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I love my pump

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by JANROU, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. JANROU

    JANROU Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well one month since i started my pump and already i'm feeling better, no real big swings and only a few hypos. Had my first clinic appointment yesterday and my Hb1AC is down from 9% to 8%, hasn't been that low for over five years! Horace (the pump) is wonderful!! Sorry this isn't really a question or advice but I am so chuffed just needed to share. Here's hoping that all those waiting for their pumps get them soon :D
     
  2. Vikki2

    Vikki2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's a lovely message to post thanks! We are fighting for a pump for our 4yr old and reading your message is even more encouraging that we are doing the right thing.
    Vikki
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  3. Debloubed

    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hurrah! fab news :) I am loving mine too, connected 3 weeks tomorrow and I've got this infusion set changing lark down to a fine art :wink: 8) :p
     
  4. Tim

    Tim Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have been on my pump since August 2009 and all I can say is that I feel so much better. My HBA1c was around 10 and I will find out my new result on Friday as I have a pump workshop.

    I feel SO much better and find I am less worried about my diabetes on the whole. Hypos are much easier to control. I went skiing this last weekend (first time) and it was so great to be able to dial down my basal rate to like 50% while exercising to make sure I don’t go low. I also paraglide and the pump helps with this as well.

    I for one wouldn’t go back and all the supposed hassles (infusion sets / more stuff to travel with / having something attached all the time) don’t even come into consideration against how much better I feel. It does take some work though to get things settled.

    Anyhow, I posted some info on my pump on my blog: www.timpoulton.com

    Happy to answer any questions.

    Tim
     
  5. cowmigator

    cowmigator · Member

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    I love mine too! I am so glad I'm not the only one who has named mine! Me and Englebert (pumperdink) have been together since December.
     
  6. JANROU

    JANROU Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    what a fab name!!
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    flozac Type 1 · Member

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    :lol: I am just about to start using a pump, never thought of naming it. I will have to get my thinking cap on. I spend my life thinking of names as a midwife and a breeder of cocker spaniels, names feature highly :D So one more won't make a difference :wink:
     
  9. JANROU

    JANROU Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What pump will you be on? let us know if you come up with a name, I need to name my remote as i'm forever trying to find it!!
     
  10. flozac

    flozac Type 1 · Member

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    I am getting a medtronic veo paridigm i was thinking maybe Peppa Pump :lol:
     
  11. JANROU

    JANROU Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good name, good luck with your pump connection
     
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