When it comes to using pens and shots I don't know how much insulin I will have on board if I'm planning for a bike ride or a run at 12pm. Of course using the Engine1 app makes knowing all of this information a lot easier which in turn makes going from the insulin pump to shots a lot easier. Like anything the timing will never be perfect to make the change, with races planned the rest of summer and late into the fall I will have no time to quickly learn how shots will affect my blood sugar while racing. Obviously talking to my endocrinologist and speaking to other athletes with diabetes that use shots will be very important. As an athlete and as a person I have never felt better, the insulin pump works very well for me but I believe I can be better and going to shots seems the way to get better.
With an endocrinologist appointment set for next week the question about going to shots will be asked. I believe in my endocrinologist and having an open and honest conversation will be very important moving forward. Any knowledge that anyone would like to share is always welcome, if you have experience going from a pump to shots let me know. As always time will tell what is best, for all I know shots might be a disaster but it might be great. I won't know if I don't try and if I don't try I will be living with the worst question anyone can ask, what if? I don't want to do that, I need to know what works best.