Laura
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  • Bella Vista, AR
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Insulin going bad in pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Jul 10, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi everyone -Lately, my insulin seems to be going bad sooner. My blood sugars skyrocket and I do not like it. What are the signs a pump is going bad? How long do they last? Could that be my problem?Continue

 

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Laura commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"Thanks, All! Calling today."
Monday
Laura commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"Exactly, the fluorescent lights are a big problem too. I was just wondering if it was a problem with the pump that anyone else has. Good luck at the opthamologist! In the sunlight it is impossible to see anything at all. Very strange."
Jan 22
Laura commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"Hello Animus Users - question, actually 2 questions. For the last few months I am having a hard time reading the screen on the pump itself. It's like it was really easy to see in everything but sunshine all the time, but now even inside, I…"
Jan 22
Laura commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Geez! Looks like some crazy satellite picture. And the glass is not cracked? Damaged just from the the snow melting and water getting underneath?"
Jan 19
Laura replied to Annabella's discussion 'Some more questions from an about-to-be user' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hello - if first time, advice I did not get in the beginning. Do it standing up! I didn't know that for about 1 1/2 years and omgoodness, what a difference."
Jan 9
ginjan commented on Laura's blog post 'Pump insertion places'
"I also use my hips, and buttox. There are some women in my support group that also use their thighs. I use the back of my arms for my CGM so that helps with site rotation."
Jan 1
Kevin H commented on Laura's blog post 'Pump insertion places'
"The Medtronics link below shows the infusion site insertion locations you might want to use. Infusion Site Locations"
Dec 31, 2014
Laura commented on Laura's blog post 'Pump insertion places'
"I try to but only on the available areas on my stomach. My arms are really thin also. I guess I better try to put the Dexcom on my arm. A little nervous about doing that myself."
Dec 31, 2014
KCsHubby (Dave) commented on Laura's blog post 'Pump insertion places'
"Do you have a regular site rotation pattern? It sounds like you are trying. I know some people use alternate sites for their pumps. I always use my abdomen for my pump and the back of my arms for the Dexcom. You can definitely use up areas if not…"
Dec 30, 2014
Laura posted a blog post

Pump insertion places

Hello All - I have an animus pump but I'm having issues with the spots to insert them. I have an area on my stomach that is from Insulin shots so I cannot insert it in there so I use the sides of my stomach and keep switching back and forth with the Dexcom. However, what happens when these spots quit working? Both sides are sore and I'm having trouble with them and getting the insulin in there. I have no extra body fat and am worried I'm using these 2 spots too much. Ideas, anyone? Will the…See More
Dec 30, 2014
Laura commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Do you really need a 4 inch one? Seems big."
Dec 26, 2014
Laura replied to laura's discussion 'whats going on?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yes, mine does this all the time. It's supposed to be following a trend as to where you're sort of headed - and I also think it's for Dexcom's safety, frankly. It does drive me crazy though!"
Nov 24, 2014
Laura replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'New Transmitter!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Lol! I agree! That would be great!"
Oct 22, 2014
Laura replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'New Transmitter!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Awesome, I didn't know! Thanks!"
Oct 22, 2014
Laura replied to Scott A's discussion 'Are the Dexcom sensors lasting as long these days?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Not only that but it seems especially bad when I get high BS. It's fine if I stick in the 80-100 range but goes kaput at anything over 150. Strange."
Oct 10, 2014
Laura replied to Scott A's discussion 'Are the Dexcom sensors lasting as long these days?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Mine are worse as the weeks go by also. The tape is the first thing usually but now the reading on the sensor starts going out at 5 days! The last 3 have done that starting with the ??? and then just going blank. I'm not happy at all. The…"
Oct 10, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Dexcom and Insulin pump news/help
Date diagnosed
January 16, 1964
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animus

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Pump insertion places

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Hello All -

I have an animus pump but I'm having issues with the spots to insert them. I have an area on my stomach that is from Insulin shots so I cannot insert it in there so I use the sides of my stomach and keep switching back and forth with the Dexcom. However, what happens when these spots quit working? Both sides are sore and I'm having trouble with them and getting the insulin in there. I have no extra body fat and am worried I'm using these 2 spots too much. Ideas, anyone?…

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At 2:48pm on December 26, 2011, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 7:44pm on December 20, 2011, Doris D said…

LOVE UR A1C!! I took Diabetes in 73 and ur lower than me. YOU ROCK!!!!

At 7:43pm on December 20, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

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At 6:31pm on December 20, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Laura....
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.
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:03pm on December 20, 2011, 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 12:49pm on December 20, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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