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Pump Approved :))

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Danaemac, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just been to see my DSN today and have had my pump approved get it 6th May Insulin from the 12th can't believe this is actually going to happen, I know there is a lot of hard work and sleepless nights ahead but feel like there is finally light at the end of a long dark tunnel:)
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    That is fantastic news. hope all goes well for you :)
     
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  3. K8tie_x

    K8tie_x Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, once those first days/weeks are out of the way I'm sure you will absolutely love it :)
     
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  4. Hooked

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    Fab news, you'll be counting down the days now!
     
  5. Julie1471

    Julie1471 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely counting the days I went and got my new bag to keep everything in I used to use a pencil case but they tell me this wont be big enough got to tell the doctor I need to change the test strips again I will be loved :p
     
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  7. Julie1471

    Julie1471 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ImageUploadedByDCUK Forum1397684083.405130.jpg

    I've got this hypo stuff incl glycogen,glucose tabs,twice and 8 jelly babies in the front. Behind I have stored, swabs,zoff removal pads, extra bat and cartridge cover. Syringe, insulin, cartridge and battery and this fits into my small Cath Kidston messenger bag.


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  8. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get that? I only managed to find a large wash bag in boots not very interesting very difficult to buy online when you cant judge sizes
     
  9. Julie1471

    Julie1471 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's an Elite Medical Isothermal Cool Bag for Diabetes Insulin I bought it on Amazon from Elite Medical bargains for £19.33, but think the price is well worth it , due to space it takes up, in my small messenger bag from CK I can fit this blood glucose wallet holding BG machine and blood ketone machine strips for both and blood glucose pricker plus alternate sight pricker and wallet . In that bag, with this.
     
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  10. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Julie1471 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Glad to help just search Elite Medical Bargains, and you will find it. They only have purple at £18.99, but when you find it, it has a 5* review from me J Norwood :).
     
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  12. K8tie_x

    K8tie_x Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I only carry my hypo treatments and a spare cannula around with me during the day if I'm close to home, I also always check that the cartridge has enough to last me and enough in it to fill a Cartridge and get it to body temp before it runs out.

    The rest of the supplies I keep in the big box that the pump came in and have a couple of boxes down the side of hat box too with the cannulas in. I have a small bag thing that I got from primark that I keep handy on the kitchen side with a spare pen, the needles, cannulas, tubing, cartridge and batteries handy incase I need to grab them in a rush (think my OCD husband would much rather these be in the cupboard too though lol :) )
     
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  13. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Get my pump tomorrow many emotions joy fear anticipation no chance of sleep tonight insulin next Monday the end of life as I've known it for 17yrs I am lucky enough that I have someone else who I met on a recent carb counting course getting their pump tomorrow also so atleast we are both going through the same things at the same time
     
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  14. Hooked

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    Snap! I bought one of those off ebay, it's brilliant. Blood testing stuff in one side, then everything spare for the pump in the other side. So handy.
     
  15. Hooked

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    Hope all is going well today.
     
  16. phil55494

    phil55494 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I know all those feelings Danaemac I have been like that this weekend as well - I've just started on a pump this morning.
    I hope it is all going well for you.
     
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  17. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope it's all you expect and more. Very exciting times indeed.

    A few more months for me yet, pump selection day today, I think I'll go for the Cellnovo
     
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  18. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well home connected with the saline in not all that bad and a bag full of stuff including homework for Monday set change Friday watch this space :) got a black animas vibe
     
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    That's good ! Do you always go on saline first ? So what sort of things do you have to learn for Monday ?


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  20. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely the coolest!
     
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