Most days I start my morning by dropping by a coffee shop for a cup of coffee. On this day, the barista smiled and asked if I’d have my usual. I said yes and hit the quick bolus button on my pump 3 times to cover the carbs. I paid for the coffee and moved down the line where the coffee would be ready. While waiting, something unexpected happened. Another customer turned to me and said:
“Excuse me. Can I ask you something personal?
“What is it?”
“How do you like your pump?”
I smiled and asked if she wore one. She said no, but that her insurance company would soon cover it. She was excited and wanted to know how I liked my pump. Over several minutes, we talked about:
- pumps and multiple daily injections
- our endos and cdes
- the different types of pumps
- my recommendations for pumps and cgms along with contact info for the reps that cover them in Kansas City.
We laughed when others in line raised their eyebrows as I mentioned that I wasn’t as high in the morning on the pump. Our coffees arrived and our conversation ended.
My day started as usual, but a conversation about the Big D over a cup of joe made this day unexpectedly better.