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Are you pleased with your Pump?

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by cheche, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. cheche

    cheche Type 1 · Member

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    Hi there. I am a diabetic on insulin at the moment. I have had diabetes for 25 years. I have been to the hospital and say I fill the criteria for the insulin pump. I was just wondering what people thought of the pump and is it worth me going on it and if so what pump would you suggest. Thank you xx
     
  2. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    Hi @cheche and welcome to the forum.

    The majority of pump users on the forum are pleased with their pumps.

    I will bump up your post for some replies from them.
     
  3. cheche

    cheche Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you
     
  4. shedges

    shedges Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @cheche. I've been pumping for 4 years and there's no way I'd go back. Have used the Medtronic Veo for that time, but am moving to the Roche Insight on Monday.

    Benefits of pumping: variable basal rates, it calculates how much insulin you need. Both these mean fewer hypos. You can put a temporary basal rate on - low for exercise, high for sick days.

    Few cons: unhooking for sex, taking it off for going in the water, sometimes have the 'where do I keep it?' quandary if you're not wearing much.

    Have found people curious and interested. Even many medical staff haven't seen one.

    Do you have a choice of pumps? Where do you live?

    Sam
     
  5. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi if you go on a pump then what ever pump you have you will like, we all have different makes of pumps, they all have their pros and cons. Basically they all do the same thing IE pump insulin.

    Is it worth you having a pump? Only you can answer that question :)
     
  6. cheche

    cheche Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Sam thanks for your reply. I live in Birmingham. The hospital said I do have a choice and there is a new pump but they haven't got the dummy one yet so I am presuming it is the Roche insight. I have been comparing different pumps and they all seem pretty much the same but I like the look of the insight as it seems to meet my needs. I don't know anyone on the pump so appreciate you posting:) thank you.
     
  7. cheche

    cheche Type 1 · Member

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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The new pump is probably the Medtronic.
     
  9. shedges

    shedges Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The new one could be either... The Insight is on limited release too.
     
  10. cheche

    cheche Type 1 · Member

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    Ok will look it up thank you.
     
  11. dtennant9

    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've only been on my pump since November but wouldn't go back to injections now.

    I have the Medtronic Veo.
     
  12. Poppy2

    Poppy2 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hello, I am new to pumping, this is only my 5th week! I have the Medtronic Veo, and yes it is incredibly hard work at this early stage. If you have the choice I would definitely recommend you try it. Even at this early stage I don't want to go back to MDI, I love my pump because of the flexibility I know it will offer me. Good luck
     
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    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a look at the insight, but didn't personally like the tie up with the remote. Not for me anyway
    The new Medtronic looks interesting
     
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    mikeg1964 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How comfortable are pumps while sleeping? How do you manage with tubing etc? Thanks
     
  15. cheche

    cheche Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks. I will give it a try and see what pumps are on offer. It's worth giving it a go. Thank you for your help :) Xx
    Hi they have put me on a dummy pump and I was worried about sleeping but found I had no problems. Ask if you can have a dummy pump to give you more insight as wearing mine has helped me to see if I could cope with one and I can xx
     
  16. cheche

    cheche Type 1 · Member

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    thanks will have a look. This is the hardest thing I am finding is choosing which pump will most suit my needs xx
     
  17. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Hi Cheche, I'm a newbie to pumping insulin and have to say it's one of the best decisions I've made, I'm using the Omnipod Pump.
     
  18. cheche

    cheche Type 1 · Member

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    Hi hope your getting on well with it. I am going to give it a try but I have heard all good things so am starting to look forward to it and to gain control again. How are you finding the monopod? I was looking at that one too xx
     
  19. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    I really like it but being new to insulin pumps I've nothing to compare it to having not used a pump before. The reason why I choose the Omnipod was because it was a tubeless pump, stupid as it may seem but I've always had concerns about the tubing on insulin pumps and that is why I went for a patch pump.
     
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