By rellypoo Latest Reply 2011-11-17 12:35:58 -0600
Started 2011-11-17 00:33:02 -0600

hello everybody I was wondering if the insulin pump is just for type 1 diabetes or can type 2 get one as well. I am insulin dependant and on 50 units night and 40 units morning. I am an Aussie so excuse the naivety. Ha ha

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ShellyLargent 2011-11-17 12:35:58 -0600 Report

Yes, T2's can go on pumps. I had one for a while, but I lost my health insurance and I could no longer afford the supplies for it out of pocket. I have insurance now, but their belief is that T2's really don't need pumps, even though I take insulin several times a day now. It's an uphill battle everyday with them, but I'm willing to fight for it!

jayabee52 2011-11-17 00:57:39 -0600 Report

You being naiive is fun, Narelle. At least it was in our discussion about Buffalo wings! LoL!

Yes if I remember correctly there are several T2s who are "pumpers".

We considered Jem for a pump briefly when I first started coming to DC about 3 years ago. She was T2 when she was alive, and no body said that she couldn't have it because she was T2.

When we looked at all that was necessary to operate the pump we decided that her blindness exempted her from using the pump. I couldn't be with her 24/7, and so it was deemed too risky for her.

Blessings to you and yours


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