Insulin pump

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-06-07 20:31:53 -0500
Started 2013-06-02 08:35:26 -0500

Is anyone one insulin pump in this group ?

10 replies

Gemi22 2013-06-05 20:27:02 -0500 Report

I've been the Insulin Pump Therapy for the last 4 years . I did start with1 shot before my breakfast and 1 before supper.

Anonymous 2013-06-05 20:20:42 -0500 Report

Yes me, started 4yrs. ago…Was previously on 1 injection before beakfast,and 1 before supper daily.

pigfeednascar 2013-06-04 18:08:42 -0500 Report

The pump gives me more flexibility with the way I control my diabetes. In the past, when using insulin injections, I needed to eat at a set time of day and take my shots at a specific time of day. With the pump, I don't have to do that. An example of this would be a group of my friends are going out to eat tonight for supper. Usually I take my insulin at five and then eat my meal. With the pump, I can delay taking my insulin until seven when we are out at the restaurant. If you have any questions, don't hesitate in asking.

pigfeednascar 2013-06-04 17:58:46 -0500 Report

I have been on a pump twice. The first time I was on a pump was for approximately ten years. I had to stop using the pump due to the fact I didn't have any insurance and I couldn't afford the high out of pocket expense. I have been back on the pump now for ten years. I use the Medtronic Mini ed Paradigm insulin pump. The insulin pump gives you more flexibility i

JessTheMess 2013-06-04 01:20:27 -0500 Report

I have had a pump for 10 years now and they have come a ways with them:) I have a one touch ping and I love it! I can't wait till they ce out with the new pump that has the CGM already in it. I carry my pump in my bra, sorry to be so blunt, but I tend not to have trouble with it falling out of my pockets or getting the cord caught on doors etc. and it's not noticeable I can bolus with my meter so I don't even have to take it out in the middle if a dinner:) best wishes

yetzul 2013-06-03 18:46:13 -0500 Report

I'm on one touch ping. It's a love hate relationship. I love not having to inject everytime I eat and I sometimes forget I have it on, but every ones in a while I remember. Especially if I want to wear a dress or when it falls accidentally. It's worth it though

Type1Lou 2013-06-02 18:16:19 -0500 Report

I've been on the Medtronic Minimed pump for nearly 2 years now and kicking myself for not starting to use one sooner (diagnosed Type 1 in 1976). There's an adjustment period to get your settings tailored for your metabolism and you'll need to work closely with your doctor. You'll wind up testing more often and counting carbs in everything you eat. It's not a free ride but if you're willing to do the work, it gives greater control and I find it has made my life better.