I read your contribution to "Best Insulin Pump" because my email told me someone replied. I started that thread last March and no one has written anything since July. You probably didn't even notice that as the thread lasted a long time. I appreciate all your input as a pumper and a health care worker. However, I had my pump startup on July 21st. I'm using the best pump for me which is the Animas Ping. Even though I got a lemon and had terrible problems with air in my line for over two months, they did change my pump a couple of weeks ago and now it is smooth sailing. Also, I had problems with Insets coming out and other stuff but now I use SkinTac and they don't pull out. I also use Contact Detatch for my above midline sets and Insets for below or above. I switched to the long tbg and love them now. Looks like I've made it thru all the beginning problems and have worked them out but I have to say pumping is a work in progress for the first couple of months. Animas kept thinking it was my technique and giving me hints to keep air out of the line but it got progressively worse over time. It went from occasional air in my line that blocked my insulin and made my BG go high to constant air that would start within 45 min. of loading a cartridge that had set out to release it's air for as long as 8 hr. I tried absolutely everything. It was my pump. I don't know if they will find the problem but I'm not having it now. Pumping has helped my overall health and I love it even with the problems I've worked thru. Thanks for the input and looks like I made the right choice.
I actually made the tiny pincushions from fabric circles called yo-yos. I use them like a jewelry pin, to stick my sewing needle in when I am hand sewing. I also used to use a regular pincushion as a temp sharps container, and now I use an old glucose strips canister.
Ali, here is giving you a warm and friendly welcome to TuDiabetes.com. This is a very neat site/blog that we all use to help and support each other. I hope to see you and your participation often. If I can be of any assistance please feel free to ask. Please upload a photo and make yourself at home. Again, welcome aboard!!
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