"We switched to the pump about 6 months after dx, and it was just like starting over again. It took about 3 months to get everything dialed in, and he ended up with a couple of different basal rates during the day, some of which were next to nothing.…"
"You're not stupid, you're doing what's best for your daughter and coping with an unpredictable disease. FWIW, my son is on the pump and whenever his BG gets above 350 I have to give him a shot to get him back down. When he's that…"
"My 12yo has the minimed and we've used the integrated CGM on and off for about 18months. We got the minimed specifically for the integrated sensor; he tend to forget things a lot and I didn't want him to try and keep track of something…"
"I had all four of my wisdom teeth out at 19 with the same process - cutting, extracting etc. I was in the regular dentists chair to, didn't get a full anesthetic either, but I have no recollection of the actual event. I do remember it hurting…"
"It may be the transmitter. Our endo says they only last a year or so before they stop holding (like every other rechargeable battery I own!) and we'd have to get a new one. According to Minimend and the endo, if the insurance covered it the…"
"Eat the cake! You can get a decent carb estimate from the Calorie King web site or from the Daily Plate website. With my son, we just make sure to test 2 hours after so we can make corrections if needed before his BG gets too out of control."
"We got my son's last year through Aetna, and the CGM 6 months later. To get the pump, all we had to do was meet an A1C target, test 4+ times per day, and log in detail his meals, BG and insulin usage for 3 days. To get the CGM, he had to have…"
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