Pump model: Medtronic Revel
Pumping since 00'
over all ex. - Great less shots was and is great for has given me greater and tighter control and I love having the CGM all in one with it. I have a huge knowledge base because of pumping I think I had to learn more to be successful at it and it gave me my independence. It is not a cure but I would recommend it to others.
Pump Model: Accu Chek Combo
How long Pumping: November 2009
Overall Experience: ADORE IT. No high numbers in morning anymore. Don't think this pump is available in the USA. The meter is the control so no need to touch the pump. I think it might be like the Animas Ping.
Would you Recommend it to others: Definitely. So convenient. Only one jab every three days instead of 6 or 7 a day. Would hate to give it up.
Hi I'm new to TuDiabetes & from the UK but welcome any friend requests from around the world !!
Im on a Medtronic Minimed 515
Pumping since Jan 2010
Experience - Love it love it love it !!!!
Recommend OMG YES, why not ?? Life changing, Ive just got out of hospital today with a lung infection which caused DKA, normally my levels are not affected with illness due to the pump and would tell anyone to give the pump a go nothing to worry about new technology is the future !!!!
Happy Pumping !!!
-Pump model: Animas Ping
-Since when you've been pumping: 2001
-Overall experience: Haven't had an Ha1c over 8 since I started, and would not want to imagine life w/o it.
-Would you recommend it to others: Resounding YES! I think kids (and LADA adults) with T1D should be sent home from the hospital with one, if they want to us it. It's so superior to basal bolus routines, the fine adjustments that can be made and changed are the fly are worth their weight in gold when coupled with everyones typical chautic lifestyle nowadays.
You guys are so awsome!
-Pump Model: Animas one touch ping
-Pumping since 2009
-Overall experience: Well, put it this way, I had to stop pumping for about 6 months earlier this year and go back to injections because of no insurance and other financial issues and my A1c went from a 6.8 to a 8.3 in that time. I felt all lost and discombopulated without it, and had trouble managing my bolus injections away from home, and then got so frustrated that I kind of gave up trying. Now - I managed injections "OK" prior to pumping, but I feel the pump has saved my life. I am EXTREMELY insulin resistant and use U500 in my pump and still have to fill and change every 2-3 days. As long as I need insulin, I don't ever want to be without my pump.
I don't mind being attached to a cord, I don't mind wearing the pump 24/7. My pump can go with my chaotic lifestyle, and differing sleep hours and eating times, and i love it!
I wear my pump on my bra and put the infusion set in my abdomen or my arm - so that I don't have to worry about pulling it off when I take down my pants to use the restroom - it's just easier for my to keep it on the upper part of my body.
I would recomend it to anyone - especially if you're not getting good controll currently, or if you are not a person that finds it easy to be on a regular schedule with routines. - Type 1 or 2... Get one!
Pump Model: Minimed 722 300 ml reservoir
Since When you've been pumping: Nov 2009
Overall experience: Best thing to go on pump and off MDI. No more lows.
Would you recommend it to others: Yes, as long as you are savey with mechanical/computerized gadgets. That being said I believe most anyone could learn to use one efficiently.
-Pump Model: Medtronic Minimed 523
-Since: Early July 2010
-Overall Expeirence: Its made life much easier I love my pump
-Would I recommend it to others:
Most definatly I was super scared and
didn't want to try it for a while but once I went for it I wish I had started it when I was first diagnosted.