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 trauts yesterday. 4 Replies

Vacation from your pump

Started by Krztina. Last reply by Betts Apr 17. 8 Replies

Your favorite pump

Started by Hummingbird. Last reply by Betts Apr 17. 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 Adrien 12 hours ago

thanks Cheri! Sounds like it would be worth getting some to try.

Comment by Adrien 12 hours ago

Prior to the inset 30 we used the comfort short. I couldn't tell any difference really except the inset had a spring-loaded inserter tool. In fact I thought they were the same site - 13mm teflon cannula on 30 degree angle.

Comment by Cheri 13 hours ago

I LOVE Orbit! I love that it is 360 and therefore doesn't get tangled - I love that it is soooooo easy to take off or put on - and I especially love that it doesn't have a "tail" to get torn out.

Comment by gw yesterday

Adrien, I don't know about the Orbit, but I tried the Inset 30 for a while and had the same problem. I now use the Comfort Short which I recommend looking into- manually insert able, and good for me as I also have lo body fat, especially where I use them in my legs.

Comment by gw yesterday

Comment by Adrien on Tuesday

Anyone using the Orbit infusion sets? We just tried moving my son from a Inset 30 to a contact detach (6mm 90deg stainless 27 gauge). He doesn't have much fat on him, so it spikes him (which we feared would happen). But it was SOOO much easier and less painful to insert. The Orbits are 31 gauge, and have some other nifty features, like being able to rotate the line.

Comment by Cheri on April 17, 2014 at 3:33pm

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

Comment by Hummingbird on April 17, 2014 at 5:53am
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 April 17, 2014 at 1:54am

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 April 16, 2014 at 8:37am
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

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