Insulin Pumps and Type 2 diabetes

By Type1Lou Latest Reply 2014-07-03 21:56:14 -0500
Started 2014-07-03 07:42:13 -0500

If you are a Type 2 using insulin, a pump can improve your control…here's a link to a recent study

I'm a Type 1 and although have had diabetes for 38 years, only started pumping in 2011. I hope I never have to go back to MDI. I love the flexibility and control my pump gives me.

6 replies

neverlowbg 2014-07-03 21:56:14 -0500 Report

I love my pump since I've been on it my diabetes complications have gone away I feel better my a1c has dropped over a point and I have freedom again eat when hungry or skip a meal no problem no time schedule to follow for shots to be usefull I love it now all I worry about ( not really hadn't happened yet) is going low but pump works to prevent that but if I did I get to have treat I don't normally have sugar of some kind sofa whatever but I've been on pump for three months and no lows so I'm good was worried at first with pump but got used to it quickly and now they will have to pry my pump from my cold dead hands did I say I love my pump.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-07-03 21:37:06 -0500 Report

I'm type 2 but metformin , diet and exercise only. I hope I never have to take insulin. But I do like to stay up on whats available just in case. Thanks for the info.

mustangpeg 2014-07-03 18:35:31 -0500 Report

Good to hear that you are happy with the pump. I will be going on pump in about 2 months and am really excited to not have to inject 5 shots a day and hopefully have better control.

Jeff82 2014-07-03 09:27:29 -0500 Report

Lou, I was diagnosed at nine months old, and for 29 years I did injections. I started using my pump two years ago, and like you would not ever want to go back to injections again.
For 31 and 38 years respectively we found what works for us in our insulin pumps, I hope others can find their solutions too. (It took me a very long time to be open-minded to try an insulin pump, it was the best thing in the end that I did)

Type1Lou 2014-07-03 09:33:37 -0500 Report

Hi Jeff! I wasn't diagnosed until age 27 and MDI worked quite well for a long time. I resisted pumping for years because I didn't want to be connected to something 24/7. I'm now kicking myself for having waited so long. I love being able to turn down or turn off the basal when it's necessary (exercise) or turn it up to counteract higher than desired BG's. Pumping demands commitment and adjusting but I've found the results well worth it.

Glucerna 2014-07-03 16:36:42 -0500 Report

That's really the key isn't it - to find ways to get the results you want that fit into your lifestyle. Being willing to try something new gives you more options, and most of us love having options. ~Lynn @Glucerna

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