Hello Everyone! I am new here and feel blessed to have found this site with such an abundance of information and support. I am a type one diabetic on an insulin pump but I don't know that I want to pump anymore. I had much better control on Novolog and Lantus shots. Since going on the pump one year ago this week my A1c had progressively increased. I think my A1c was somewhere in the 8s this time last year and at my last check-up it was 9.1…ugh. I am wondering what you all think about me asking my doctor if I could go back on shots. The pump seems to be a success for most people but its just not working for me…I seem to always be the exception to the rule…lol. Also I have horrible itching and minor swelling at my infusion sites and it drives me crazy. Once I remove my infusion set I can't help but scratch it. And recently got a small infection where my infusion site was (its better now). I just do not care much for the pump. I actually am using double the insulin on the pump than I was on shots. My doctor told me I would more than likely use less (once again…the exception to the rule). Since being on the pump I have went from 146 pounds to 182! The thing is always falling off me and the line is always getting caught in stuff. Should I ask my doctor about going back on shots? Thanks so much for everyone's support. You all have been a great help to me so far.
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