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Rachel's Discussions

going off the pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kate Aug 2, 2013. 5 Replies

so excited dexcom on its way.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Nov 18, 2009. 8 Replies

I get my accu-chek spirit pump tomorrow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Oct 31, 2009. 8 Replies


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Kate replied to Rachel's discussion 'going off the pump'
"I think diabetes is monotonous. I say whatever helps you shake the D-doldrums is worth it. Take a pump break for an hour, a day, a year, the rest of your life - I think you are only 'crazy' if you try to live your life by other…"
Aug 2, 2013
Clare replied to Rachel's discussion 'going off the pump'
"I just started pumping in May after 38 years of MDI. My control is as good as it has ever been and tonight I played an hour and a half of racquetball without worrying about going low, something I could never do with MDI. I chose an omnipod pump…"
Aug 2, 2013
Chel replied to Rachel's discussion 'going off the pump'
"Funny, I decided to log on tonight just for the same reason. I am going off my pump as of Monday. I have been on it for a little over two years and just am fed up. I have been getting a lot of highs, and my sites are very limited. I can't use…"
Aug 2, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Rachel's discussion 'going off the pump'
"Do you have a solid plan to improve your control without a pump? I am pretty jolly with mine but occasionally run into highs with sites and have to switch for a while, and it still bugs me not to use my favorite spots or a month. The big advantage…"
Aug 2, 2013
Rachel posted a discussion

going off the pump

I have been on the pump for a long time and i am getting tired of it. i have bad control now keep getting bad sites and everything. I know lots of people say i am crazy is there anyone else that just wants to be done from it for a while and be free to do what you want with out worring about it ie i live on a lake and we spend alot of time in the water.See More
Aug 2, 2013
Rachel liked Scott's blog post Tears of Insulin
May 9, 2013
Rachel replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"i was on the accu-chek compact i switched to that when i got my accu-chek sprirt pump. but i just got a new pump from medtronic and this is the meter that it came with so i switched wince it communicates with my pump. the insurance companies have to…"
Mar 19, 2013
Rachel replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"i love it!!! i like that you can charge it of the USB on the computer. and that it send your numbers right to your pump. i like that is has a back light so checking at night is so easy and that it tells you if you need more blood if the strip is…"
Mar 19, 2013

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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?
to learn alot
Date diagnosed
March 5, 2002
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
medtronic 722

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Posted on November 29, 2008 at 3:43pm 2 Comments

I was diagnosed with type 1 in 2002 not even a year after i graduated high school. i had surgery in feb 2002 and ended up with type 1 with in a month due to the complications of it. I have been on the pump since july of 2007. Before they put me on the pump they told me they where not sure if it would help me or not since i was classified as a brittle diabetic and I have not had much luck with any treatments. I am desperately trying to figure things out and find a good endo not having any luck.… Continue

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At 2:03pm on November 11, 2010, Linda G said…
Greetings Rachel.....
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 7:46am on November 11, 2010, Doris D said…
At 11:48am on November 16, 2009, Marie B said…
I'm so glad it's working out for you. Kelly Rawlings here is another Spirit user who is active on TuDiabetes. She's very friendly and helpful to me, too.
At 11:35pm on November 11, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Hi and Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!
At 3:26pm on November 11, 2009, Kristin said…
Hi Rachel! Let me know how the 6mm cannulas work for you. For me, it made all the difference. I had a few kinked cannulas and decided to switch and I haven't had one since then (a year ago!).
At 7:59am on November 11, 2009, Marie B said…
Happy Birthday, Rachael!
At 11:59am on November 9, 2009, Marie B said…
at 2:00 PM your local time on Saturday Nov 14, we are all going to test our blood and share the results - check it out here - we did this once before, and it was so much fun, that Manny has added a twist: after the 2PM test, we're supposed to go exercise for 14 minutes, test again, and share. I hope you can participate! We're doing it to bring some attention to diabetes awareness.
At 7:34am on November 9, 2009, Marie B said…
so, you'll be sporting your new pump for World Diabetes Day! don't forget the Big Blue Test
At 12:19pm on November 3, 2009, Marie B said…
Rachael, are you up and running with your Spirit yet?
At 6:55pm on April 13, 2009, Patti Burns said…



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