Your preferences towards insulin pumps

jurabila
By jurabila Latest Reply 2015-01-28 07:31:11 -0600
Started 2015-01-27 17:19:22 -0600

I am an MBA student and also a wife and a mother of type 1.
I am writing a paper about insulin pumps currently available in the market and trying to identify what is important for consumers and what else could be improved for those who use those devices every day.
I would really appreciate if you could answer the questions! It would take less than 5 minutes and help to identify aspects that could improve our daily usage of the pumps.

Thank You very much and take care!

Press on the link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/inpump

Tags: pumps

6 replies

RebDee
RebDee 2015-01-28 06:28:57 -0600 Report

A funny story about insulin pumps: I went on a trip with a group of red hatters (www.redhatsociety.com) to a new red hat store. Because the store was not yet finished, we all had to try on the clothing in a large room with no partitions. One lady was voicing her complaints loudly and often until it got to me. I asked her, "what have you got that I don't?" And the smart ass whips out her insulin pump, and of course, I then whip out mine. Ha, she had nothing that I didn't have. And mine was purple (one of the red hat colors). We became great friends and laughed the rest of the day. When we went to check out, we were still giggling. The owner at the register, asked us what was funny. We told her and again whipped out our insulin pumps. And quick as lightning, she whips out hers (by a different company) which was red!!! We were all histerical with laughter. And by the way, I bought a new red hat that day.

RebDee
RebDee 2015-01-28 06:22:59 -0600 Report

I absolutely loved my insulin pump - the minimed one by Metronics. Granted it did make a bulge that was noticable so I started making a third boob betwen my two real ones and that seemed to do the trick.
However, I am glad that since bariatric surgery, I no longer have to use it.

jurabila
jurabila 2015-01-28 06:53:24 -0600 Report

I'm glad about that, and yes - funny story indeed..so great when people can see the good things in life and make fun of it..hope my son will get there eventually, now he's 12 and all life seems ruined for him just because of that pump..
Take care dear RebDee

RebDee
RebDee 2015-01-28 07:31:11 -0600 Report

Your son's life is not ruined by the pump. It is enhanced by the pump. So much better than having to give yourself shots. So much easier than having reactions from pills. So much better than just about anything for Diabetics. His life is not ruined by Diabetes. He will learn how to eat more healthy choices in foods, in sports, in play. He can carry the pump on his belt if you buy one of those carriers that fit the pump from Medtronics (if he has a Medtronics pump).
I tried everything before I got my pump and I wore it for over seven years.
Please tell your son to live his life as a unique person who has a problem with is blood sugar and must learn to cope with it while being the best that he can be.
He is not ruined, broken, or anything like that (and don't let him use those words). He is unique, smart, and able to cope with adversity. Good luck to him and to you. Keep your chin up and make him do the same.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-01-27 21:06:13 -0600 Report

Howdy Jurabilla
WELCOME to DC!

Insulin pumps available on the market should be easy to find. I have just queried Google and easily found 3 sites which compare the pumps currently on the market. 1) http://integrateddiabetes.com/insulin-pump-co...
2) http://www.diabetesnet.com/diabetes-technolog...
3) http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2014/Jan/insu...

However I am a T 2 and manage my diabetes by what I eat and don't eat, so any answers I would make to your surveymonkey would be meaningless.

God's best to you and yours

James