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Old January 29 2013, 04:03 PM   #1487
thestrangequark
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Re: PICTURE POST II!

Misfit Toy wrote: View Post
thestrangequark wrote: View Post
The pump:
You're bionic!
I know! I'm a cyborg now -- and as weird as it sounds, the Nerd is so strong in me that this is one of the main things keeping my spirits up!

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Captain Ice wrote:
I'm glad to hear that this device helps make life easier for you. I can appreciate how much of a pain it is to get regular shots instead. Hope it all works out well.
Weirdly, shots don't bother me. Insulin shots are quick and easy, I've been doing them myself since I was 12. The needle is only about 1/4 inch and the thickness of a human hair. The introduction needle for the pump's cannula, on the other hand, is about 1.5 inches and 5 times the gage. It freaks me out way more than shots!

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I had no idea the tolerances where so precise with type 1. Considering that and your other complications, this would seem the better solution. Here's hoping it works for you
Sephiroth wrote: View Post
didn't know you were so sensitive, also, does it play MP3's as well?
It does look like an oldschool mp3 player, doesn't it!

Yeah, insulin sensitivities vary from person to person, and even in the same person from day-to-day and hour to hour, bur since type 1 is a disease wherein the body cannot produce insulin at all, as opposed to type 2, which is a disease wherein the body becomes resistant to its own insulin, the sensitivity levels of type 1 diabetics tend to be orders of magnitude lower than type 2s. However, a type 1 diabetic can also get type 2 diabetes.

In other news, here is my nephew and some of his artwork. My sister and brother-in-law are teaching him well:



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