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Problems experienced with Insulin Pump Therapy

Discussion in 'Diabetes Research' started by sam.simmonds, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. sam.simmonds

    sam.simmonds Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    Hi, I am Sam Simmonds and I am a first year Furniture and Product Design student at Nottingham Trent University, and I currently have a research project, for which I am looking into Insulin pump therapy for type 1 diabetes. if you use insulin pump therapy and have type 1 diabetes, I would appreciate it if you could let me know what problems you have experienced with this, if any, including about the device you use or procedures you undertake, or about the therapy method as a whole.

    Thankyou very much for your time,

    Sam S
     
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    #1 sam.simmonds, Mar 5, 2017 at 2:55 PM
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  2. diabetic31years

    diabetic31years Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi I'm Tina
    I've been diabetic 31 years and started using a pump 3 years ago.
    The problems are if your cannula is pulled out by accident, while sleeping, getting dressed etc. At night if you don't notice, this causes high bloods and as you probably already know ketosis. BG goes up quick as only one insulin is used. Fast acting. You have to change the cannula every 2-3 days which is wonderful compared to injections all the time. The amount of insulin is tailored to you. That's all I really know. I would say give it a try and see if it suits you as that's the only way really.
    Kind regards
     
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