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Getting an Insulin Pump for an 8 year old

Started this discussion. Last reply by gmamma Dec 17, 2012. 11 Replies

Hi Everyone. We're in the process of obtaining an insulin pump for our Daughter who is 8. At first I choose the newly released Accu-Chek Combo. It has some features that I'm fond of, but I'm being…Continue

 

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gmamma replied to gmamma's discussion 'Getting an Insulin Pump for an 8 year old'
"Thank you for this. It's a good perspective. I knew it had been around for a while in Europe. I'm very happy to have a "local" perspective on it. The face that the basal can't dose as low as the others is a serious problem…"
Dec 17, 2012
Laddie replied to gmamma's discussion 'Getting an Insulin Pump for an 8 year old'
"Also remember that Animas currently has an upgrade program in place. If you buy an Animas Ping you will have the option of upgrading to a newer model Animas for $99. Animas will be releasing an Animas/Dexcom pump most likely with a year or less. It…"
Dec 13, 2012
christy replied to gmamma's discussion 'Getting an Insulin Pump for an 8 year old'
"I think yes you should get your Endo's input, But pumping is very individualized, and it doesn't matter what your Endo is a big fan of, this is an expensive piece of equipment you are going to have for the next 4-5 years and YOU and YOUR…"
Dec 13, 2012
garidan replied to gmamma's discussion 'Getting an Insulin Pump for an 8 year old'
"Accu-check is not new nor unproven, it has years of experience in Europe. It's not new technology either. I have never heard of bluetooth problems. That said, what you write is correct. It's worse defect are the must-use the integrated…"
Dec 13, 2012
gmamma replied to gmamma's discussion 'Getting an Insulin Pump for an 8 year old'
"Thank You all. This is very helpful. At first I didn't realize how new and unproven the Accu-check was, but the more I discover the more wary I become. I can't do the Omnipod, my insurance doesn't cover it. I'm thinking I'm…"
Dec 13, 2012
christy replied to gmamma's discussion 'Getting an Insulin Pump for an 8 year old'
"I've bounced my Minimed a few times, forgetting I dont have it clipped to something and go to stand up...there it goes, I could just imagine if my pump had a screen like my iPhone."
Dec 13, 2012
elizabeth.redman178 replied to gmamma's discussion 'Getting an Insulin Pump for an 8 year old'
"If you're liking the fact that you can control it from the meter consider looking at the Omnipod. I am on the Omnipod currently and I love it! No tubing!! From what I can see it is very similar to the Accu-Chek it just doesn't have…"
Dec 13, 2012
Brian Wittman replied to gmamma's discussion 'Getting an Insulin Pump for an 8 year old'
"These are well placed words, Christy. I fully agree with you."
Dec 13, 2012
christy replied to gmamma's discussion 'Getting an Insulin Pump for an 8 year old'
"I agree, me personally I'd go with something more proven and reliable, versus the latest tech gadget. The tslim is nice looking, but my concern is how durable is it, how well it can withstand a drop, and also I like the fact I can just drop a…"
Dec 13, 2012
Brian Wittman replied to gmamma's discussion 'Getting an Insulin Pump for an 8 year old'
"I am not a big believer in having the latest technology, as I am having technology that works. Having said that, there is a lot of buzz about the T-slim and the Accu-Chek pumps. Both new to the market, and have a lot of bells ans whistles on them…"
Dec 13, 2012
gmamma replied to Robert's discussion 'Thinking outside of the square, not for the faint hearted'
"Very Interested to hear more about it."
Dec 13, 2012
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Getting an Insulin Pump for an 8 year old

Hi Everyone. We're in the process of obtaining an insulin pump for our Daughter who is 8. At first I choose the newly released Accu-Chek Combo. It has some features that I'm fond of, but I'm being scared off by some trainers from the hospital that say it's very complicated and not at all intuitive, that the basil dose doesn't go low enough, that you can't perform a correction without the meter, and finally one child was outfitted with one, and the bluetooth communication between the meter and…See More
Dec 13, 2012
gmamma posted a status
"Hello Everybody. My daughter is an 8 year old T1D. It feels really nice to be joining a community of folks who we can really relate to."
Dec 13, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for gmamma
"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…"
Dec 13, 2012
Linda G left a comment for gmamma
"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home gmamma!! This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends. Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance.…"
Dec 12, 2012
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Dec 12, 2012

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At 4:03am on December 13, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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At 3:24am on December 13, 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.

At 6:32pm on December 12, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home gmamma!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
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http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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