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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. CapnGrumpy

    CapnGrumpy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I shall be at my first official pump clinic appointment the same day. Got the letter this morning.
     
  2. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ROFL!
    :nailbiting:
     
  3. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Excellent, we can compare notes Matt lol
     
  4. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Type1Bri happy birthday for tomorrow, and I hope your pump start goes swimmingly!

    And @CapnGrumpy I hope your appointment goes swimmingly too!

    :happy: :happy:
     
  5. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh nice one thanks for remembering, excited now
     
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  6. CapnGrumpy

    CapnGrumpy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  7. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You busy testing your pump on birthday cake, @Type1Bri ?

    ;)
     
  8. Adeydee95

    Adeydee95 Type 1 · Member

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    Can I ask how you managed to get on to a pump? I've been trying to get my doctors to discuss it with me as I think it would help and they never do
     
  9. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Is your clinic pump friendly..? Have others got one that you know about....?

    Are they unwilling to discuss your issues or do they just say we will look in to it....?

    If you meet one or more of the criteria you should be able to discuss it at least.....if its just because you want one you might have a fight on your hands....
     
  10. Adeydee95

    Adeydee95 Type 1 · Member

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    I know a few kids that have gotten 1, they just keeping telling me that they will discuss it at next appointment and nothing comes of it, according to them I do meet the nice criteria of getting one
     
  11. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think the buck stops with consultant, is that who you are talking to?

    I think you really need to stand your ground....at the very least to be considered....

    What issues are you experiencing?...
     
  12. Adeydee95

    Adeydee95 Type 1 · Member

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    Yeah speaking to the consultant and my diabetic nurse, whenever I bring it up they change the subjet
     
  13. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like they have limited supply, but it's not the end of the road......

    Have you checked out the INPUT website....I never had to use it but I think it has helped a lot of people get access to the pump....
     
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  14. Adeydee95

    Adeydee95 Type 1 · Member

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    Yeah it just gives you the steps on who to talk to, I'm talking to the right people but they just don't seem to be doing anything
     
  15. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Keep putting your point across at every opportunity, took me 3 consultant appointments to be put forward
     
  16. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How many consultants are there.. ?...can you ask to see a different one......
     
  17. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have not seen the same consultant twice in the past 2 years!! At my clinic our consultant is on a sabbatical so locums are working there
     
  18. Adeydee95

    Adeydee95 Type 1 · Member

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    I think there might be but I've been with this one for 6 years
     
  19. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  20. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for checking in, all going great so far, hope it stays this way. My basal needs to lower ever so slightly but am letting it settle in for a bit before making any changes.
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