What's significant you say? I had a recent A1C done, before I got my new pump, and it was 8.4%. That is out of my personal target range. (Your diabetes may vary). I wanted to lower it significantly. So I set out on a personal mission to do it. Since the day I started my new pump, I have felt good and my sugars have been relatively in range. I don't have the swings I used to have and I fully believe that I didn't TRULY understand the insulin pump until I started to spend hours a day researching it and its effect on diabetes. ANYWAY......
|The box it came in.|
It was intimidating. I didn't want to waste almost $50 on this, and there are a lot of steps. It came with a teeny tiny DVD, and I have one of those new fangled dvd players which doesn't have the eject tray so I decided to be hardcore and go by the written directions only. That little white rectangle? That's a torture device. It's supposed to be a finger poker but I claim it to be a spawn of Satan and just went ahead and used my lovely, sweet, angelic Delica poker. Then I had to poke myself 5 times because a) I don't change my lancet because I need to maintain my d-street cred. and b)this thing takes A LOT of blood. Like, at least 5-6 times what my little Verio takes.
|A scary sight.|
And then something magical happened. I had my lowest A1C result in my entire life with diabetes. It was 6.7% That is a GREAT leap forward. I can't wait to see if I can get it in the low 6's or high fives by January.
In my opinion, it was worth the $47, and I will probably continue to do this 4x a year. I feel so good about the painstaking hours I have put into this disease and I am incredibly motivated to keep going. It's incredible what a simple number can do to motivate me.
|So blurry, and literally the only picture I took cause I jumped up out of excitement.|