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Diebetic patch

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by Rayyan, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Rayyan

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    Can i use diebetic patch instead of insulin
     
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    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What diabetic patch are you talking about?
    If you mean the libre then no as it is a blood glucose monitoring 'patch' not an insulin dispenser, or do you mean one of the pumps like the ominpod which kinda/sorta looks a bit like a patch I guess.
     
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    I am type 1 can i use it
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Do you mean the Omnipod or Solo type pump? The answer is - it depends - on where you are, if you can afford it or your team offer it, if you qualify etc.
     
  6. Rayyan

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    Currently im using novarapid
     
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    @Rayyan i think you need to explain what you mean by “Diabetic Patch”.
    You could mean the Libre sensor (as modelled by Theresa May, here). This is a blood glucose sensor which does not give insulin; it measures your BG.
    You could mean a patch insulin pump such as an OmniPod. This can be programmed to pump insulin.
    The availability of these and qualification criteria vary per country.

    It should be noted an insulin pump is not a silver bullet. You still have to carb count, you have something attached to you 24 hours a day, you have to work out your basal rates and it can go wrong.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    @Rayyan no you cannot use that instead of insulin.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If type 1 diabetes, you’ll always need insulin. That item needs to be reported because it is sending out the wrong message. :(
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Available from the USA on Amazon.
    Described as a Chinese herbal remedy.
    Only 4 reviews, all in May this year.

    The price alone should be a strong hint that this isn't an insulin replacement.

    The description is very vague and talks mainly about helping with neuropathy.
    I think it may be pitching as a herbal alternative to Metformin without saying this directly.

    There are, thankfully, no claims that it can replace insulin.
    Avoid unless prescribed by your own doctor.
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello @Rayyan

    I wouldn't touch these with a barge poll, do not under any circumstances consider replacing insulin with these, insulin is the only way to manage your type 1 diabetes.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    These keep coming up on my FB feed. Reported EVERY time as a scam. @Rayyan stay clear of these mate
     
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