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About to get first ever pump!

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Moodle, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Moodle

    Moodle Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi @Mrsass No firm date as yet. But I am going to my diabetic clinic next week as they are having a 'pump; day so various reps are there showing their pumps. So the idea is I choose a pump I like, which after loads of research is the 640G.

    I was wondering if I would end up missing the injections, 33 years I have played darts on myself :) Cant wait though!

    How often can you change pumps, I am being funded by the NHS and have heard its every 4 years?!?
     
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  2. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    That's correct. The warranty and tie in period is 4 years.
     
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    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I too am on the older medtronic model, the Veo.....

    I suspect it will be much the same in terms of functionality.......

    I should be getting one in about a years time....
     
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  4. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    No you won't miss them :)

    In the first few days of pumping I was fearful that I'd accidentally take my basal insulin so hid the pen away in a drawer, much like you @Moodle I was on injections for 33 years before making the switch.
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    it is wierd not injecting, I grew up doing so so I knew nothing else but after a couple od days it becomes the "norm" not to inject
     
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    Mrsass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes as @noblehead says - put pens in a draw or hidden away somewhere, I think I would have injected out of habit if I hadn't!

    Yeah every 4 years is your 'upgrade' id only had my pump about 7 months when the 640g came out I think, I've got about 18 months till I can get one, I had a play with one at a 'pump day' it's lovely, although I do love my veo :)

    Hope you don't have to wait too long for yours :)


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  7. Moodle

    Moodle Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thanks for the advice @noblehead and @Mrsass! Pens will remain away from me to begin with! :)

    I guess its going to become such a big part of my life, much like my Accu Chek expert is at the moment! Its the simple thing I am looking forward to, like having some food while out shopping without having to find a loo nearby! ;)
     
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  8. tim2000s

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    I'm not actually sure where my pens are, which isn't helpful when trying to find them to take to a festival! Still. I know where the spare syringes are...


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    @Moodle @tim2000s it's an easy set up for remote blousing, just need to sit down and input my preset boluses on my pump. The reason I think it's not been introduced by the rep is that because I've been tweaking my ratios so much and it's still ongoing that they probably wanted me to settle into a routine with these before activating the remote bolus feature, going to go it a whirl though and will post how I get on ;)
     
  10. Moodle

    Moodle Type 1 · Active Member

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    Excellent! Thanks @Juicyj! Was one of the important features I wanted, ie to give insulin in a discrete way!


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