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Pump and Airport Security

For years, I have requested a "search" to avoid walking through the body mage machine with my pump--Medtronic says no, so I don't. I dawned…

Started by Spock

35 Mar 14
Reply by Anne

Medtronc paradigm pump infusion set problems

Hi Guys I have been on the Medtronic paradigm pump for about 9months and has stabilized my reading alot, unfortunatelly I have been having…

Started by Neil

3 Mar 14
Reply by Stemwinder (Gary)

18 year old son...soon to be a new pump user....any suggestions? feedback?

Started by Elizabeth

2 Mar 14
Reply by Elizabeth

Weight-loss On Pump

Ok I've been a Type1 for almost 25 years now and pumping over a year with a Paradigm722. I have gained weight since starting the pump and I…

Started by Drexxy

36 Mar 13
Reply by JohnG

Omnipod Settings: Different bolus settings for each meal

My doctor suggested me different bolus settings for each meal. For instance he suggested for breakfast I should use 1 unit for every 6 gram…

Started by walkingonthemoon

9 Mar 11
Reply by Dave

When do you change the time on your pump?

Well, here we go (in the US, anyway) with another shift of the clock. This is the hard one when we lose an hour. I wish we could just adjus…

Started by Terry

20 Mar 10
Reply by Spock

How complex are the basal settings on your pump?

I often think, if I could whip up the perfect basal schedule, what would it look like? Has anyone gotten scientific with their basal settin…

Started by Gluke Skywalker

15 Mar 9
Reply by Benjamin McLaughlin

Issues with pump sites..

This one is kind of gross. I changed my site one afternoon. When I went to bed my BS was 122. I woke up @ 198 and then climbed until about…

Started by ebeauchea

15 Mar 8
Reply by Dave

Skin Barrier needed because I use Mastisol

I require to use mastisol spray - a strong adhesive spray in the spring and summer in order to keep any infusion set on my body. With the u…

Started by jaystewie101

3 Mar 5
Reply by Timothy

My Brother wants a pump!

My brother is 13 and has had Type 1 for nearly 7 years. He has just been offered the chance to have an instant pump start, something he has…

Started by Smartie

19 Mar 3
Reply by artwoman




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