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Insulin pump

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Jokeeble1987, May 8, 2013.

  1. Jokeeble1987

    Jokeeble1987 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi, I'm type 1 diabetic. Have been for 14 years now. I really want the insulin pump, but I've been told by my consultant I have to do the Daphne's course and if that doesn't work they will think about letting me have one. Anyone else having problems getting one?


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  2. Lucypieee

    Lucypieee · Well-Known Member

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    Part of the NICE criteria states that you need to able to carb count and adjust your insulin levels accordingly with what you eat and what your BG is.


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  3. Lucypieee

    Lucypieee · Well-Known Member

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    Should have said the NICE insulin pump criteria. :)


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  4. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    We often here that a carb counting course such as DAFNE is a prerequisite before going onto a pump, the course itself is really good and spread over 5 days so you have plenty of opportunity to take in what it teaches.

    Good luck and hope your successful :thumbup:
     
  5. leb

    leb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I have been on a pump since last August. It is great for me and has improved my control amazingly but I must add that if you dont know how to carb count, work out your ratios etc then a pump is pointless because you need to have this knowledge to be able to use it accordingly.
    The whole process can be a long one but if its what you want then its worth the wait.


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  6. Jokeeble1987

    Jokeeble1987 Type 1 · Member

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    I see, so I need to know how to carb count. This explains why I need to do this course. Before I can get a pump.
     
  7. leb

    leb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep definitely carb counting is a must and to be honest with or without the pump using the DAFNE principles makes controlling your levels muvh esxier

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