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Sue Farris
By Sue Farris Latest Reply 2010-06-30 23:12:07 -0500
Started 2010-06-11 21:38:11 -0500

I'am getting a insulin pump after 39 years of type 1 diabetes, I am so excited. I have lost 37 pounds counting carbs.

7 replies

Shellyelaine 2010-06-15 18:48:39 -0500 Report

Congrats on your new pump! Your story sounds like mine. 30 years being type 1 and then getting a pump. Now I say to myself why did I wait so long. I am amazed how much control my BS is in now than it was before. I love the pump and you will too!

monkeymama 2010-06-14 20:54:05 -0500 Report

Congratulations Sue! Welcome to being a newbie pumper. I am a type 2 and have been pumping insulin now for over 2 years now. Once you start, you will never want to turn back.

07nitro 2010-06-30 23:12:07 -0500 Report

i go to my endocronoligist in August and am very interested in pump, is it even more convient then the pens?

Elrond 2010-06-12 00:10:19 -0500 Report

That's great, Sue. I just got mine a few weeks ago and I love it. Unlike you, though, I'm actually trying to GAIN weight and that's more difficult. I'm 6' 0" and weighed in today at 152.2 pounds. But unlike most people, diabetics can't just pile on the carbs. Back to the pump, you will find yourself much more free. Sleeping with it will be tricky at first but I ordered an elastic 'belt' with a velcro pouch for the pump. They're available on or Medtronics also has a similar product. One thing I love is the fact that I haven't used an insulin syringe in more than a month. I'm testing even more frequently than before but it's a trade-off. You change infusion sites every 2 to 3 days but it's surprisingly less painful than an injection. If your pump is like mine, your meter will wirelessly send the test results to the pump. You tell the pump how many carbs you plan to eat, if any, and the pump will calculate the necessary dose of insulin down to 1/10 unit. You get the opportunity to approve or override the dose. If you approve, the pump administers the dose then reminds you to retest in 2 hours. It's not nearly as good as a cure for diabetes but it makes living with diabetes much easier.

MAYS 2010-06-11 21:43:41 -0500 Report

That's wonderful news !
Keep up the good work and enjoy the freedom of your new insulin pump.