I placed an order for a 6 month supply of insulin pump consumables (IPC) and a 3 month supply of test strips on Tuesday afternoon. Thursday morning and it’s here!
I use the Accu-Check Mobile tester which is a strip-free tester. It’s so convenient and easy. Testing hasn’t felt like a chore since I made the switch just over a year ago. The updated version is pretty nice too. As my Type 1 Diabetic cousin put it.. “The old one is like a clunky old Nokia, this new one’s like the iPhone of testers”. He was later convinced to trade in his Optium Xceed for the shiny new tester.
I would definitely recommend the tester to anyone who is sick of accumulating billions of bloodied test strips! And if you live in Australia, Accu-Check are offering a full cash-back promotion so you can pick it up for free. What are you waiting for?
Met with the surgeon yesterday and the operation is booked for the 4th of October. Thankfully I won’t be missing my field camp and much of the semester. The procedure is called a laproscopic pyeloplasty, and this guy is meant to be the best in the city. He’s performed hundreds and has a success rate of 98%, plus he’s a really nice guy.
In other news, my sensor arrived at the diabetes educator today and they called to make a time for me to come in and get set up! It will have to wait til after recovery but I am so excited!
For $375 you can get a CGM starter pack including: Minilink Transmitter, Insertion Device and 5 Glucose Sensors. (The Minilink Transmitter alone would normally cost above $1200) Plus we’ll throw in a free set of steak knives! Uh.. I mean.. Free Contour blood glucose meter that will bluetooth your blood glucose readings directly to the insulin pump, and generally be amazing.
Well well well, after having so much trouble finding an appointment for a trial looks who’s come crawling back to entice me with this deal. Do I cave in and get it? Of course I bloody do! It’s a downright steal!
The process is already in motion. I emailed her right away (after a quick chat with mum) and said yes please! I am very very interested! Got a reply nice and early this morning with the forms (and payment options) which have now been filled out and sent off to be faxed.
This is good news!
Not only do I get to try out the sensor, but I get to keep the transmitter which means anytime I feel like purchasing sensors (for special occasions, exams, when I’m sick) I can! They come at a hefty price might I add, $75 a pop, but at least I have the option should I need it.
After a morning of non-stop phone calls we finally have some results! A referral from the doctor to a private urologist and an appointment with him tomorrow! A slight improvement I’d say to where I was at yesterday, 3 weeks til an appointment that I couldn’t even make.