Open Browser Tabs

Today is my final “you just started wearing an insulin pump for the first time” class/appointment/whatever. Based on past experiences, taking anything the CDE at this education center has to say to heart will not be sufficient for my diabetes management needs. This person, while objectively qualified, has not instilled any confidence in their ability to assess my data, or make recommendations on improving my insulin pump settings. I’ve learned that hearing the phrase “maybe we’ll try this” one-two many times can have that effect on me. Am I being unreasonable? Between the two face-to-face appointments and the daily follow up calls after I started pumping insulin, I feel like I’ve given them enough of an opportunity to prove themselves.

After today, the plan of action is to monitor my data on my own, consult supplementary literature, and make incremental adjustments over the next weeks and months until my scheduled appointment with my proper-CDE. I know fine tuning the settings on my pump will take time, lucky for all of us, I’ve got plenty of that to give.

Somewhat related, did you know it took me a solid 15 minutes of Googling before I found a reasonable consensus on how to store open insulin vials and how long said vials will last. Why do I feel like this information should have been easier to find? And I have I refused to close these browse, tabs for the past week? Why don’t I use bookmarks?

Why am I asking rhetorical questions to myself in a blog post?

Once more, with feeling (or filters) #sanfrancisco

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