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Let's talk...Insulin Pump!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ginger9708 Jun 13, 2013. 14 Replies

Hey! I've heard that the pump makes living with diabetes SO much easier. I was just curious your opinion on it. Have you had it and disliked it? Is it truly better than using the insulin pens? Why or…Continue

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Low Blood Sugar...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stemwinder (Gary) Feb 28, 2013. 7 Replies

When I consume something to raise my blood sugar after having a low one, my mouth often tingles and everything tastes gross for about fifteen-ish minutes. Does that happen to anyone else? (Just…Continue

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"CharleyBee, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Jan 15
Ginger9708 replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"Yes the pump is great! My daughter constantly eats and it wouldn't be possible if we didn't have the pump. Years ago before the pump did the pen a few times and she complained that it stung. Especially for a young child one site change…"
Jun 13, 2013
Clare replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"I forgot to add this. In November last year I got the Dexcom G4 CGM. It was life changing for me then and continues to make my life with D much easier. But it also helped me to figure out pump settings much more quickly and optimize the pump to my…"
Jun 11, 2013
Jen replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"I used R (and later Humalog) and NPH for the first 13 years of diabetes, then used Humalog and Lantus for 2 years, and have used the pump for the past 7 years. I wouldn't say the pump makes diabetes easier. You only get out of it what you put…"
Jun 11, 2013
Clare replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"For me controlling my blood sugar with my new pump (~2 weeks) is a lot easier than it was with MDI (whether with pens or old school syringes) and I did MDI for 38 years. I finally went to a pump because I could not exercise and avoid hypos since…"
Jun 11, 2013
CharleyBee replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"Wow, thanks for all the comments and personal opinions! :)"
Jun 11, 2013
Buckley83 replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"Hmm I wouldn't say it was easier, different perhaps but not easier. I personally find lumpy infusion sites, the occasional unreliable absorption and being attached to a medical device 24/7 more of a hassle than jabbing myself with a pen 4/5…"
Jun 11, 2013
Skye replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"I second AcidRock, StillYoungAtHeart, and Brunetta! I will add though that there was a wicked steep learning curve, but like Acid I came straight off of R/NPH and had never heard of things like "carb-counting" or "correction…"
Jun 10, 2013
Brunetta replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"My math was wrong: I was a one shot a day diabetic for 28 years until I went on MDI with carb counting, then 7 years of that until the pump 10 years later, and I love it!!!"
Jun 10, 2013
Brunetta replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"Prior to pumping,I hadbeen diabetic for 45 years with the ancient beef and pork one shot a day routine, then the newer MDI regime.For me that was Regular and NPH, then Lantus and Humalog> I was on MDI for 6 years. I was ok with MDI until I kept…"
Jun 10, 2013
Spock replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"The modern insulin shots were what finally convinced me to go to a pump. Diabetes seems mostly controlled by the basal/bolus/carb counting method. I was taking lantus (2X day) and novolog (each meal and corrections) so I was at 5 or more shots per…"
Jun 10, 2013
acidrock23 replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"I think there's quite a few. I have to admit that I never tried shots of modern insulins, Humalog, Novolog, Lantus etc. and I suspect they'd work ok. I've used NPH a couple of times when my pumps have blown up and it's worked out…"
Jun 9, 2013
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Jun 9, 2013
CharleyBee replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"Thanks guys. I can't even begin to afford a pump, but I was curious anyway. Didn't know if there were people out there who would prefer pens/shots over pump."
Jun 9, 2013
still_young_at_heart replied to CharleyBee's discussion 'Let's talk...Insulin Pump!'
"I'm not sure if pumping makes living with diabetes much easier because I tend to test more and fiddle more pumping than I did when I used pens. But my pump has made living with diabetes much BETTER. I have more flexibility, I can fine tune my…"
Jun 9, 2013

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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June 5, 2008
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I need advice...about the pump!

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 8:13pm 9 Comments

I don't know much about the pump. I don't know what kinds there are, which are more affordable, etc. I am, however, very interested in getting one. My diabetic friends say it made their lives SO much easier than having to use an insulin pen. I have crappy insurance, so I don't know if I'd be able to afford it...can anybody give me some advice? :) Thanks!

Wow! Who knew...?

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 7:30pm 6 Comments

My blood sugar is usually all over the place. I've gained weight because of it. And it just sucks!! But! I recently (about a week or so ago) started writing down everything I ate, what my blood sugar level was before I ate, and how many units I took...and I have been able to have more steady levels! Just by writing it all down? Why didn't I think of doing that forever ago?? It really helps! With that, and going to the gym, I hope I can get back down to my original weight and more fit! Going…

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Artificial Sweeteners;

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 3:30am 7 Comments

Hi! I have a question; do artificial sweeteners raise your blood sugar?? I will drink a cup of coffee with only about 5 packets of Splenda (or any other such sweetener) and even then my BS will often reach well into the 400's. What the heck, yo?? Any help about this is mucho appreciated!

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At 6:46pm on January 15, 2014, Linda G said…

♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES CharleyBee!!
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 12:37am on January 15, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

CharleyBee, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:16am on January 15, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CharleyBee!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 2:21am on January 15, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 12:46am on January 15, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,CharleyBee. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 2:34am on October 6, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!! Please enjoy it here with us!!!
here'a a link to get u on ur way with us http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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At 8:50am on October 5, 2012, Marie B said…

hi CharleyBee, welcome to TuDiabetes! Let me know if you have any questions about our community. Join us in the chat room anytime near the bottom of the home page, and also join us for the Friday afternoon chat & live video.

At 6:06am on October 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!

At 4:49am on October 5, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 4:34am on October 5, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home CharleyBee....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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