Pumping Our Insulin


Pumping Our Insulin

Group for those that are pumping. Come and exchange tips on using your pump. Discuss the differences of the different types of pumps out on the market, infusion sets and pump accessories.

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Vanity - Swimsuits and Your Pump

Started by trauts. Last reply by 90Duck 22 hours ago. 2 Replies

Vacation from your pump

Started by Krztina. Last reply by Betts on Thursday. 8 Replies

Your favorite pump

Started by Hummingbird. Last reply by Betts on Thursday. 13 Replies

Air Travel and Insulin Pumps

Started by Ronda. Last reply by elaine peterson Mar 26. 3 Replies

Different Basal Rates in 1 Day

Started by Anthony. Last reply by Anthony Mar 26. 6 Replies

Pump vs Pen

Started by Aussie. Last reply by Dave Mar 7. 15 Replies

Basal Testing - Quck question

Started by Krztina. Last reply by David (dns) Mar 3. 5 Replies

Here comes the sun.

Started by Jaybyrd. Last reply by Jaybyrd Jan 10. 4 Replies

BCBS (NC) insurance with Medtronic

Started by Ericka Bryant. Last reply by Ames Nov 2, 2013. 14 Replies

Bubble bubble, toil and TROUBLE

Started by DrBB. Last reply by etta amy Oct 22, 2013. 7 Replies

Post-meal spikes

Started by Charity. Last reply by Charity Oct 21, 2013. 4 Replies

hard will it be to get a pump?

Started by KrabbyKelly. Last reply by Richard P Cosgrove Oct 20, 2013. 10 Replies

Need to get my first pump

Started by wyandtr. Last reply by wyandtr Sep 10, 2013. 10 Replies

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Comment by Cheri on Thursday

Happy to help, Hummingbird. Just let us know any other questions you have.

Comment by Hummingbird on Thursday
Cheri- thanks. I have gotten so much info from this group it's great. I also have learned I know nothing about the pumps and this is the best school I could have ever found . Help from the people who us them everyday not a endo or educator who just have knowledge about them. Keep the info coming I'm loving it.
Comment by Cheri on Thursday

I liked my Animas ok but you can't see the display in the sunlight! I'm liking my Medtronic revel because there are fewer button pushes to get what you need, it's a simpler change out process, and you can see the display in the sunlight! Of course, I drive the Medtronic people crazy because I can't stand their reservoirs or infusion sets - so I use a compatible reservoir from Fifty50 Pharmacy, which has a luer lock and allows me to use the Orbit infusion sets.

Comment by Hummingbird on Wednesday
Ok I'm thinking of getting a pump I know my endo can recommend one but she does not use it every day so if anyone has good or bad about any pumps I would love the input. I'm a very active person so I'm taking this into consideration
Comment by Cheri on April 5, 2014 at 9:18am

Wouldn't it be lovely if we all adopted a "you're ok, I'm ok" attitude? One of the reasons I joined Tudiabetes is that you can always find more supporters than critics. :-)

Comment by Regina on April 3, 2014 at 6:36am

See? Great comment, Ingrid. Now I've learned something too. :)

Comment by Ingřid Glass on April 3, 2014 at 2:58am
Hi, quick comment to say also that being on a pump can lead to weight increase by having better control - fewer high BGs as well as lows. I had much bigger swings on MDI, and when frequently high, it means you're not actually absorbing or using all the sugar in your blood but p*ss*ng it out instead! Great way to lose weight/keep weight down - high BGs - except you get all those nasty complications into the package. Anyway, as well as being easier to eat more on pump, it's also the better control which means you are absorbing and using a lot more of those calories from sugars. Me, I'm so pleased I can do yoga now on my pump without having to either run high BGs throughout session or glug lucozade every few mins... Exercise is now so much easier!
Comment by Regina on April 2, 2014 at 10:14pm

I just read that thread and they're not being THAT bad. ;) I agree with some of their points that a lot is dietary. I also think it's best to develop a thinker skin online because different perspectives are part of what forums like this are for. It helps or should help you look at things from a different perspective.

I'm not blaming my weight gain on pumping. It's a confluence of a lot of things: developing hypo unawareness, needing a CGM and stalling, no regular and vigorous exercise, and the changes regarding portion sizes and how much I eat.

You say you're in impulse eater, so it makes sense that the pump makes it easier for you to just cave though. Again, good luck. :)

Comment by christy on April 2, 2014 at 7:44pm
Thanks guys. The people in the Medtronic group aren't so supportive. Thanks for making me not feel so alone!
Comment by Regina on April 2, 2014 at 7:22pm

I've gained weight too. I can't comment on your case, but just regarding me the issue is I've been resisting wearing a CGM, but due to hypo unawareness working out isn't wise without one. I do think had I gotten a CGM earlier and kept up my workouts, I wouldn't be as large because my best numbers have always been in conjunction with being active. I'm going through the steps now to get one, but the result is I've gained a significant amount of weight. It comes down to panic eating and hunger after hypos, but also letting my glucose levels skew a bit higher and eating larger portions (fear of going low).

Good luck, Christy.


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