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Accepted a pump

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by JimC, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. JimC

    JimC Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi guys and gals,
    I've recently been accepted as I meet the criteria for a pump. I have Dawn Phenomenon. I am excited about getting the pump as many people say how it helps them but am also nervous as having injected for many years have that routine so will have to learn the new routine.

    I will be getting the pump in October so was wondering if anyone had any advice ant tips for a newbee?

    The pump I have chosen is the Accu-Chek Insight Insulin Pump System, so if anyone is using that one any pros and cons would be good!

    Cheers
    Jim
     
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  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    That's great news @JimC :)

    Try and read up on pumping before your start date, a good book to purchase is Pumping Insulin by John Walsh & Ruth Roberts, also make sure you attend the pre-pump training sessions with your DSN and the post-pump training sessions that are sometimes offered by the pump reps.

    It will be a little strange at first not injecting but you'll soon get into your new routine, hope it all goes well for you.
     
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  3. MagicFirefly

    MagicFirefly Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's great news!

    I've had my pump for over 6years now and I couldn't be happier. It has literally changed my life.
    As previously mentioned, you should attend all the information sessions and talk to your diabetes nurse about any worries you have/
    It does take a bit of getting used to, but it's not impossible. There will be an adjustment period where you and your nurse will figure out how much insulin you need but if you already change your dose with carb counting, you're half way there.

    Please get let me know if there's anything you want to know from another pump user.

    Good luck!
     
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  4. Diamummy_

    Diamummy_ Carer · Well-Known Member

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    My daughter has an insight pump and it's great, it's so user friendly that even she can use it and she's 4 hehe, good luck with it all
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  6. JimC

    JimC Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply! I do carb count and have recently had a refresher on that.
     
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    MagicFirefly Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It takes up a bit of time to begin with, especially with the extra bm testing but it's so so worth it!
     
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    Hi there @JimC
    great news about your upcoming pump !!
    after injecting for 43 years -- it was really weird and almost as though I had lost someone the first few days on my pump-and because your settings to start with may not be your individual ideal you may find some blood sugars that you are not totally pleased with.( my DSN was quite conservative so my BG's were running high at first )

    remember you are learning something completely new so do be kind to yourself and give it time.

    It took me about 6-8 weeks to get all my settings adjusted
     
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    rockape37 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You will love it. Its a lot less to do when it comes to meal times, just check your bg enter your carbs and bolus and off you go.

    "Love Your Pump"

    Martin
     
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