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I'm a Pumper Now!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cyrilla Feb 5, 2013. 9 Replies

Hi everyone,Today is my first day on my first pump. I have the medtronic and use Mio infusion sets. I started on the pump yesterday evening after a week long saline start. I'm still getting used to…Continue

I've made up my mind to try a pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by Korrie Oct 28, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi friends,After many (years even) of discussion with my doctor, I have decided to get a pump. I am meeting my final requirement right now (two weeks of logging wake up, go to sleep, pre meal, post…Continue

 

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Cyrilla replied to SugarFreeOreo's discussion 'I'm a Pumper Now!'
"Kim, I started with my first pump just before Christmas also and I am loving it. I feel like I will finally be in control of diabetes. Only thing, is I have gained 9 lbs and am not liking this. Cyrilla"
Feb 5, 2013
SugarFreeOreo replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks for that info, I'm going to keep trying!"
Jan 23, 2013
SugarFreeOreo replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"That's another issue for me-getting a CGM from Kaiser. My endo basically said I'll never get approved through their process and to just pay cash for the sensors."
Jan 23, 2013
SugarFreeOreo replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have Kaiser also Amber. The approval process took forever, but finally I was approved for 8-10 strips a day."
Jan 23, 2013
SugarFreeOreo replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I love the Bayer Contour Next. It's so small, it tells you if you dont have enough blood and lets you add more onto the same strip so you dont waste it. Also it sends the number directly to your pump. That's so amazing to me!"
Jan 23, 2013
SugarFreeOreo joined Regge's group
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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
Dec 28, 2012
Dee Meloche replied to SugarFreeOreo's discussion 'I'm a Pumper Now!'
"Congrats on starting on the pump.I couldn't believe how well my bloodsugars were after starting on the pump.It also made testing more enjoyable.Before I would go into diabetic comas from too many lows.I am very sensitive to insulin so a little…"
Dec 23, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to SugarFreeOreo's discussion 'I'm a Pumper Now!'
"Congratulation on your successful start with your pump. I go for pump training tomorrow, I can hardly wait. I've been keeping a close watch on others that have recently started, trying to gain insight from new pumpers. Reading a good start like…"
Dec 20, 2012
SugarFreeOreo replied to Leotha Fleming III's discussion 'Skinit & Eating @ Sporting Events' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I just started on my pump yesterday and have a skinit on it. Kind of a 70's paisley pattern. I ordered 3 of them in between the time the pump was delivered and when I started on it. I figure if I gotta wear it, its gonna be in my style."
Dec 20, 2012
SugarFreeOreo joined Manny Hernandez's group
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Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin…See More
Dec 20, 2012
acidrock23 replied to SugarFreeOreo's discussion 'I'm a Pumper Now!'
"Like 1/2 the time in my training I was thinking "hmm, 2 or 3 tacos..." I had 3! Nice result for you though! It made me really enthusiastic about the pump to get a decent result right out of the gate!"
Dec 20, 2012
SugarFreeOreo replied to SugarFreeOreo's discussion 'I'm a Pumper Now!'
"OMG, For my first meal, I ate two tacos last night too and was 99 at my two hour check. I was shocked! Eery coincidence."
Dec 20, 2012
acidrock23 replied to SugarFreeOreo's discussion 'I'm a Pumper Now!'
"Congratulations! I hope you like your pump as much as I loved mine! My doc figured out my doses very close to what they should have been and things really fell into place for me with it, as much because it keeps track of stuff a lot better than I…"
Dec 20, 2012
Zoe replied to SugarFreeOreo's discussion 'I'm a Pumper Now!'
"Congratulations! You're going to love being on a pump, but there is a steep learning curve. If you don't have it already, get the book "Pumping Insulin" by John Walsh. And don't hesitate to ask questions either here or on…"
Dec 20, 2012
SugarFreeOreo posted a discussion

I'm a Pumper Now!

Hi everyone,Today is my first day on my first pump. I have the medtronic and use Mio infusion sets. I started on the pump yesterday evening after a week long saline start. I'm still getting used to it, but feel already like I'm doing something good for myself and my blood sugars. Thanks to everyone who helped me make the decision to switch from MDI.Best,KimSee More
Dec 20, 2012
Korrie replied to SugarFreeOreo's discussion 'I've made up my mind to try a pump'
"The worst part for me was getting the initial set up going - the basal rates, the insulin to carb ratios, etc since I was a "do it may way" MDI diabetic! I started with Medtronic since I wanted the all in one pump/CGMS feature. The…"
Oct 28, 2012

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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?
Meet others, ask questions, make friends who understand what its like to have D.
Date diagnosed
May 17, 1995
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.8, June 15th.
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
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Diabetic by birth, troublemaker by profession.

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