The biggest benefit from the pump is one that has never been researched or addressed. Before I say what is so great I must let it be known that I haven't been myself for a couple of months. I have been tired, unmotivated and quiet. I haven't been running because of an injury to my rotator cuff and figured that was the reason. I love my life, I love my children and get so much enjoyment from my life, that is no secret. Just look at my social media and or text messages and you will see that I'm an absolute goofball.
This past week the old me has come back. I have been coming from work with a lot of energy, talking more and being a kid. In all honesty I strongly believe it is because of the insulin pump. I believe that the constant feed of insulin has my body feeling better then it did when I was on injections. Is this because the pump mimics a pancreas? Would I be tired after work because I had not taken insulin in almost four hours?
Long acting insulins are always working so why would my body be "off"? As Kate and I drove to a wonderful family Thanksgiving dinner I asked her this question and was given an odd look but was also told "That could be the case, let me see if I can find anything on it." As an athletic trainer Kate is intrigued by the human body and searched the internet for an answer. We did not find one but it made for a great conversation as we made the drive through a remote section of Connecticut. My question to anyone that reads this, am I crazy or am I on to something? Has anyone else had this feeling?