What is a pumper?

Hello and welcome to my blog. Let me start by answering a common question that I hear every day.  What is a pumper? A pumper is someone who wears an insulin pump 24 hours a day. This is not because I am a brittle diabetic or because I am very sickly. Quite the opposite actually.  My insulin pump allows me to live a more normal life then when I was on shots. Some people prefer shots but not me I have been on a pump for 14 years and I absolutely love it.  I took insulin shots for many years, including during my first pregnancy. I then switched to using insulin pens for a while. I switched to the pump which was just before I got pregnant with my second son. My sons are teenagers now and both are in good health. It has been a struggle being a diabetic, working and raising 2 boys. My husband works a lot so I have had to do a lot on my own. I am writing this blog to share my experiences and to educate people about what it is really like to live with diabetes. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have. After 20 years of diabetes, nothing really surprises me anymore. Thanks for reading!

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