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wishy
By wishy Latest Reply 2013-08-24 00:26:36 -0500
Started 2013-07-16 23:13:51 -0500

I'm 20 and I've been a diabetic for a year now. They told me at first it was type two and I tried four different medicines the whole year I changed my diet and they still didn't work. I went to another doctor and she said it was a misdiagnose and it's type one. She keeps having to increase my insulin and said I may need to be on the pump. Any advice on whether the insulin pump or insulin pod is better? And also how to cope with having diabetes?

Tags: type 1/2

6 replies

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2013-07-18 07:38:52 -0500 Report

I have been a Type 1 for 37 years but only started using a pump 2 years ago because I resisted being connected to something 24/7. What a fool I was. I love pumping!…but I find it demands a good deal of effort and commitment if it is to be effective. I now test my BG (don't use a CGM) 6 to 8 times a day and have become adept at counting my carbs so I can input for the correct meal-time bolus calculated by my pump. I've gained better control and virtually eliminated the scary hypo episodes. I use a Metronic Minimed pump.

BroadwayGirl
BroadwayGirl 2013-07-17 22:44:31 -0500 Report

Well I don't know much about the pod but I have the pump and it is amazing! I recommend it. You change the site it connects to every three days(so one needle every three days compared to several everyday!)
It lowered the amount if sever lows I was having at night time. It really helps and it's really convenient when you're out to eat.(when I was out to eat I'd have to give myself a needle in the bathroom because everyone would stare otherwise and I feared they thought I was doing something, like drugs.)

wishy
wishy 2013-08-24 00:25:47 -0500 Report

Yea my problem right now is lows at night, and the random highs and lows. I am stuck going to the bathroom or hiding it under the table just to take a shot.

Rebelove
Rebelove 2013-07-17 09:20:32 -0500 Report

For coping with diabetes, you're come to the right place. Here you will find support, suggestions and answers to many of your questions. Since you have been diagnosed for only a year, possibly wrongly at that, there will be a lot to learn before the dust settles. My dad was diabetic for over 5 years before the pump was discussed. During that time he tried several types of insulin, and tested frequently. Be sure you are working with a doctor you feel confident in, ask questions and get answers, and don't be afraid to ask for a second opinion. The American Diabetic Association might be able to help with finding the right doctor in your area who specializes in diabetes. Remember, YOU have diabetes, but diabetes does NOT have YOU! Please keep me posted…you WILL get through this! :)

wishy
wishy 2013-08-24 00:23:24 -0500 Report

Thank you. I will remember that. My new endocrinologist told me I am 100% type 1 and it was misdiagnosed. She thinks that a pod or pump will be healthful. I'm really little so my problem of figuring out which to get is because of the needle sizes and how much they will hurt.

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