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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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Vanity - Swimsuits and Your Pump

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Vacation from your pump

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Your favorite pump

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Air Travel and Insulin Pumps

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Different Basal Rates in 1 Day

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Pump vs Pen

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Basal Testing - Quck question

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Here comes the sun.

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BCBS (NC) insurance with Medtronic

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Bubble bubble, toil and TROUBLE

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Post-meal spikes

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hard will it be to get a pump?

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Need to get my first pump

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Comment by Ahmad on July 2, 2009 at 9:22am
Leanna, you are welcomed here Pumpy or may I should say pumpy in progress! ;-)
Comment by Leanna on July 2, 2009 at 9:13am
Hey guys hope its okay i joined now? I'm still waiting for minimed to ship mine now and i'm really excited!!!
Comment by Bill Stalder on May 21, 2009 at 2:35pm
Kristin, thanks for sharing your solution. I use the Silhouette and a .5u increase seems right. I check every 2 hours all day, and usually catch lows (and highs) pretty quickly.

Have you submitted you dissertation proposal yet? My wife just defended her dissertation and we've stopped communication with Post-It notes. What a journey.

b.
Comment by Kristin on May 21, 2009 at 2:19pm
Hi Bill! I found similar problems when changing infusion sets. My solution is to give more fixed prime than they recommend (I give 1.2u) and check for lows. Also, if I see that insulin comes out when I remove the old infusion set, then I figure that I have lost some of my basal insulin and give a small bolus to cover for that.

In any case, I make a habit of checking my blood sugar 1-2 hours after site change to see what is going on!
Comment by Bill Stalder on May 21, 2009 at 2:11pm
Since I started on my mini-med in February on most days that I change my infusion set (every 3 days) my BG jumps 100-200 points from my morning reading (at best it doesn’t go down all day) and it takes about 12 hours to reach a normal level. Happens no matter where the infusion site is; I don’t change my carb levels or exercise.

Anyone have this experience? Any Ideas?

Thanks,

Bill
Comment by Janice on April 10, 2009 at 12:50pm
The battle never ends...does it? My children...all grown had the misconception that, since I was using an insulin pump, I no longer needed to check my BG levels. I had to explain that that would be something that I would always have to do...even if I were to use a CGM.
Comment by Bill Stalder on April 10, 2009 at 12:27pm
Janice, thanks for your comments. I admit that I was trying not to expect a big change this soon. My doctor called me about 10 minutes after the lab results came back to express her enthusiasm. She's been 'nagging' me about my BG control for 20 years! Now she'll start on my weight. Sigh.

b..
Comment by Janice on April 10, 2009 at 12:07pm
Wow, Bill, congratulations...bet that you could hardly wait to sharee your good news. You proably had an idea based upon the numbers that you were seeing during your testing.... I'm anxious to see mine as well. Less insulin...better BG results all part of the great benefits of pumping.
Comment by Bill Stalder on April 10, 2009 at 11:53am
Well…my A1C was 9.0 in December. I started on my pump on Feb 17. Today it’s 6.7, the lowest it’s been in six years. Nice way to start Spring, and good reinforcement for using the pump.

Bill
Comment by art4change on March 1, 2009 at 7:51pm
Rick, Thank you for your suggestion. I passed it along to my brother. Nice to know that organizations like this exist.
 

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