Saying Hello

By bri_b Latest Reply 2014-11-05 06:40:06 -0600
Started 2014-10-31 01:47:46 -0500

Hi there,

I'm Brianna. I'm 25 years old and have been Type 1 for 23 years. I'm currently pumping with the One Touch Ping. I am considering switching to the Medtronic Mini-med. I use a Dexcom CGM as well. I hope you're all doing well and hope I can make some connections on this website.

14 replies

Neily149 2014-11-05 06:40:06 -0600 Report


Welcome to the group. I am 32 and use a pump. I think this group is a great place for folks to touch base and get support from other diabetes.

Hope you can find the support you are looking for.


Sanderr 2014-11-05 02:39:53 -0600 Report

Hi, thanks for your messages! Been a pretty hectic week for me, in and out the hospital. My doctor also mentioned a pump, but since it's all so new to me I need to find a rhythm first by using injections. Went to see a dietitian yesterday, so I'm now trying to get a feel for counting carbs. Since I'm 6.5" I like to eat a lot so it's still a bit of a challenge haha. But will get there in the end! Take care!

robinsab 2014-11-03 19:10:40 -0600 Report

Bri—I do have that option but honestly don't use it. I know it's probably a great tool but I just haven't jumped on the wagon yet—I'm vey comfortable with my own monitoring but the cgm is aomethjbg I'm thinking about using in the near future

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-11-03 17:38:19 -0600 Report

I've been type 1 for 27 years and finally went to a pump a year ago. I got the Tslim and love it It's the only pump I've ever had, so I can't compare it to anything, but I'm glad I finally got one.

robinsab 2014-10-31 20:33:24 -0500 Report

Hi Brianna—I'm 33 and been type 1 for 31 years. I've had a Medtronic Minimed pump for 13 years and love it! I've not used any other pumps so I don't have a comparison but I'm a big fan of Minimed and what they provide. Hope to stay in touch and feel free to contact me with any questions.

bri_b 2014-11-02 21:15:34 -0600 Report

Hi robinsab
I have been pumping for 5 years and I'm ready for a change. Everyone Minimed user I have talked to likes it a lot. Do you have the pump with the CGM?

Sanderr 2014-10-31 06:26:23 -0500 Report

Hi there, I hope you are well. I have just been diagnosed with type 1 this week so I'm very new to this. I'm just learning to inject myself and monitor my BC levels. Hopefully this community can give me some guidance and tips :-) PS. I'm not from the states, but I didn't find similar communities yet for the Netherlands. Take care!

MissTrendShe 2014-11-02 16:01:17 -0600 Report

Hi Sanderr, I'm Julia. I'm 20 and have had type 1 diabetes since I was ten. I've been injecting myself with needles throughout that time, using an insulin pen. I've been offered pumps in the past and have looked into them as an alternative, but I have continued to find that they just aren't for me. It's whatever is right for the individual, whatever helps you manage and cope best. I promise you'll find your own rhythm to managing juvenile diabetes soon. Let me know how I can help you or if you have questions about my own experience. Best Wishes, Julia Rose

bri_b 2014-11-02 21:23:27 -0600 Report

Hi Sanderr
I have had diabetes for 23 years and I am still learning new things. My diet has been the most important thing in keeping my BG levels in check. Counting carbs is a good trick and it is easy to learn! I have found it difficult to find support groups in my area but this community seems like a good start.
Like Julia said it is all personal preference. I have only been pumping for 5 years but I prefer it to injections. I have found there is more freedom with a pump. I don't have to follow a strict schedule, which I like.

jayabee52 2014-10-31 10:34:41 -0500 Report

Howdy Sanderr
It is good that DC accepts members from all over the world, as long as the member can understand and write English.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask, because in my humble opinion the only stupid of foolish question is a HONEST question which is not asked!

God's best to you


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