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Pump vs. Pens

Started this discussion. Last reply by drewgolden Nov 17, 2012. 23 Replies

I am a newly-diagnosed type one, just under six months. I currently use Levemir and Humalog pens. I am considering switching to a pump, as my educator thinks it will better fit my active lifestyle. I…Continue

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"Basic carb counting" discussion in the TuDiabetes open chatroom at http://www.tudiabetes.org/chat

May 29, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
6-7pm PT8-9pm CT9-10pm ETThis is not a webinar or live interview.  This is a discussion among members of TuDiabetes, in the TuDiabetes chatroom.  Log into the chat room at the designated time to discuss basic carb counting. How many grams of carbohydrate are in a slice of pizza or a serving of pasta Alfredo?  How about in a salad with croutons and raspberry vinaigrette dressing?  Carbs can sneak into foods we don't expect to find them…See More
May 24
JLemon replied to Anthony's discussion 'Infusion disconnect while showering.' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I have the minimed pump, and I do not use the cover while showering. I was told when I got my pump that it doesn't need to be worn when showering, but to definitely wear it when swimming in a pool or the ocean, etc."
Feb 24
JLemon replied to Aussie's discussion 'Pump vs Pen' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I use humalog, which I believe starts working in about 15 minutes. I generally try to take it about 15 minutes prior to eating. There are times that I take it right before eating (maybe 5 mins before) and it still works well. That's the other…"
Feb 4
JLemon replied to Aussie's discussion 'Pump vs Pen' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"In my experience, the pump allows for much better control than the pen. Here are my thoughts as to why: 1) Sheer convenience - One of my biggest struggles with the pen was not wanting to eat something even if I was a little hungry because I…"
Feb 3
JLemon replied to JLemon's discussion 'CGM and Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
Oct 10, 2013
E. Louise replied to JLemon's discussion 'CGM and Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Check out this discussion: http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/dexcomusers/forum/topics/any-minimed-and-dexcom-g4-users?xg_source=activity Also the Dexcom user group in general. Good luck."
Oct 10, 2013
E. Louise replied to JLemon's discussion 'CGM and Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I agree--Dexcom all the way!! I had the Medtronic one with my first pregnancy, and it was awful, and now I'm pregnant with #2 and have the Dexcom G4. I definitely wish I'd gotten started on it prior to conception. I absolutely love it. My…"
Oct 10, 2013
JLemon replied to JLemon's discussion 'CGM and Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
Oct 10, 2013
Leilani replied to JLemon's discussion 'CGM and Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"CGM now... for sure! The more you use it the better you get at making it work for you! As for the CGM.. the G4 is awesome! Don't know about the newly FDA approved Enlite... but would say the DexCom G4 will be very hard to beat!"
Oct 9, 2013
JLemon added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!

CGM and Pregnancy

Sometime in the near future (within the next six months at the earliest), my husband and I would like to start a family. I have been encouraged to get a CGM. I am just wanting some opinions/reviews on any CGM any one may be using. Also, should I go ahead and get one now if so, or wait until I become pregnant? Any suggestions or opinions are greatly appreciated!See More
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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.See More
Oct 3, 2013
JLemon replied to wyandtr's discussion 'Pharmacy Frustrations.....' in the group Young Adults with Diabetes
"Sounds like it may be the pharmacy that you use. Do you have to go to that certain pharmacy per your insurance? If not, I would try around and see. I would also maybe contact your insurance provider and see what is up .. I have heard of people only…"
May 16, 2013
drewgolden replied to JLemon's discussion 'Pump vs. Pens'
"I've always been fairly tightly controlled MDI (many tests a day) and thought the pump would be a refreshing way to simplify control. While it does offer some benefits (press button, get bolus, cool!) there are also some negatives I personally…"
Nov 17, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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I hope to gain insight and inspiration from others in my situation, and I hope to provide support to others.
Date diagnosed
April 24, 2012
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Medtronic Minimed

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At 1:22pm on November 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend J...
West Virginia....a distance away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario. I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 28, the other 26), a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!!
Keep in touch, ok?


At 5:10am on November 1, 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 4:17am on November 1, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home JLemon!
April 24th...little more than 6 months ago! How's it all going?
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Young Adults with Diabetes".
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!
DO THE BIG BLUE TEST (BBT)....For more info, see the upper left hand corner of home page. There's a video there too about the BBT!!!!
Take care....and keep in touch!




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