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Getting a pump

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Robert 2170, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Robert 2170

    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just been told I have got the funding for a pump and getting it in March
     
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    EllieLou Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats great! Im still waiting for my funding, how long were you waiting for?
     
  3. Robert 2170

    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sept I was asked if I would like to go on to the pump so 6 month
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to it and also a bit worried about it to but will give it a go
     
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    I'm getting mine in march too-can't wait
     
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    L3wisr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Is the pump much better than normal injections?
    How come?

    Sorry but not really looked into them and seen a lot of people on here like them
     
  8. Robert 2170

    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You can get better control of your levels and only need to jag every 3 days instead of 6 times a day
    Down side you are connected to it 24/7 and a lot of people don't like that
     
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    shedges Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    the key thing with the pump is basal/background insulin dosing..............

    it is delivered slowly and continuously over the day........with injections you deliver your basal/background in one or two large lumps which will sit there and absorb inconsistently, unreliably and inefficiently.............nearly half of the units you give yourself wont be doing anything........[this figure wont be the same for everyone]...

    the pump lets you use pretty much all of the units you give and so you will actually use less basal insulin........

    with the basal requirement fulfilled, this lets you tackle you carbs with much ease..........;)
     
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