the pump

By roger Latest Reply 2009-02-08 23:12:52 -0600
Started 2009-01-31 11:38:08 -0600

#1 who haa one
#2 for how long
#3 do you like it
#4 what kind is it
#5 what spots do you put it
#6 have you ever taken a pump vacation
#7 if yes what did you learn from it

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15 replies

2009-02-08 23:12:52 -0600 Report

#1 who has one- Me
#2 for how long- 3 years,
#3 do you like it- Love it
#4 what kind is it- Paradigm 722
#5 what spots do you put it- Midsection area
#6 have you ever taken a pump vacation- Nope
#7 if yes what did you learn from it

Anngelia 2009-02-04 16:04:38 -0600 Report

#1 who has one - I do :-)
#2 for how long - 10 years
#3 do you like it - cant imagine life without it.
#4 what kind is it - I now use the Animas 2020
#5 what spots do you put it I keep mine in my bra
#6 have you ever taken a pump vacation - NO dont need one. They will have to pry mine out of my cold dead fingers.

I think a pump is God's gift to a diabetic. It just makes life so much more simple.

Richard157 2009-02-04 12:39:17 -0600 Report

I have been pumping with the Minimed 522 for 20 months. I have the best control I have ever had during my 63 years of diabetes. I have never taken a pump vacation. I don't know why anyone would want to quit unless they never learned how to operate their pump properly and were having too many highs/lows. I use a thick cloth case with a belt loop on back for my pump during the day and a clip that holds it to the elastic om my pajamas at night. I rotate sites every few weeks to avoid scar tissue. Scar tissue causes poor absorption and, sometimes, "No Delivery" alarms on the pump. My pump communicates with Minimed's CGMS system. I used the CGMS for one week on a trial basis. It was a loaner from my endo. Good luck with your pumping!


shannonlynn 2009-02-04 11:05:05 -0600 Report

I do not take insulin, bt I imagine if I ever have to this would be good for me instead of taking shots. I am scared of needles they hurt.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-02-02 15:25:08 -0600 Report

My son has a pump.

He's had it for about 4 or 5 years now.

He very much enjoys the freedom and convenience.

It's the Deltec Cozmo.

He places the infusion sets on his abdomen and his thighs.

No vacations.

roger 2009-02-02 15:58:54 -0600 Report

does his have the key chain flob like the minimed does for another person to input info with out having to take out the pump?

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-02-03 09:26:10 -0600 Report

No. He's 16 years old so he handles almost all the pump settings and inputs.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-02-04 10:17:54 -0600 Report

I'm not really certain. It does have the capability to communicate with my son's meter. So I would guess it could use the same technology to communicate with a CGMS.

roger 2009-02-01 08:42:48 -0600 Report

do you use the(iv3ooo 1 hand) to cover your (CGMS) if so do you get them from minimed they are mega $$$$ but i found them at my hospital pharmacy for half the price

roger 2009-01-31 11:45:59 -0600 Report

#1 i have one #2 i am on my 5th year #3 i would not trade it for any thing #4 it is a minimed 722 #5 i put it on my t shirt up at my neck on one side or the other in the day time and at night i use alastic from some under pants around my mid sec #6 yes i hav takin a pump vaca and learned i feel like sh- without it # 7 not a good thing to do took me days to get # back in check bottom line i love my pump

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