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First A1C After Starting Pump!

Just got the word back from my doc, my A1C is 6.6. To some that might sound high, to some that might sound ok, to me that sounds fantastic.…

Started by ITDiabetic

11 Jul 21
Reply by Trevs

Supplies Overseas

I know some of you live outside the U.S. and are American citizens. How do you get supplies and prescriptions? I am checking our healthcare…

Started by Spock

5 Jul 18
Reply by Mari

Any advice on putting pump on homeowners insurance (against loss or theft) ?

Just checked with my homeowners insurance carrier. They list insulin pumps with hearing aids (which are frequently lost) and the rates seem…

Started by barryb

2 Jul 11
Reply by smitty124

Testing Out New Food/Drinks

I am wondering if you are trying a new meal/food, or drink with alcohol, what is the process you use to figure out how to bolus it for in t…

Started by ITDiabetic

7 Jul 10
Reply by B

Having rollercoaster issues on pump

I have been on a pump since....forever? It's been at least 10 years. Been doing great. Got the new Enlite pump and sensor gear about 6 mont…

Started by MDonellC

11 Jul 1
Reply by jm

ACA Insurance Coverage: From Syringes to Pump

I am a 29 year old T1 diabetic. For a long time I have been uninsured and had been injecting with syringes and vials since it was the cheap…

Started by DFresh

3 Jul 1
Reply by mlebois

football practice???

I am a pump user and have a friend whose son is getting a pump soon. He is also a football player. Is there anyone who has/knows a pump usi…

Started by Sandy Miller

10 Jun 30
Reply by Trevs

An American insurance lament or the battle of the working poor.

About me: I'm a 49 year old male who has been type 1 diabetic for a little over 30 years. I've seen treatment change over the years. Curren…

Started by Rafael

10 Jun 30
Reply by Rafael

T:Slim and air bubbles

Hello T:slimmers! I've been using the T:Slim for about 4 months now, and really like it, with the exception of the bubbles that appear when…

Started by Rodger

4 Jun 30
Reply by Rodger

methods of wearing a pump with a dress/skirt

i try clipping it onto the top of my skirt and putting my skirt over it but then i either get a random weird awkward block sticking out or…

Started by CozyD

38 Jun 29
Reply by donna




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