My co-worker called me this morning not long after I came upstairs after working the reception desk. "Can I see you in my office for a minute? About something personal?"
"Sure thing." It's nothing new for the two of us to sit around and talk. We have a pretty friendly office. I plopped down in one of the chairs in front of his desk. "So in three minutes or less, tell me everything you can about your insulin pump."
My co-worker and I have talked diabetes before, but now his doctor is insisting that he get an insulin pump for tighter control. I believe there is also some suspicion that he does not actually have Type 2, but may be more of a Type 1.5 or a case of LADA. Either way, he is trying to prepare himself mentally for the task of possible pumping. I gave him a short overview of what I like about it; I tried to address some of the usual questions quickly, like "Do you take it off to sleep? What about when you shower?"
From what he's described to me, I think a pump is going to work wonders for him as long as there's not a steep learning curve in terms of programming.
Are there any Type 2's with insulin pumps out there? Are there any sites or resources I can share with my co-worker? Let me know!