How many of us type 1s have the same stories. I've had such difficulties on Minimed Paradigm pumps the last eight years. When they worked they were great. When they didn't work I was always fighting high blood sugars. I'm thin and athletic. The cannulas just weren't right for me. My last Ha1C on the pump was 7.7. It hasn't been that high since before the pump. As of a month ago, I switched doctors. The new doctor has me back on shots (WHICH I HATE). He has me on humalog, nph and lantus. Just trying to get the amounts correct, I've had two really bad reactions in the last two weeks. Last night my boyfriend had to give me a glucagon shot to bring me out of it. Oh, God. I've had type 1 for 35 years. How I've managed to survive this long I don't know. I've tried to not let it change me. I still continue to cross-country ski, downhill ski, exercise, (I use to run), walk just to fight the complications. I've been pretty successful with fitness. But it's going to kill me early...one low too many and I know I'm out of here. I'm searching the Internet for something, just something to help. No doctor ever mentioned the Sure-T infusion set with a needle instead of a cannula. I'm going to try that. If I can get the insulin in to me using an insulin pump perhaps I can get my Ha1Cs down. I need a group hug with all of you. Thanks for listening BettyView Thread
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