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Think Tank for Pump Users


Think Tank for Pump Users

After speaking with Manny about designing accessories for those on the pump, we thought it would be a great idea to start a group of 'Think Tankers' who would share their wants,needs and features they'd like to see in accessories for those who pump*

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Location: Va Beach, VA
Members: 147
Latest Activity: Feb 25

Diabetes Forum

protective skin for pump?

Started by Colorado. Last reply by Tracy K Jan 29, 2011. 5 Replies

Pump Lanyards

Started by Suzanne Young. Last reply by Morghan Jul 11, 2010. 1 Reply

waterproof case for pump?

Started by nopucksnosticks. Last reply by nopucksnosticks Jul 7, 2010. 2 Replies

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Comment by Riette on October 31, 2008 at 1:04am
Medtronic minimed 722 - I found a function BG reminder - and I turned it on. When does it remind? Is there a place where I can set the time for the reminder?
Comment by Colorado on October 30, 2008 at 11:56pm
Riette, you didn't say what pump our child is using, but My Metronics and I would assume most other pumps have BG reminders you can easily set once you turn the function on. Check with you pump manufacturer.
Comment by Riette on October 29, 2008 at 11:21pm
I would like a alarmclock which can be set. My child (12) is using the pump for a year now. I want him to test his Bg at school - but he forgets. I would like to set a alarm to remember him to test.
Comment by Riette on October 29, 2008 at 11:18pm
What is you personal basal rates for 24 hours? How do you determine your rate? It will be interesting to see what the comparisons are between people..
Comment by Jody Chesen on October 25, 2008 at 11:47am
Hi everyone! I'm new to the tudiabetes area but I love the idea of this group. From the posts I've read the ideas are GREAT! I've actually ordered a few things, a nightshirt (and pants for cold nights) with a pocket for the pump and a few garter-type things that hold the pump under a skirt from a site called Pumpwear.com....It might have what some are looking for (it had a few garter type things too).....The only thing that I wish they had would be something that "hides the bulge" that the Pump can sometimes make under clothes. I wear the Medtronic Minimed 722.
Comment by Lee Ann on July 9, 2008 at 9:35am
I want underwear that's cute and/or sexy that has a pocket in the waist in the middle of the back. Or a garter belt with the same pocket so I have someplace to put it during marital relations.
Comment by Timothy Bays on July 9, 2008 at 9:31am
After reading the present posts, it sounds like some of you are describing a case I purchased from Amazon.com. It is called the PumpPak anf holds extra pump supplies. Plenty of room for everythig...even an extra meter, test strips, insulin vials, etc. and ir fits into my mesenger bag quite well, It is about half the size of a notebook/binder and hs double zippers. I hope this helps someone!!
Comment by Armand Matte on June 13, 2008 at 5:16pm
I would love to have pre-filled cartridges but from what I understand they can't because Insulin breaks down the plastic after a short period of time.. I think the last I read was after 4-5 days it starts to break down. That's why all the vials are still glass. I would really like a leather type case with no velcro, so that it will fit in with business attire better.. perhaps something like the black leather cases that come with a blackberry pda with a magnetic clip(no shhrippp noise! lol) and some great suggestion are here so far! I would also like to see a travel bag with all the proper sized spots for minimed supplies and a section that would hold a cold gel pack for transporting insulin. I recently paid $100 for a travel bag from medtronic that is supposed to carry my laptop as well and it is smaller than the leather breifcase I use already.. another waste of money!
Comment by Loretta Nobert on June 12, 2008 at 8:17pm
DITTO to EVERYTHING that MidnightButterflyIris said. Those are absolutely great ideas! Everyone has made suggestions for items that I would like as well.
How about making prefilled insulin cartridges that you could just place into the pump without having to go through the trouble of filling the reservior and then struggling to get all those %^$#%#$% tiny bubbles out. Like the Insulin pen - just put the cartridge in the pump and then add the tubing.
I also have trouble seeing the bubbles in the tubing. It would be great if there was a way to make it easier to see if you have pushed all the bubles out or not.
Comment by MidnightButterflyIris on June 11, 2008 at 2:36pm
ok now heres a suggestion/demand from those lurking pump company tech developers...
i can't wait for all pumps ..especially the minimed..to have a separate low bg calculator that can tell you how many carbs you need to eat to bring your bg back up to target... cuz i tried to do it with reverse psychology based on my negative units of correction shown and that flopped because your sensitivity to bring your bg down is different that your sensitivity to bring bg up.. also on the other spectrum, for when you're really high, ...the need to be able to program user settings and have a seperate correction factor.. (based of a different than normal set, different programable sensitivity factor) specific to be for when you have HIGH bg above a certain threshold.. cuz if you just take the pump's reccomended amount of insulin when your bg's like 380, its not gonna fully work!.. cuz it always take more insulin than normal to bring your bg down if your really high! so we need the pumps to be smart about that too and not leave us hanging to mentally guessworking the math on our own every time.

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