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New to Insulin Pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kalobe Apr 7, 2013. 15 Replies

Hi everyone, My name is Karah and im getting the Insulin pump next week and im just wondering if anyone here could help me with how to carb count? I kind of get how you do it but yeah its all a…Continue

 

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Kalobe replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"I was told how to carb count when I became diabetic (1976). No one ever told me it was out of fashion so I carried on. I was surprised that the others at my pump lessons hadn't been given the knowledge to carb count as it is fundamental to good…"
Apr 7, 2013
sherims1 replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"Hey there.. I am also new to pumping and hope to get mine within two weeks. The TSlim. If you have an Iphone.. the best thing I have found is the Glooko app that will tell you carbs for anything you search within the app. For instance, if you type…"
Mar 25, 2013
Zoe replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"Dumb question, Karah: Didn't you carb count on MDI?"
Mar 24, 2013
Matt Walsh replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"A few thoughts... As was recommended below, I too would suggest the pumping insulin book by Walsh... It is very good! Second, if you got on or are getting a medtronic pump, I would recommend watching their online training videos. They have several…"
Mar 24, 2013
Sir Fred Banting replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"Hi Karah, I am kind of new (only 3 month) using a pump. I eat mostly the same food every day so once you know how many carbohidrates have them, it will be easy. Your pump calculates the insuline dosis automatically. If I ate something new, just read…"
Mar 12, 2013
Leotha Fleming III replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"If you want, we can skype and I can show you using some old labels I have how my Endo taught me?"
Feb 10, 2013
Zoe replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"I'm sure you'll like it, but remember there is a learning curve, so it might be awhile before you get everything all straightened out. So be patient through it all and things will fall into line!"
Feb 6, 2013
karah replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"Your advice has really helped. I hope I like the pump, Ive heard so many good thing's about it... There's only one way to find out though! Thank's Karah =)"
Feb 6, 2013
karah replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"Thankyou JohnG, I'll check those websites out! Karah =)"
Feb 6, 2013
karah replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"Hi, Yeah I am meeting with a dietician when I get the pump but I just wanted to start doing some homework on the whole carb counting thing before I went lol. Ive been looking for some good apps so I'll check out the carb finder…"
Feb 6, 2013
Zoe replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"Good recommendations on the carb counts. I was wondering if you are just asking how to count the carbs in food, or also about how to dose insulin. If the latter, Using Insulin by John Walsh is a great book to have. Basically you have to figure out…"
Feb 6, 2013
acidrock23 replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"I agree the Calorie King book is useful although I'm not an enormous fan of their website. When I got my pump, I got Calorie King (one copy myself and they gave me one too!) and a scale from Target to get the hang of eyeballing portion sizes…"
Feb 6, 2013
JohnG replied to karah's discussion 'New to Insulin Pump'
"If you go to the Lilly web-sight they have some info for people who are just starting to count carbs. You can probably get buy just using a Calorie king book or their web-sight and you can also access Calorie king with a smart…"
Feb 6, 2013
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New to Insulin Pump

Hi everyone, My name is Karah and im getting the Insulin pump next week and im just wondering if anyone here could help me with how to carb count? I kind of get how you do it but yeah its all a little bit confusing at the moment lol... any help would be appreciatedthanks karah =)See More
Feb 6, 2013
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Dec 1, 2012
Marie B left a comment for karah
"hi Karah, here's that group http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/diabeticparents please feel free to add to any discussions there of interest. we also have a pretty large group for Australians. http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/diabetesinaustralia"
Nov 30, 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?
Just to meet other people that suffer from type 1 diabete's like me =)
Date diagnosed
August 26, 2001
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.3 on the 26/11/2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
What pump model do you use, if any?
Im interested in the Animas onetouch ping
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Hi, My name is Karah, I'm 24 I come from "down under" lol... I'm Engaged to the most amazing man who I have two beautiful children with, I've had Type 1 Diabete's for 11 year's now and Im currently injecting 4 time's a day...but I'm pleased to say that I'm booked in on the 25th of January 2013 for the PUMP YAY! I am very excited! I'm keen to meet heap's of friendly people who are going through what I'm going through =) xx

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At 11:57am on November 30, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Karah, here's that group

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/diabeticparents

please feel free to add to any discussions there of interest. we also have a pretty large group for Australians.
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/diabetesinaustralia

At 10:09pm on February 27, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 6:04pm on February 27, 2012, Linda G said…

At 2:52pm on February 27, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our very caring and supportive family. You will find much valuable information here. WELCOME!!!

At 2:09pm on February 27, 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 1:35pm on February 27, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome to TuDiabetes!
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/blogs/the-values-of-tudiabetes

we have a group here for parents that are diabetic if you'd like a link, let me know

At 9:30am on February 27, 2012, catlover said…

Hi karah- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community.

 
 
 

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