The Pills or Pump?

By T_Bowman Latest Reply 2009-09-20 20:11:59 -0500
Started 2009-09-20 10:47:11 -0500

I am on metformin 2000mg a day and it is not working. I am think of going to the pump , snd not doing needles I was wondering what is best to do

6 replies

kdroberts 2009-09-20 20:11:59 -0500 Report

You can't really make that kind of call because they are so different treatments. Is insulin going to help in your situation? Why do you say the metformin isn't working? Can you even get approved for a pump? Is a jump to insulin a smart move or would other treatments be better? Plus many other questions.

Harlen 2009-09-20 13:50:08 -0500 Report

I did the pills and the shots now on the pump The pump is way the best, my Bs is in good controle 77 to 105 weeeeeee
But theres a lot of work in getting the pump got to now how to do the carbs V ins and keeping track of all the intake Its a job but O so worth it good luck

2catty 2009-09-20 14:10:05 -0500 Report

I am on the pump. And they added glucovance which has metformin in it for the insulin resistance. That to me is what metformin is good for. But is does not work alone for me. I need that constant flow of insulin. I actually use U500 insulin from humulin. I run that in my pump.

Alicia039 2009-09-20 18:43:52 -0500 Report

Metformin didn't work for me. I now take actos and glyburide twice a day and so far that is working great. I'm sorry the Metformin isn't working.

hbkunkel 2009-09-20 11:33:14 -0500 Report

I am on the same dosage of metformin as you and also now on isulin injections 4 times a day. I have consulted my doctor about the pump but he advised to wait (I don't know why). I have an appointment this week and will check again about the pump but the Injections aren't as bad as I thought they would be.

alanbossman 2009-09-20 12:34:17 -0500 Report

I also take the same amount of metformin,and 25 units of lantus. If you use a pen inject system it is a lot less painful

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