Today was Kacey's Endo appointment and the D-report card results are in! She's back up to a
Can you say...YUK! Thank you hormones and high blood sugars. YOU SUCK!
OK, I feel better now! :) That being said, we were smacked with a bit of bad news. The doctor brought Kacey's Cozmo pump back in and said she was not able to download the settings or logs because Cozmo no longer supported online downloading. WHAT?!?! What does this mean? This means that we can still access her logs and settings at home and email them to the doctor but they can't access then when we're there. So now what? Well, it's kind of bittersweet. We were looking to start a new pump upgrade toward the end of the school year in May/June but now this means we can push forward with the upgrade. There is a pump class coming up on January 6th. So I called to get Kacey registered for the class. Hopefully it works out and we will be able to actually put our hands on the Animas and the MiniMed. She is not interested in the OmniPod at all. I know I had asked for help before with the two pumps. Each of you loved them for different reasons and I'm so torn as to which way to go. The ultimate decision is up to Kacey and after looking at both pumps on the websites and watching the videos. She's still up in the air with her decision but I'm guessing she is going to lean toward MiniMed. I know getting the CGMS is part of the deal. She definately wants that but she doesn't want the 2 seperate devices attached to her. And with middle school in her near future and watching her conceal her pump now...I DO understand her reasoning and its her body and her decision. Also, as we watched the Animas video, it seemed like there was alot of steps to go through when bolusing and such. Is that correct or were we misunderstanding it all? (Wendy, help here! You know the boat we're in!) Kacey is all about dosing and putting her pump away quickly so she can eat or go on with the activity she is doing. When we watched the MiniMed video, it seemed like it was a shorter process.
AHHHHHH the confusion! Anyone that can offer advice with these two pumps...PLEASE HELP! If you were on one pump and you switched, do you like it? If not, why? Do you regret your switch? What are your favortite features? Your least favorite?
Ultimately we have a few favorite features with Cozmo. Our 1st fav...IOB! :) My next fav is the alerts....15 min after a low and 2 hours after a high. Kacey's pump will beep and tell her to test. This gives her the freedom to treat herself with and without help. If she was low, then it reminds her to make sure her sugar comes up in safe range and if shes high then she can retest to see if she needs another correction. I also like the alert that reminds me to change her site every 3 days. Yep, all the alerts and beeps are important for us so we need a pump that is going to do that. I don't know all the features of the two pumps so I'd love the feedback!
Also....Noah....our Endo office LOVED your blue flamingo idea and our Endo thought it was a VERY cool idea! While we were waiting in the waiting room, a very nice Christian lady asked what Kacey had in her arms? Kacey shared Deputy with her along with your letter (which we laminated) and gave her a mini lesson while we sat there. The nice lady was so impressed and she said to tell you...."Continue to do great things and you will be blessed." So we wanted to share that with you. One person educated....millions more to go! We've got more pics to upload! THANKS NOAH!!