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A week till I start the pump eeek!

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Sandymcat, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. asa35

    asa35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I fully agree with @helensaramay, spot on. I've been pumping ('scuse me!) for just a year now (medtronic 640g), probably the best thing I've done. Hba1c immediately came down from about 8.5% average to now about 5.6%. Admittedly, with my DSN, we're still doing adjustments on a regularish basis, but I understand things a lot better now. Using one type of insulin only is a lot easier, once all the calculations are done in the pump. I think I've only had to change 2 canulars because of problems, and occasionally you get a slight discomfort when the canular is fitted, but usually passes quickly enough. No more daily injections, 5 times a day, is a great feeling - just plenty of finger pricking though! Hope all goes well for you, I'm sure you'll be very pleased and happy with your decision. My stress levels are right down also.
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  2. Picci

    Picci Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @por169 thank you for your message, things are going better than I actually anticipated. I was shown how to change the cannula and cartridge today, in ready for doing it alone on Saturday.....:nailbiting:EEEEK. Need to do some fasting over the weekend before the nurse adjusts my basal rates, there are two areas that appear to need tweaking at the moment.:happy:
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