For just over 4 years my preferred method of diabetes management has been an insulin pump. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is what works best for me and most people respect that. A few weeks ago I headed up to the hospital to receive training on my new pump. That whole process requires a post all of it’s own, but the main impact a big change like that has on me is that it makes me start to consider my diabetes as a whole again – and that’s never a bad thing!
I have written in the past about why I won’t read news articles about diabetes, but the main reason for that is that I don’t really believe I will see a cure for diabetes in my lifetime. I know that many people will say that you need to stay positive and that there is always hope, but I’m afraid I am a realist. I don’t feel sorry for myself or let the thought of living with type 1 diabetes for the rest of my life bring me down. It is part of who I am, and on most days I don’t give it a second thought.
I am in this for the long haul – and I really support advances in technology for the management of life with diabetes. I think that having the correct tools to manage your diabetes can make a real difference to not just your health but your happiness too!
In the 5 and a half years since I was diagnosed I have seen quite a surprising change in the diabetes technologies. In such a short space of time there have been quite a few advancements in the devices used for monitoring and treatment. I have tried various blood glucose meters, all with varying pros and cons, before finally settling on my current meter.
Aeroflow have a choice of 3 different blood glucose meters for you to choose from, meaning that there is bound to be one to suit each individuals wants or needs. I always really appreciate it when someone recognises the need to offer choice, as there is no one size fits all in life and diabetes really is no different! Aeroflow Healthcare’s website states that their mission is “to improve each of our patient’s quality of life through compassion, excellent service, and exceptional products” and I think that is clear to see by the range of products they have available at affordable prices. Aeroflow’s blood glucose monitoring equipment can also be purchased through insurance.
Aeroflow have dedicated sales representatives, and offer a 24-hour live phone support to those who who use their services. The products can be delivered straight to your door, making it hassle free to get your supplies when you need them.
As time goes on, I anticipate that the advances in the treatment of diabetes will continue. There have been significant leaps in recent years with the use of insulin pumps, and I think that improvements in blood glucose monitoring options will be the next step. But you never know, maybe they will find a way to cure or prevent type 1 diabetes and I’ll have to eat my words…… but I don’t think I’ll be complaining if they do!
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