Less is more . . . . or more is more?
Bigger is better . . . . or good things come in small packages?
I suppose either can be true, depending on what exactly you are talking about. And when it comes to my insulin pump, I’m definitely happy to be going a little bit smaller.
When I started pumping a little over four years ago I wasn’t sure which size pump would be best for me. For a few reasons, my pump rep and I decided I should go with the larger one. While this worked just fine, the reality was that it held way more insulin than I could ever use up before it was time to change out my site. Since I prefer to change both the site and reservoir at the same time, I simply began partially filling the reservoir and later changed to the smaller reservoir (which works in either size pump).
Once my pump warranty expired I knew I wanted to go with the same pump (a purple Revel) but in the smaller size. And it couldn’t have come at a better time, because my parent’s dog put a gouge in the screen when she stood on my lap . . . . and my pump. So I was thrilled when my new “downsized” pump arrived yesterday. Sure, it’s not that much smaller, but it looks so cute and it feels so petite in my hand! I can’t help but smile every time I look at it. I’m enjoying it while I can, because I’m sure I’ll get used to its smaller size pretty quickly. But for now, when it comes to my insulin pump, less is definitely more!!
**I currently have a contract with Medtronic, although this pump purchase was not part of that contract and was made independently. My contract disclosure can be found here. **