This morning I met with a great Chicago-area Tandem trainer at a nearby Starbucks for my official t:slim training. So excited to have all my questions answered and be ‘officially’ set up and good to go with my new pump!
I also love how impressed my coworkers are with my pump. Tuesday I had it out while at work and all the guys (I was only working with guys that day) were intrigued. One is a nurse at Children’s Hospital of WI and he just can’t get over how ‘cool’ my insulin pump is compared to the others he’s occasionally come across with his patients. One of my managers has a a T1 father and had no idea there is now a touch-screen pump on the market and was excited to tell his dad about it. Even the others with no real direct connection to T1 were interested, because the old Selling Supervisor who used to work there was also a pumping T1 so they all have had some exposure to insulin pumps.
Sort of off topic, but know what I’m excited about? The North Face’s Etip gloves, which are gloves specially designed for use with touchscreen devices (most touchscreen devices won’t respond to your finger presses if you wear gloves……not so with the Etips); that’s why I had my pump out – I was playing with the gloves/my pump when there were no customers in the store, haha. (Sorry, I didn’t mean to turn this into a promo ad, but they ARE seriously cool gloves.)
I know there are others out there in the D world waiting on getting a t:slim – I hope you get yours soon and share your experiences with the t:slim.
OH! And one last thing – sorry I haven’t been a part of #DSMA in weeks. I’m super bummed about missing it, but just don’t have the time right now. I miss my D friends, but I don’t see myself having the time for it until after the semester is finished. Boo!