Hi, since I have been a well-controlled, insulin-dependant diabetic for 53 years now 70 I decided to ask my doctor about switching to an insulin pump since the technology is so much better now. I have 3 pre-meal injections & 1 for the background insulin. I use a Libré to check glucides on my phone without finger-pricks.
To my surprise he said I was not eligible since I was so well ‘balanced’. Part of my surprise was due to, when I saw a diabétologue to get a Libré prescription, she mentioned une pompe in passing.
My concern is that, although I am very careful with my diabetes management & OK so far with only peripheral retinopathy when last checked in UK, saw a cardiologue for a souffle & got the OK, I do want to safeguard my health. Plus avoiding 4 injections a day & just inserting a new cannula would be far better for me.
Is there nothing I can do now? Wonder whether I could see the diabétologue again & raise the pump question without getting up my doctor’s nose!?