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Why do I want to be on a pump anyway

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Type1Bri, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Only a few days now until I go live on the Medtronic 640g and I am really looking forward to it now. So many type zeros have asked me why do you want to be on a pump if injections are working for me. In truth injections are ok but will not cure my DP or constant hypo issues.
    https://type1bri.com/insulin-pump-want-one
     
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  2. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Type1Bri . An early Xmas present and we're still in October.
    Hope, as I'm sure it will, all go brilliantly for you.
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Superb piece, @Type1Bri !

    On Wednesday I will have been pumping for a year (one year out of 30 and a half with type 1). I went onto a pump because of my quality of life being massively affected by my unreasonable micromanagement causing so many hypos - many per day - and I just had no capacity to be doing anything non-diabetes-management-related with my life!

    I still have issues with my numbers and the way I feel about them, but this pumping lark is just so, so much further beyond I could ever have seen getting without it.

    My pump has - and will continue to - changed my life immeasurably for the better.

    Hope it goes well for you - happy pumping!

    :happy::happy::happy:
     
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  4. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that, Xmas defo come early this year
     
  5. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, glad you liked my blog.
    Happy pump birthday for Wednesday, can't wait till Thursday now
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    Yay !! @Type1Bri
    pump has been a game changer for me too !!
    HbA1c is up slightly over this past year ( from 6.1 to 6.6% ) but the reduction in hypos and severity of hypos has been astounding.
     
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  7. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply, always interested in others experience
     
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  8. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @himtoo ditto re HbA1c!

    Mine was 44 pre pump, then 42 three months in, and 46 more recently. Was gutted..... UNTIL I realised that this was the sign that I was waiting for to show me that my hypo addiction had been kicked into touch.

    All GOOD!!!!!

    :happy::happy::happy:
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    got to agree, my A1C was 45 on pens but 10 month in up to 46 but think this is due to less hypos and DP being mended as best it can, I still have hypos don't get me wrong but I get signs earlier and normaly catch them in high 3's or realy high 2's which sounds scary but seeing as I was going 1.3and as low as 1.1 when working this is a big step in a short time

    Good luck and I hope you do great on the pump :)
     
  10. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just had a call from DSN. Pump start delayed till 9th November
     
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  11. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Awwww @Type1Bri - so sorry to hear about the delay - BUT do remember that it will be worth the wait!

    And that means your pump will be a Scorpio rather than a Libra! (Not that I know anything about astrology, 's just that I'm a Scorpio, so in my opinion your pump will be just fabulous based purely on its start date. So there.)

    *clutches at straws in the hope of cheering up @Type1Bri a little*

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's my birthday as well so it's going to be a great present worth waiting for
     
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  13. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    AHA! Two days after mine!

    Ever done the maths? Count back 40-ish weeks....

    *cringes*
     
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    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ewwweeeee
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I KNOW.....! Since I found THAT little gem out, well, I've seen my parents in a new light........

    :facepalm:
     
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    Type1Lad Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Goodluck on your pump journey you sure will get better management.
     
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    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean, things are never going to be the same again, randy rascals!!
     
  18. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheers David, can't wait to get going now. Annoying that date got put back as my levels are really good atm and would have been an ideal time to start, hopefully they stay good for next 3 weeks
     
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    Type1Lad Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is annoying when they change the date, but you are strong and I know you will work hard to get the pump right for you, I'm excited and can't wait for more updates on your pump journey make sure to name the pump :)
     
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    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I am determined to get this pumping thing nailed by Xmas
    Will be blogging about it all along the way,
     
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