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Pumping as a Plumber

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Mar 4, 2012. 13 Replies

My fiance is considering changing from injections to a pump, but is concerned about having the cannula ripped out when he crawls into small spaces. Just wondering if anyone has had this sort of…Continue

 

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Oct 21, 2012
Jennifer replied to becstar78's discussion 'Pumping as a Plumber'
"Look at all of the pumps before going with the Accu check. There is no built in bolus calculator in the pump it self from what I understand. They provide you with a PDA to calculate your bolues, which means having to carry around extra gear."
Mar 4, 2012
Steve replied to becstar78's discussion 'Pumping as a Plumber'
"Won't be a problem. He may have to put the pump inside his pocket though so it doesn't fall off."
Mar 4, 2012
becstar78 replied to becstar78's discussion 'Pumping as a Plumber'
"Thanks Leanne, It's nice to know the other side of the story. It's also great to know that even when it does get pulled out, that it is easily replaced."
Mar 4, 2012
Leanne replied to becstar78's discussion 'Pumping as a Plumber'
"I am going to be really honest here. A lot of people are making it seem like it's almost impossible to have the site ripped out but I have that happen all the time (like once every couple months). Maybe I'm just clumsy. I've had the…"
Feb 28, 2012
Brian Wittman replied to becstar78's discussion 'Pumping as a Plumber'
"I usually tuck my pump under my pants when doing such work. I frequently roll under trucks using a creeper, so I understand the crawling thing. The only time I have hooked an infusion set is when I have moved vertically and hooked it somehow on a…"
Feb 28, 2012
S Woodward replied to becstar78's discussion 'Pumping as a Plumber'
"I made a neoprene shoulder / chest belt that places the pump under my arm about a hand width below my arm pit. I have crawled and rolled in the dirt and used in paddling under a wet suit w/o the site ripping out. There is always a way...just some…"
Feb 27, 2012
becstar78 replied to becstar78's discussion 'Pumping as a Plumber'
"Thank you for your reply. We have had a quick look at his shorts/pants and there is definatley a way to make some modifications."
Feb 25, 2012
becstar78 replied to becstar78's discussion 'Pumping as a Plumber'
"Fantastic, thanks for the links. We particularly like the accuchek site which gives a hard case for the pump. Will definatley be looking into this."
Feb 25, 2012
becstar78 replied to becstar78's discussion 'Pumping as a Plumber'
"I can see how this would work, thanks for your suggestion"
Feb 25, 2012
Jim replied to becstar78's discussion 'Pumping as a Plumber'
"I have always used the small hole in the pocket and that has worked very well for me. I'm not a plumber but I do occasionally have to play like one on the weekends."
Feb 25, 2012
Buckley83 replied to becstar78's discussion 'Pumping as a Plumber'
"If he wears it round his neck in a case, as I do at the moment, the cannula is under the shirt/t-shirt and can't be ripped out. He could always do this little trick which I always do when I wear the pump on a…"
Feb 25, 2012
acidrock23 replied to becstar78's discussion 'Pumping as a Plumber'
"I don't have that experience but I've gotten to where I wear my belt backwards and belay the tube around the end of the belt and then tuck it in, it's pretty secure I think?"
Feb 25, 2012
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Pumping as a Plumber

My fiance is considering changing from injections to a pump, but is concerned about having the cannula ripped out when he crawls into small spaces. Just wondering if anyone has had this sort of experience?See More
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At 6:16am on October 21, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, becstar78. I WISH FOR YOU A MOST WONDERFUL DAY. ENJOY!!!

At 4:29am on October 21, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Becstar, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

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At 7:42pm on October 21, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you becstar....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
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At 5:50am on October 21, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

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Hi becstar- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 10:26am on January 25, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 8:16am on January 25, 2012, 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.

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