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by Jerome Princy (2020-02-15)

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Eat anything, when you StrictionD Review want. This is true. There is great flexibility in what you eat and when you eat. You do not have to abide by a very strict regimen, for example, of eating dinner at 5pm every day. With no worry of long acting insulin peaking, you can easily adjust when you eat with a bolus of insulin. Just don not think you can eat everything in sight and just give boluses all day. The rules of a balanced Diabetes diet still apply. You will never have to use insulin syringes again. While this is true for the most part, the fact is you will still need to occasionally inject insulin with a syringe. The general guideline is that if your blood sugar is extremely high (over 300) then you should take an injection of fast acting insulin to bring down your high glucose reading. The reason - your blood sugar may be high because of a blockage in the pump or even a bad battery. Despite this scenario, the need for multiple injections every day is eliminated with a pump. Exercise whenever you want. No need to eat before exercising. Maybe. This benefit will be totally dependent on what your blood glucose is just prior to working out. If it's in the low 100's and you do strenuous exercise, you could find yourself with a severe low when you are done. A power bar prior to working out might avoid that. Taking the pump off during your workout may be best. Set your basal rate, wear it and forget about it. Yes, you can program the pump to adjust to your busy life. But it is not exactly completely hands-free. There are a lot of adjustments that need to be made. Sometimes it requires weekly changes and sometimes even daily modifications. Health, illness, tension, anxiety, fears - are all factors that can change your insulin needs. This is no different from injections. The tubing can become hooked on just about anything. Hooked on a doorknob you walked past. It gets stuck in your belt. It falls off your belt and tugs at your stomach as it swings in the wind. If you have very young kids they can tug on the tubing. It may get in the way of putting on a car seatbelt.

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