Roche Accu-Chek Users

For those who use this amazing insulin pump or are interested in know something about it.


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We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin pumps and pump supplies (as well as other diabetes-related prescription items).

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Started by KCsHubby (Dave). Last reply by Mike Ratrie Sep 13. 4 Replies

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Comment by barryb on August 13, 2014 at 7:37pm

Mike Ratrie, I'm getting the basals about right. Waking is generally below 110! Love it!

Comment by Mike Ratrie on August 4, 2014 at 10:26am

barryb, glad you are getting a lot out of your Spirit. Are you finding your waking BGs higher or lower than 110?

Comment by barryb on August 3, 2014 at 4:20pm

Almost 30 days on this pump. There is no going back for me. I've tried two different infusion sets, switched batteries in pump and meter all without issue. I've changed basal rates working to get waking BG to 110. So far I can't think of anything I'd change on this system.

Comment by barryb on July 28, 2014 at 7:41am

How about going to a county fair, enduring 100+ degree temps, much more activity than usual and having the BG remain well in target! Hurrah for pumps! Before, because of a large dawn ph. my Levemir was so high that if I increased activity even a little, I had to eat! Ughh. Not now! I'm a believer!

Comment by Beckyboo on July 28, 2014 at 6:19am

Comment by Beckyboo on July 28, 2014 at 6:19am

Got my pump a year ago exactly xx and it has done me wonders that I could never of done on injections x I am so glad I got the chance to get it.

Comment by barryb on July 13, 2014 at 5:35pm

Coming up on my first complete week. What a freedom. I feel so much better, even though I was able to keep a1c at 6.0 on injections, I didn't feel all that well. Now the BG levels are more uniform and I definitely feel better. Love the pump and the fact that I can do everything from the meter without touching the pump.

Comment by barryb on July 11, 2014 at 2:14pm

Just started pumping July 8. Fantastic experience from qualifying, through procuring and training. In just 3 days, I feel so much better than I did before, you couldn't pay me to go back to injections!

Comment by Khürt Williams on July 11, 2014 at 1:58pm

@Mike, Yikes! Thanks for the photos. This is what I do now. Only challenge is putting things together in the morning before the belt goes on. I'm learning that the insulin pump has downsides that are not mentioned anywhere in the marketig or training documents.

Comment by Mike Ratrie on June 9, 2014 at 7:07am


Welcome to the Accu-chek group!


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