kirsty j
By kirsty j Latest Reply 2012-11-03 14:47:20 -0500
Started 2012-10-18 07:07:17 -0500

I have been diabetic since I was 5 I'm now 13 so been diabetic a long time I keep thinking if I should get a pump as the doctor has talked about it with me if u have a pump do people bully you etc and when the pump is in is it sore

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FriendlyGuy 2012-11-03 14:47:20 -0500 Report

Try to talk with your parents about if you plan to take a pump or not. One pro is to stabilize your blood sugar very well..One con is that pump could run out of insulins. Ask your doctor about pros and cons of using a pump honestly. Your doctor must advise you and your parents HONESTLY. Pump is not for everyone. Hope it helps you. Oh, ignore people who bully you if you plan to have a pump (please talk with your principle/teachers if you plan to have a pump). Good luck!

Harlen 2012-10-18 18:46:46 -0500 Report

I love my pump and no one will even know you have one unless you tell them what it is ,The pod would be your best bet .Check it out .
Best wishes

MAYS 2012-10-18 08:47:27 -0500 Report

Welcome to the family!

People bully other people out of ignorance, they will find some reason to provoke their bullinness it doesn't matter if you are diabetic, tall, short, fat, skinny or whatever.
Be proud of who you are, never let anyone take your faith and confidence in yourself away from you!

Ignorance is just ignorant!


Wearing a pump doesn't hurt, just like the pinch you receive when you receive a needle, or inject yourself with an insulin injection, you will experience a pinch when you insert the infusion device into your skin, take a look at these videos:


Following the instructions that come with your pump, and being observant about your infusion site and the surrounding area should insure that you have minor problems, if any with your new insulin pump.



If you have any questions, consult your doctor(s) and once again, "Welcome" to the family!


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