The injections definitely helped while I was racing but when I was not training or racing my blood sugar was having a lot of trouble staying in range. I wouldn't say that I was facing diabetes burnout but I was getting upset with what was going on. Did I want to use the insulin pump and have blood sugars in range and be out of range before and after training and racing or did I want the injections and be able to race in range or stay out of range a lot of the time while I was not racing.
A chance meeting and a lot of research led me to the Medtronic 670G and until recently I didn't realize how this pump would change my life. The 670G is amazing and has me addicted to my diabetes again, with the amazing technology of the pump the challenge of staying in range is there but it is also not as difficult as it has once been. That does not mean the pump does all of the work for me but together the pump and I have my blood sugar back in range.
As an athlete with diabetes I don't know how this pump truly works while training and racing due to an injury in my neck. What I do know is that the pump and I have fixed my blood sugar roller coaster while working and before dinner. My blood sugars are great while sleeping and I'm now no longer nervous before falling asleep because the pump and I have a level of trust that is unmatched. Gone are the small snacks before bed because I was nervous about what my blood sugar would do overnight.
I can't wait to get back to racing and training, if the pump works like it should I will be better because of it. The diabetes world still has a lot of challenges ahead but for right now I love the technology that is at our fingers. Things will only get better moving forward.