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Insulin Pumps!

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by alyssarose, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. alyssarose

    alyssarose · Member

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    I haven't had diabetes for all that long, but I asked for a diabetes pump and they said yes. I've read a lot of things about them taking a long time to be available, but my dsn's have been Brilliant! I asked for the pump before christmas (and my exams) and they said Yes!

    I started this Topic for people to share their experiences about pumps! :D
     
  2. Erinmcdonagh

    Erinmcdonagh · Active Member

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    Hi I've got a pump there amazing Ill send you a pic of mine


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  3. DavidLov

    DavidLov · Member

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    i asked to go on one but they said i couldn't yet as i need to learn my ratios & carb counting "sigh"
    But hopefully in feature i can
     
  4. shayanjameel08

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    How durable are they?
    Will excessive sweating and rise in body temperature cause the pads to un-stick?
     
  5. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    I hsd problem with sets sticking on my stomach and excessive swesting in summer when gardening.. This was first few dsys of having pump. Since then no probs with them sticking to both bum cheeks. Couple of weeks ago, i had put one kn my leg...had multiple plates of food at chinese eat as much as you like... Went to the loo and found set completely detached!! And no idea how much bolus had gone in or not..

    Apart from that, never a problem with it. I wear mine on my arm as it has a full remote control. Have never hit it or banged it or damaged it. Unlike my cgm which was worn on my stomach.. Which magically imploded!!

    They are brilliant.. I cant wait till I get yhe next generation of this pump next year.

    I got given it within 2 weeks of being told I could have it, and no carb counting course. Just delayed because nurse was on holiday..
     
  6. Lovelylivpet

    Lovelylivpet Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yey! Congrats ! You'll really love the pump: it makes life much easier for alotof people
     
  7. Danny Prince

    Danny Prince Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've only had it for around 2-3 weeks as a trial and im finding it alot better as i hated the multiple injections + its alot more flexible to use when outside
     
  8. jessica16

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    Hi, iv got the omnipod pump and it's great! I love mine, it's so much easier when your out and about. I would recommend it to any diabetic :)


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    I'm thinking of asking for an omnipod too I've had diabetes 20 years and think the hypos would allow me to get a pump. Which one should I ask for ?



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  10. Geordie lass

    Geordie lass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been using the Medtronic Minimed pump for 18 months now and love it. I would hate to have to go back to MDI's now. It's so much easier and more convenient. I exercise a lot and don't have a problem with my pump or my infusion set. I call it my little pancreas! So, overall very happy with mine. Here's a photo of my pump.
     

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    Swebster Type 1 · Member

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    Has ur hba1c improved? My hba1c is quite good but my sugars jump all over place high low and that gets me down a bit


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  12. Geordie lass

    Geordie lass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My HbA1C vastly improved within 6 weeks of using the pump. As you can see from my signature, it has improved greatly since then too. My T1 was always badly controlled for years until I went on the pump and my control is so much better. I hated MDI's. The Levemir I used was so painful when injecting and left a lump every time, so I don't think it was even absorbing properly. But using the pump it is brilliant...having the 24 hour basal working in your system. So much easier to work with.
     
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