1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Pros and Cons of using a Pump

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by mountaintom, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. mountaintom

    mountaintom Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    411
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Hi guys,

    I’m doing some research into pumps and thought I’d ask here: can anyone give me some pros and cons of using a pump...
    Thanks!
     
  2. Books1

    Books1 LADA · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    140
    Trophy Points:
    83
  3. Levy

    Levy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    100
    Trophy Points:
    83
    • Like Like x 1
  4. mountaintom

    mountaintom Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    411
    Trophy Points:
    123
  5. Chowie

    Chowie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    208
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Depending on the pump, but medtronic
    Con tubing gets snagged, juggling whilst getting dressed
    Pro - control. I have never gone over 18.5mmol/L on a pump and rarely over 14, 24+ on MDI
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,831
    Likes Received:
    1,858
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Basal delivery.............you can deliver a separate rate each hour of the day if you wanted.......this for me is the ultimate pro....

    its also good for those sensitive to insulin as the pump can deliver tiny amounts when compared to an injection.....
     
    • Like Like x 2
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook