Insulin Pump experience

By BonniYoung Latest Reply 2014-08-06 15:53:47 -0500
Started 2014-07-28 21:31:05 -0500

Hello everyone! I just wanted to discuss the insulin pump a little bit and my personal experience with it. I've been a diabetic for about 8 years now, and I've always done shots up until 8 months ago. Let me tell you, that was the best decision I've EVER made. The insulin pump has helped me feel independent and normal! Plus my A1C is the best it's ever been. I am so much happier and healthier on the pump. (I have the t-slim) So if anyone is contemplating getting an insulin pump, I think you should do it! I spent a year contemplating it and I always wish I would have done it sooner.

I hope this helps someone out there.

P.S this is all a personal opinion! I understand that there are some people who like shots better. :)

3 replies

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-08-06 15:53:47 -0500 Report

I took years to finally get a pump, and got a T slim as well almost a year ago. Best numbers I've ever had and the best I've felt in years.

KCsHubby 2014-07-29 18:52:46 -0500 Report

Congratulations on the pump. I did injections for a year and couldn't wait to get a pump. I've been a pumper for 14 years now and have never regretted it. We are all different and to those who prefer to give themselves shots, if that works then stick with it. But for anyone who thinks a pump would be for them, I say go for it.

jayabee52 2014-07-28 22:33:16 -0500 Report

Howdy Bonni
I am glad the pump is working for you! Your "I wish I would have done it sooner" is a common theme among pumpers.

I am another breed of cat entirely as I manage my T2 without. diabetes meds at all. And I like what I do to manage my BG (blood glucose) levels. I had been on Met for a few yrs, and then on twice daily injections of NPH insulin. But I discovered quite by accident that I could manage my BG levels by what I ate.

I have been doing it this was for 3+ yrs. The main thing is that we each use what we need to manage our Diabetes Mellitus.

Praying your good experience continues with your pump