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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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Pump question

Started by mohe0001. Last reply by mohe0001 Feb 16. 38 Replies

I. DO. NOT. GET. THIS.

Started by DrBB. Last reply by mohe0001 Feb 14. 16 Replies

Basal Testing

Started by krystal parker. Last reply by Skye Feb 10. 3 Replies

Pump Issue? Or something else?

Started by Augustus27. Last reply by KCsHubby (Dave) Jan 16. 6 Replies

Infusion disconnect while showering.

Started by Anthony. Last reply by Betts Dec 1, 2014. 25 Replies

Trouble with my insulin sites on my legs

Started by Mars. Last reply by rgcainmd Oct 22, 2014. 3 Replies

How often does your infusion set fail?

Started by Anthony. Last reply by Suhen Sep 21, 2014. 16 Replies

Pump Supplies with Humana Insurance Coverage

Started by Meda-Kay. Last reply by Meda-Kay Aug 9, 2014. 2 Replies

Tips for water parks?

Started by Alycat. Last reply by Margaret Ford Aug 4, 2014. 4 Replies

Vacation from your pump

Started by Krztina. Last reply by Randee Nimmer Jul 28, 2014. 9 Replies

Help?!

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Comment by Meda-Kay on September 30, 2010 at 8:15pm
I did do a saline trial. For me it was helpful to know if I'd even want something connected to me 24 hr a day.
Comment by Melissa Lee on September 30, 2010 at 7:51pm
I didn't do saline either. Went straight to the insulin. That was over a decade ago though.
Comment by Lorraine on September 29, 2010 at 4:09pm
Caleb went straight to the hard stuff. :)
Comment by 2Sweet on September 29, 2010 at 1:19pm
I've also got the new Paradigm VEO Pump. Is anyone on this specific model?
Comment by 2Sweet on September 29, 2010 at 1:18pm
Did anyone find the "saline " process helpful? I'm doing this tomorrow with my official hook up happening on Monday.
Comment by Chaplain ET on July 3, 2010 at 9:32pm
How many of you 'pump' folks have heard about the new pump for Type I Diabetics? It apparently reacts to SITUATIONS, and YOU no longer have to deal with making changes to it after exercising, or whatever! It's being called a "robot pancreas" and while it isn't approved yet for people, it is working VERY well, according to this article I read or saw on TV. Wouldn't that be GREAT?
Comment by Alisha on February 2, 2010 at 7:56am
Hello Everyone I'm not on the pump yet but I'm soon to be Not sure which one to get. My doc suggested the Ping and I like what I see but I haven't really researched anything else.
Comment by Laura S. on January 25, 2010 at 8:14am
PS Just about every pumper gets little red dots when they pull a set out.
We call them pump bumps.
Nothng to worry about.
And if you are using IV Prep you dont need alcohol.
Comment by Kristin on January 24, 2010 at 11:58pm
Hi Rose, yes it sounds like an infusion set problem. You might need to try a different type of infusion set if this happens again.

When I see highs like this, I give an injection right away to be sure that I have insulin in me. Then I change the infusion set. If the problem continues, I change the insulin.

I have been pumping for 5 years and only had 2 experiences like this. So it should be rare! If you find an infusion set that works well for you, this shouldn't happen often.
Comment by Peggy Hall on January 24, 2010 at 9:32pm
Rose - you're OK - put some neosporin on the red spot, and when you change sites - Wash your hands, use alcohol preps on your insulin bottle, and on your skin where you'll be putting your new site. Change your infusion set everytime you fill your insulin cartridge - never leave it in there more than 3 days. It's possible that you stuck your infusion set in where there was some old scar tissue from an injection.

Check & correct often! :)
 

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