Insulin pump

By BroadwayGirl Latest Reply 2013-07-22 21:43:02 -0500
Started 2013-07-21 22:36:14 -0500

For those of you who have one or have seen one, i was really looking closely at mine the other day, and for some reason I couldn't help but think that an insulin pump is almost like a very small, less painful, IV (like you get at the hospital). An I the only one who thinks that?

4 replies

SadieMae08 2013-07-22 09:21:23 -0500 Report

If an insulin pump is like a 24-Hour IV then I NEVER want one! I have had type one diabetes for ten years and have never even considered the pump.. The doctor (endochronologist) says it might be a smarter, healthier, easier lifestyle for me and help get my A1C down from 12.5%.. Soon ill be at he point where a pump won't even be an option because I let myself get so unhealthy. I'm 21 years old, never had a diabetic support group, I weigh 100 pounds and I look and feel unhealthy. I joined this app for help and advice, maybe to even get the motivation to start taking care of my diabetes, so thank you for the great input on the pump!

Angie Type 1
Angie Type 1 2013-07-22 21:43:02 -0500 Report

It's never too late to get into control and feel better. Even though you are attached 24 hours a day you can disconnect to shower and other things. It is just very convenient when you decide to eat small portions like I do throughout the day. I could never gain weight on needles because with Lantus and Fast Acting Humalog I had to inject every time I ate carbs which made my life miserable and I was always hungry. Now I'm not and the flexibility to eat whenever I want to is so nice. Not only that there are temp basal settings you can adjust when you are sick that give you extra insulin throughout the day or even for a few hours.

BroadwayGirl 2013-07-22 14:07:14 -0500 Report

Oh, it doesn't hurt like one or anything. I think it is great and it has made me so much healthier!! Te only reason I say it's like an IV because I was really looking at it and it's a small(smaller than an iPhone!!) device with a tube attached at you. It just looks like one to me, although the spot where it goes into your skin looks nothing like one!

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