I was trying to share this in someone's discussion but it didn't send . So I hope this might help elsewhere.I am new to the site and I have been pumping for 3 years, but I received a card with…Continue
"Elizabeth: I just had to tell you that I laughed out loud picturing your son twirling his pump like a slingshot. I have been diabetic since I was 10 and I am now a 40 yr old mom.... and I have two boys 6 and 9 and so I can only imagine."
"I have been using the pump for about 5 years and my tubing has been through a lot. The only time insulin stopped flowing was when I accidentally knotted it. If I have slacks on it hangs right over my belt into my pocket. I drop it frequently where…"
"This has happened to me as well. I usually have to make sure my browser java is updated. you can look in tools at add-ons and see if it need updating from there. and then you need to restart the browser"
"It could be a battery brand issue, however...when I have the slightest problem with the pump, I call Minimed. They will help you look for a solution but 3/4 times my pump has been replaced. They do not take malfunctions lightly."
"myfitnesspal.com allows you to enter recipes and it will calculate the carbs, calories, etc based on the servings. It is free. I use it to make sure I am carb counting appropriately. I found that sometimes you forget to count salads and things that…"
Your explanation is good.. but I am a littel lost on the site rotation. I read on a different post that you shared a picture about site rotation. can you please share it again.Well I rotate my insertion to left and right side on my abs…"
"This is answer was already written but he needs a support group. I am 38 and had diabetes since I was 11. One of my best friends is a T1 and this has been a great support to each other (she is in the picture with me). We have supported each other…"
"I have been T1 for 27 years and I have had good and bad. My dad is a GP. He has apologized to me for sending me for a painful test, after he himself had it a few years later.
Once I had a Endo that mostly treated T2. He told me that the pump was a…"
"Thanks so much. I am trying to get her to use new sites. She is twelve and is anxious to try new spots, saying the new spots hurt. She only uses her right and left abdomen right now. Sometimes we can talk her into her leg. Thanks again for the tip."
"Renee: I do not know if this will help, but I put up a post about site rotation and that really is the best tool against pain. if you follow my pic you will see it. If you have any questions feel free to message me. I have been diabetic since I was…"
"I wanted to add that, I have been on the pump for 3 years but I have been diabetic for 27 years. I do not have any hard pads on my fingers and they look pretty darn good. I am not saying that I have done this religiously but it makes a huge…"
"I used to rotate fingers, day by day, religiously. (Always loved Thumbday!). I can only use one hand for fingersticks, so even more important. Thanks for the nudge, I need to give my middle/ring fingers a break! I recently have been able to get…"
"Interesting & timely read for me - thanks for posting! I hadn't really noticed that I was only using a couple of fingers (and a small area on these as well). I'm presently vacationing in the sand and surf and the extra time I've…"
"Wow, that's really organized! I blow my left middle finger out all the time, so many tests it "dries up" and then I don't use it for awhile. I haven't ever had an organized pattern but last fall I noticed some oddly high BGs…"
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