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Nervous about pump... advice?

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Little_Lucy, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Eireannn

    Eireannn Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah that sucks, if I didn't have a choice and had to use one of those tubey pumps, I would definitely stick to injections. I just don't like the thought of something connected to me as I worry I'd get tangled in it and stuff lol. Good luck with your new pump :)
     
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    -beckyb93- Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @WhiteleyGirl no i have the one touch ultra easy but i shall ask my DSN about it.
    Looks like I'll br having a play with one on 2nd feb and starting on the pump on the 9th feb.
    Consultants fault for the delay. Nevermind though.
    Im really excited. But also quite nervous now.
    Got my first training session on the 31st this month xx
     
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  3. WhiteleyGirl

    WhiteleyGirl · Member

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    You'll be fine I was nervous and now I love it and Ihave pump workshops coming up as well. Its really easy to change cannular and stuff. Good luck with everything x
     
  4. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    The tubing isn't a problem :) I'm extremely clumsy and have young children, so would definitely be a candidate for tubing tangles : D But I've had none. The tubing is available in various lengths, tucks away out of sight, and means you can position your pump where you like, according to what you're wearing :)
     
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  5. Little_Lucy

    Little_Lucy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Aww sorry @-beckyb93- sorry about that I actually have my pump now yay! I hope you get your soon it has made my life so much better and a lot easier!
     
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  6. Little_Lucy

    Little_Lucy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Actually @Eireannn I have the tubey pump it can be quite uncomfortable when getting changed but otherwise I love it and I never really get tangled and it's quite comfortable to wear and I save so much time!
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Really pleased for you Lucy, wasn't as scary as you thought was it? :p:happy:
     
  8. monski

    monski Type 1 · Member

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    Why don't you disconnect while getting changed,then just reach through and connect up again?
     
  9. Little_Lucy

    Little_Lucy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Little_Lucy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmm not sure why I didn't think of that before I'll try that later @monski
     
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  11. blueeyed81

    blueeyed81 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I got my pump today :) @Little_Lucy.

    I'm loving it already and it's only saline at the minute lolol
     
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  12. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What pump have you got?
     
  13. blueeyed81

    blueeyed81 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've got the minimed 640g :) [​IMG]
     
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  14. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same here, great pump, has transformed my control since November [​IMG]
     
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  15. groucho74

    groucho74 Type 1 · Member

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    how did it go?
     
  16. blueeyed81

    blueeyed81 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was really good. Had a laugh too which was a bonus. I'm inputting my bg into pump and getting into the routine even though I'm still injecting :). If I can get into the routine now there's no stopping me lol.

    Can't wait to start using insulin
     
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  17. groucho74

    groucho74 Type 1 · Member

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    was it the Medtronic rep from the North-East? (I'm terrible with names!)
     
  18. blueeyed81

    blueeyed81 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmmmmm not sure lolol. She had short brunette hair and used to be a dsn lol.
     
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  19. groucho74

    groucho74 Type 1 · Member

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    lol, that wasn't her.
    it's just the case of playing round with it for the next week and you'll be an expert by Monday wheen you go live!
    Get registered on the Medtronic eshop for your supplys as well - a box of 10 sets and reservoirs only last about a month so get some supplies ordered.

    Have fun
     
  20. blueeyed81

    blueeyed81 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol. I'm going to lol. I've registered I think lol so going to get some bits sorted ready :)
     
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