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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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Trouble with my insulin sites on my legs

Started by Chrysta. Last reply by rgcainmd 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

Different Basal Rates in 1 Day

Started by Anthony. Last reply by shoshana27 Sep 7. 13 Replies

Infusion disconnect while showering.

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Tips for water parks?

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Vacation from your pump

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Help?!

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Onipod

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BCBS (NC) insurance with Medtronic

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iphone and windosphone app to insulin pump users

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Vanity - Swimsuits and Your Pump

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Comment by MelissaBL 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! :)
Comment by Laura S. on January 24, 2010 at 7:37pm
When my sites die, they die real good.
I know how many days I can get away with and if I forget to change, the bg's are a real indication of that.
There are also more lumps and bumps the longer I leave one in.
You are doing the right thing, but might want to judge exactly when this happens to you.
 

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