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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Your favorite pump

Started by Hummingbird. Last reply by Skye 1 hour ago. 9 Replies

Vacation from your pump

Started by Krztina. Last reply by Betts 5 hours ago. 5 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

Husband is type 1 with Medtronic pump

Started by nancygaye. Last reply by nancygaye Aug 19, 2013. 4 Replies

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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.

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.

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.
Comment by Rick Phillips on February 27, 2009 at 10:41am

Well pump supplies usually cause most without insurance to forgo the pump. However he can look into


I donated my old pump to them when I no longer used it.

Comment by art4change on February 27, 2009 at 8:32am
My brother has had type one for almost 15 years now. Is there some way that he can get a pump. He doesn't have health insurance. I was diagnosed with T1 last April, and getting a pump next week. My brother is green with envy! Especially since he is the one who pushed me to get a pump!
Comment by Rick Phillips on February 8, 2009 at 8:09pm
Once I got an infection, if you do teat it agressively. I mean i had a little problem the size of a pin head. It grew to be about 2 inches wide and going up quick. I got some antibiotic and it tooks two courses but it went down. I have been upumping for over 5 years and only once, that is pretty good.

Rick Phillips.
Comment by Colorado on February 8, 2009 at 8:06pm
Karen, I have never gotten a true infection, but sometimes if I leave it in on the longer side, it starts to itch and I change it, I think I have been close a few times. I don't know how long you left it in, maybe a little longer than usual. But, I have found if it starts to itch or bother me, I change it.
Comment by Karen La Roche on February 6, 2009 at 7:24am
has any one gotten a infection at there site ? 1st time in 2 years ,i am new to this site ,so happy to meet people like me
Comment by Colorado on January 26, 2009 at 8:25pm

Great you got on! Took me over 20 years, been on for 3 years now and you couldn't take my pump with a gun :) It really only took me about a week to get used to wearing the pump. I have only pulled it out a handful of times, you will learn your own way of wearing it and avoiding problems. You may want to use first aid tape and a safety loop for a little while, I don't use them any more but it might give you a little more oops factor at first

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