The pump

Rebecca Dawn
By Rebecca Dawn Latest Reply 2011-06-05 18:03:16 -0500
Started 2011-06-04 22:53:21 -0500

I been struggling with my shots i take them in my stomach it's just so brused it just hurts i tryed smaller needles and the pens. And I also trying them other places to but my sister has had the pump for four years and she loves it I'm scared to get it and not like it. I just want what is easy for me. Does anyone know what should I do?

3 replies

JoleneAL 2011-06-05 18:03:16 -0500 Report

What size needle are you using? When I first started insulin they gave me this really thick gauge needles that were long. I did research on BD and asked for a 30 gauge short needle that worked much better. The larger the gauge no., the thinner the needle.

realsis77 2011-06-05 11:08:25 -0500 Report

Hi have you ever tryed to inject in your outer thighs? This is where I choose to inject and I switch legs every day and I've had very little brusing and it is working out wonderfully for me! My stomache is waaay to tender and the thighs tolerate it much better! You can look it up online to show you the exact spots to use in the outer thighs. If you decide against the pump or have to wait for insurance approval, try out the thighs. Personally I don't think id want anything attatched to my stomache like that but lots of people love it! As for me I'm sticking with my shots for now. Do give it a try and see what you think of using your outer thigh.

Harlen 2011-06-05 09:24:36 -0500 Report

I love my pump
Do the pump school online at medtronic it's free and will help you to know the pump .Set up an appointment with an Endo and they may be able to lone you a pump to try ???? Mine did
You will love it .It makes your life so much better
Try it and if they dont have one call medtronic and they will lone you one
Best wishes