By Anonymous Latest Reply 2011-04-11 19:56:36 -0500
Started 2011-04-02 17:18:22 -0500

Im getting my pump in april i cant wait

16 replies

Anonymous 2011-04-07 18:55:15 -0500 Report

I am gone from here already. Is there a site to post and get help with out criticisms on how you try to explain stuff ? Sorry I am not the best at expressing myself or a great speller or what ever a persons problem is with me, I came here actually looking for help on other issues but decided to try to help someone else and/or make friends but not even 5 minutes I am here and I get flack. So bye I will just deal with my problems on my own I guess. Back to being in such pain with no help that I want to die. So much for trying to find support.

jayabee52 2011-04-07 19:24:50 -0500 Report

please give us another chance. Nobody deserves to be put down. Most of the people here are very helpful and are downright forgiving of peoples spelling or expressing onesself.

I've been where I wanted to die too. But glad that during that time when I felt like that I didn't carry out my plan.

Please post a discussion with your questions/issues, and I expect that many will come and give you answers, support and encouragement.

Please try again


PS: After thinking about it, and the placement of this posting, I am afraid I may be the offending party.

I sincerely didn't mean to offend. I just didn't understand. If it was as I fear, my off handed remarks which offended you, I ask for your forgiveness, please?

I am so sorry.

GabbyPA 2011-04-07 19:09:05 -0500 Report

I am sorry that someone seemed to have given you flack. We don't normally do things like that and perhaps the person that made you feel so bad was having a bad day themselves.

We are generally a very strong group of support and do so because so many of us understand where others are coming from. If you could send me a note with the posts that upset you, we can look into it and try to mend things for you.

roshy 2011-04-07 08:29:49 -0500 Report

im delighted for you!! i applied for a pump last year and the time is getting closer now when it will eventualy arrive in the post!!! i opted for the acu chek spirit combo! there are only three available in Ireland and this one is the only one which uses blu tooth to transferr directions etc!! i had to attend a carb counting class hand habve not attended a class where you learn how to use the pump yet!! i am anxious to see how i will react to having the pump constantly attached but sure thats not going to stop me!!
Ive never been more motivated to taking care of my diabetes until the doctor approved me for a pump so my Hba1c has dropped from 14 to 8.4 over the period of 5 months!! which im pretty proud of, i still have a long way to go until its in a safe range but i feel like in time it is achieveable!!

Best of luck with your new pump and please let us know how you are doing!!!

GabbyPA 2011-04-03 16:40:47 -0500 Report

That is fantastic. What kind of pump are you getting and how are they training you to use it?

kalie101 2011-04-05 08:27:53 -0500 Report

Im going to classes and im not sure wat kind yet

julie33 2011-04-07 19:31:20 -0500 Report

That was the question I asked. I had have problems with one company but loved another. I find it so much easier for control with the pump and it's much easier when taking insulin in public places.
Good Luck you will love it

julie33 2011-04-07 19:35:14 -0500 Report

I kept it short so there were no issues, I have been out of school awhile maybe I need to go back and take a writing course or something to please everyone. I am also sick all the time and it's making me a bit crazy. I am totally not myself lately mentally and physically. I hate it. I am never usually sensitive but lately I am at my wits end with a lot and have been rather "whining" I just want to feel better again. All that being said do you know of any discussions that are about constant pain all over and no help from the dr. New to the site and not really sure how to search things here. ??? Any help would be much appreciated
If you have any questions about pump companies send me a private message and i can try to help.

GabbyPA 2011-04-07 19:45:32 -0500 Report

Hey Julie,
One way you can search is in the box on the upper right of each page. Type in there some key words and see what comes up.

At the top of the site, you will also find a tab "Visit other communities" There is one for Chronic Pain there. Maybe there will be more specific help for you in those?

My hubby is under a pain management doctor and it has been a love hate relationship. He is the only one in town, so he kind of knows that and treats people more like a number. After this last surgery, we actually had time to talk to him more and feel much better about his care. Sometimes it takes a little work and even some insisting of things. We pushed to get things done.

It really stinks when we are feeling out of sorts because then everything gets blown out of proportion and we can't see the forest for the trees. I hope these links help you out.

mandymb 2011-04-06 11:29:39 -0500 Report

I got my pump about 6yrs ago and I love it!!! But be careful…because of the freedom you will have with food, you could gain weight!!! I did!!

GabbyPA 2011-04-05 08:36:52 -0500 Report

That is great. You will have to share with us how the classes go and what you learned. There are so many people who would love to have a little insight into the process. Good luck!! You will do great.