All the equipment came in two 9 lb boxes. Looking through all the stuff and reading through the huge manuals, I will say it is a bit intimidating. I know we will feel somewhat more confident after training though. One thing I do know is she will go from needing 2 types of insulin to only needing 1 type of insulin. That is good...one less rx to deal with. :D
The thought of having her wear these tiny IV type things 24/7 makes me a little worried. I can't even put my finger on what it is that makes me nervous. It just all seems so invasive. Plus this is a lot of technology and, as we all know, technology can malfunction. Overall, I have read wonderful things about kids who are what we call in the diabetes world call "pumpers." I guess just like with anything new, it takes time to adjust! I will let you guys know how training goes! We have wonderful diabetes educators and a phenomenal pediatrician and I know we are in good hands.
~All the equipment. The picture doesn't do it justice...it is a lot of stuff!
~This is the actual pump. It is about the size of a pager. They didn't have pink so, of course, we got the next more girly color, purple. :D