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might have to go on insulin

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Tuneuhh, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Tuneuhh

    Tuneuhh Type 2 · Member

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    I went to the doctor today and she told me i should consider insulin. By consider she means you need it. my A1c just wont go under 100 staying in the 150-180 range. She is sending me to a specialist.

    I won't know if it's a pump or shots till I talk to the specialist.
     
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  2. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What else have your tied?

    Are you in the USA?
     
  3. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    From my understanding, I would not expect you to go on a pump
    - it is uncommon for t2 to use a pump
    - typically, injections are used to get the right level of insulin even when a pump is an option.

    Did you mean to put this thread in the Pump forum?
    You may (or may not) have more responses in the T2 forum: as I mentioned above pumps are unusual for t2.

    But, as a pumper, I would say you are more than welcome here :)
     
  4. claire1991

    claire1991 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It will more than likely be injections that you have, I don’t know of any T2s with a pump, they’re mainly for T1.
    @helensaramay is also correct in saying that before a pump is even considered your diabetes team will have to work out how much insulin you need before you can go on a pump.
    You have to apply for funding to get one (or you did a few years ago when I got mine) and you have to meet a certain criteria.

    Hope it all goes well for you :)
     
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