Monday, November 29, 2010

Things Addy wants you to know

Me: “Addy, what would you tell someone if they asked you about Diabetes?”


“Getting shots, if you don’t you get really sick.” You got it Addy!

“You have to prick every time you eat.” Yep!

“You do not smoke when you have diabetes.”  Hmmm?

“Yucky and low, give something to me. When you’re high, you get shots. When just right, you just eat.” Not so much. You still need a shot!

“ I’m fighty when low.” What a great way to describe it!

Today we had Addy’s pump assessment appointment. We focused on three different pumps that would be good for her. I don’t know how we are going to decide. In the meantime, Addy came home with two on her: The Omnipod and the Animas. She has had them on all day and is sleeping with them on now.  The Pod is bulky and attaches right to her. The pro is there is no tubing to deal with.  The Animas is small but it has tubing and the pump itself has to be worn on her pants or in a pouch pack. With both, I can bolus her without having to hold her still and punch in her numbers. All remote.  So, we have a lot to think about before we decide on the “one”. She is stuck with it for five years so we better get it right! Price tag? Starting at $7,000 plus monthly maintenance (insulin, test strips, inserts, etc).


Probably should have taken these pictures before she devoured her dinner. Talk about an extended belly.


Ali said...

What a brave girl. Love her to pieces!

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

Helol there! My name is Lorraine and my son Caleb has been using the OmniPod for almost as long as he has been living with diabetes- 4 years.

I think it's wonderful that you have both to try out. Having a little experience with each will hopefully prove essential in getting a gut feel regarding what suits you both best.

Good luck with whatever you decide!

All the best,

Dave said...

So brave. I love her honest responses to your questions. She is getting so tall. Miss you guys.

Jody Doran said...

OMG, she has grown so much! I just want to squeeze that Buddha belly of hers....I guess that's why you call her Bubba after all. Seriously folks, we need to get together some time. Time is passing by so quickly...xoxo