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Choice of pumps

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by alohanicky2009, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. iHs

    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    fingers and toes crossed for you and hope that things will start to become much better and you get your licence back asap
     
  2. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Hospital staff do log on to this website.. I know mine did in Wales... I fortunately only had praise for them for helping me!!

    That is the only reson I mention for not actually mentioning hospital names etc...
     
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  3. fozzie84

    fozzie84 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it is. It takes a moment to do the calculation when you input carbs and any other info. But it doesn't take anymore time than changing needles on a pen. Sometimes it takes a little time to load all the data to look at past blood tests etc.. but I don't think it takes an unreasonable amount of time. If I had another pump to compare to I might think differently, but I don't really see any issues with the speed.
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou for the reply :)
     
  5. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So saying OP had moved to ???a fantastic hospital in her opinion is not allowed. Seems rather sad to me as other in the area who want to pump or are moving house would love positive feedback. Staff members no they should not be mentioned as that obviously is not fair.
     
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  6. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    I would love to say which hospital I go to because of the fantastic funding from the CCG in that area... But it would generate hell for that hospital....
     
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  7. RuthW

    RuthW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Patients have a right to change doctors, hospitals, etc these days. So they must be able to express an opinion about them and recommend them. As long as we don't say anything libellous we are free to talk, I think.
     
  8. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Yes... But look on it from a patient aspect too...

    My hospitali n Wales dod a bulk purchase of 30 pumps 5 years ago ....... If I had mentioned their name everyone in those days wanting a puml would have asked for a referral to that hospital. I got mine within 2 weeks....all their patients who were in the pipeline would have been mad.... And new people would have been disappointed..

    Weigh it up...
     
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  9. alohanicky2009

    alohanicky2009 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    To clarify one reason I changed hospital was there is no pump friendly hospital in the county I live, 2nd I wasn't happy with some aspects of diabetic cares received at original hospital also Input gave me helpful and constructed advice and made me more pro-active ,
     
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    My daughter recently changed back from the Insight to the Combo - Roche were good about it and the diabetic team at our hospital were great. We'd had the Insight for three months and absolutely hated it - not only the speed of the handset and the frequent recharging but the new Link Assist Plus cannulas and the Link Assist applicator which caused her a lot more discomfort than the older Link Assist cannulas. I agree that the pre-filled cartridges were wonderful and bubble free but they were so small and needed frequent changing and to be honest, we're used to the priming process so going back wasn't too much of a hardship.

    My daughter is 9 and has only been on a pump for four years so we only know the Combo and Insight and can't comment on others but as has already been stated, there are pros and cons for all of them and any of them (even the Insight) should prove to be better than injections.
     
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