Rachael
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Which pump is best??

Started this discussion. Last reply by MossDog Jun 15, 2011. 10 Replies

I've been thinking about switching to a pump for quite some time now and just wanted some advice on which pump is better/ good? I was considering it a while ago and never got the courage to try it!!…Continue

 

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Feb 1, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Rachael
"Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rach.... Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?"
Oct 17, 2011
brokenpole left a comment for Rachael
"Happy Birthday, Rach!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Oct 17, 2011
MossDog replied to Rachael's discussion 'Which pump is best??'
"If you actually hold the Ping and a 522 up against one another they are virtually the same size. The Ping is a bit thicker though."
Jun 15, 2011
FHS replied to Rachael's discussion 'Which pump is best??'
"I'll chime in for the tubeless Omnipod. I really don't think it's for everybody but it works great for me. Rather than going into detail about the points and counterpoints, I suggest you go to the individual forum for more detailed…"
Jun 15, 2011
Sheila replied to Rachael's discussion 'Which pump is best??'
"I am very happy with the MM. I also use the CGM. When I first went on the pump I had a hard time with adjusting the insulin dosages. I think if your body is not used to receiving very small amounts of insulin all the time, i.e. basal....it takes…"
Jun 15, 2011
Rachael replied to Rachael's discussion 'Which pump is best??'
"Thanks so much for reply. Animas is out!! I'm quite petite and don't want something that's going to be sticking out and obvious!! Most seem happy with some type of Minimed. Might look into this:)"
Jun 15, 2011
Rachael replied to Rachael's discussion 'Which pump is best??'
"Thanks so much for reply. Animas is out!! I'm quite petite and don't want something that's going to be sticking out and obvious!! Most seem happy with some type of Minimed. Might look into this:)"
Jun 15, 2011
Rachael replied to Rachael's discussion 'Which pump is best??'
"Thanks so much for the detailed reply, it really helps to have another D that is actually using a particular pump talk about the pros and cons. I've found certain health care professions may lean towards a particular company and not what is…"
Jun 15, 2011
miketosh replied to Rachael's discussion 'Which pump is best??'
"I've seen one or two really bad complaints on Tudiabetes about Minimed's service, but as with any company, it is made of people, and some people aren't as willing or able to help as others. For myself, I've had nothing but the…"
Jun 15, 2011
miketosh replied to Rachael's discussion 'Which pump is best??'
"Pumps are all really good, and most have identical features. I use the Minimed Paradigm 522, which has a built-in interface that can link to a Minimed Real Time CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) It is the only pump that combines a CGM and Pump in…"
Jun 14, 2011
Rachael left a comment for Donna Ponczocha
"Welcome, I'm new to this too! I'm type 1 and a mummy too!! Look forward to chatting/ decussing D with you Rachael xx"
Jun 14, 2011
Rachael left a comment for Donna Ponczocha
"Welcome, I'm new to this too! I'm type 1 and a mummy too!! Look forward to chatting/ decussing D with you Rachael xx"
Jun 14, 2011
Rachael posted a discussion

Which pump is best??

I've been thinking about switching to a pump for quite some time now and just wanted some advice on which pump is better/ good? I was considering it a while ago and never got the courage to try it!! I still have issues with morning spikes in BGL's so figure I may as well give it a go!! I can always go back if I don't like it!! My Endo isn't really pushing it but I am a perfectionist and would like tighter control. So I'm going to be proactive and do the research and ask to change to the pump!!…See More
Jun 13, 2011

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
Discussion on diabetes, new information and support
Date diagnosed
December 1, 1990
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
metronic minimed
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http://twitter@racipie

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At 3:49am on October 17, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Rach. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 3:40am on October 17, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rach....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?
At 1:31am on October 17, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Rach!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 1:06pm on June 11, 2011, Melanie said…
Hi, Rach! Nice to meet you:)
At 10:06am on June 11, 2011, Linda G said…
I'm delighted to have you as a friend....so far away, and yet so close ♥
At 8:43am on June 11, 2011, Doris D said…
This is a great site and here we all help one another out. If you want to vent go ahead b/c if I myself don't get it someone here knows that feeling. You will LOVE it here as I do!
At 8:42am on June 11, 2011, Doris D said…
At 6:00pm on June 8, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILIES YOU CAN FIND MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are here to help each other and lend an ear if needed. If you have a question just post it on our Forum where you will get a diversity of opinions, or just ask any of us on our pages and we will try to help you out.

Here's a link to help our new member's learn more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 5:39pm on June 8, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to the garden Rach. Sorry to hear you're experiemcing complications.
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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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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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 12:41pm on June 8, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
 
 
 

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