Off my pump for a while.

By KG66 Latest Reply 2014-03-03 14:23:10 -0600
Started 2014-02-28 13:38:09 -0600

So my numbers weren't great, pump supplies were expensive and the scaring on my stomach wasn't good. So I said "forget it" and went off the pump. Been off for about 4 or 5 days now. So far it isn't that bad. I feel a lot more confident not wearing my pump and feel more in control. Had anyone else ever felt like coming off the pump? I was thinking about it for quite a while then decided to just go ahead and do it!

8 replies

MarkS 2014-03-03 14:23:10 -0600 Report

Well, tell me what your A1c is the next time you are tested. As for always being either high or low regarding blood sugars when on the pump, it sounds like either your basal rates were not calculated properly or your carb to insulin ratio was off. Personally, I have been on the pump for about 14 years and would not even consider being without my pump.

mjhorgan 2014-03-02 17:10:48 -0600 Report

I come off the pump every summer. I lie the break of having this thing attached to me 24/7, I like the break in the cost, and I get lazy if I stay on the pump to long. I go back on the pump in the fall and use it all winter. I think a loong pump holiday every now and then is good. Being off the pump just take more attention but it is doable.

bruinsgirl978 2014-03-01 20:33:30 -0600 Report

I came off my pump over a week ago. Same reasons. My numbers are much better and I am getting back on track. I am also feeling more confident too. I do have my moments where I wonder if I did the right thing. I think so but time will tell. My blood sugars are doing pretty good now so I think that insulin pens may be the right thing for me.

GabbyPA 2014-03-01 15:21:50 -0600 Report

Are your numbers better off the pump? I have heard they are so much better than manually doing it. I am curious.

KG66 2014-03-02 16:10:48 -0600 Report

So far my numbers are pretty darn good! :P With the pump they were either constantly low are constantly high… It's not for everyone I guess. Who knows maybe one day I will go back to my pump

GabbyPA 2014-03-03 09:44:07 -0600 Report

That is what's important. If you like how you are doing it, then that is the right way for you.

KBLegg 2014-03-01 14:30:24 -0600 Report

I have been on/off the the Omnipod for a little over two years — Medicare won't cover it, so my monthly cost is a minimum of $300. (Prior time, had insurance coverage.) Most days, I think it is time for me break free of the pump, and return to injections.