
Meanwhile – didn’t even go to work today as there’s a lot of snow and wind out there. The drifts are amazing! Photos later – too cold and windy to go out today…
Thanks for your encouragement!