That means that my pump will not be used to the best of its ability until then. That shouldn't stop me from having much better control then I have had as of late. With the pump transition comes the transition to working out and racing with an insulin pump. Next spring once the pump is fully working and has the ability to work on its own I believe running and cycling will become a little bit easier. Until then I will be suspending my pump before and during activities.
I'm also a little worried about my transition while working with the insulin pump. It is a major change to my daily routine and will take some time to adjust my rates. This means I could have a lot of blood sugars below or above my set range while at work. This should not affect my work but a blood sugar below my set range will mean a ten minute break so that I can get my blood sugar back in range. Obviously that is the last thing that I want but it does come with the territory.
For the past month I have not done anything when it comes to the gym or running. An injury to my right shoulder has me getting some physical therapy and the possibility of surgery in the early part of 2018. I have been cleared to run from the doctor which means I will be running a 5k Thanksgiving morning. That also means that the transition to the pump will be a little tougher. My body has been on a workout vacation which means I need a little more insulin each day. Going back to working out and the insulin pump will be interesting but I have knowledge of working out with an insulin pump which will help tremendously moving forward.
The next month will be a very interesting one but I'm determined to make this transition as smooth as possible.