All Blog Posts Tagged 'pump' (206)



I was talking to a member the other day and he said he could not understand what his doctor wanted him to do. Apparently he was to readjust his carb ratios with a band of new service in the middle of the day with a higher ratio of sensitivity to reported blood sugar reports from 10AM to 2 PM, backing down his new level to the preexisting amounts thereafter. For some reason…


Added by rick phillips on March 4, 2014 at 5:00am — 4 Comments


It was such smooth sailing when I switched over to the new Omnipod a little over a month ago! What on earth was everyone complaining about? It is so small and cute! Well... today I got handed not one but TWO experiences with the whole pod failure thing. Actually had to take the afternoon off due to my own negligence (no extra supplies, FAIL). BUT - my experience with the Insulet Corp customer service was fast, easy, and pleasant. 2 new pods on their way to me in the next couple…


Added by jen627 on November 12, 2013 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Stress and BG; BFFs or Worst enemies?

So, I've pretty much dropped off the internet Earth :P College has started back up and I'm already swamped with work while trying to achieve my Doctorates of Physical Therapy. I started insulin pump therapy one week before school. The first few days were fantastic! My sugars were just perfect; between 90-120. My ideal range!!

Then..things started to go haywire. My gym that I go to has been under construction for improvements so I haven't been able to work out in about a week…


Added by ashleypfuntner on September 4, 2013 at 4:53pm — 5 Comments

To Pump or Not to Pump? That is the Question.

To Pump or not to Pump. My advice, suggestion and opinion on choosing the Medtronic or any Insulin Pump for your child or yourself.

Added by Mom of a Winner on August 29, 2013 at 9:03pm — 8 Comments

Switch to a pump...?

So following my most recent check up with my physician, I realized that I have not been maintaining my Blood Glucose levels well. My A1C, which was below 7%, has increased to 8%. I partially attribute this to travelling internationally and not having been given any guidance from my Doctor, despite having told her prior to each trip.

So now, I have begun to think 1) maybe I should find new Dr. that is a bit more willing to spend a bit of extra time with me prior to overseas travel…


Added by Jel on July 9, 2013 at 2:08pm — 6 Comments

The Heat Induced Button Error

I was celebrating my friends wedding this weekend in the sweltering heat when a new alert showed up on my pump. Apparently my pump wasn't happy about the heat either.

Added by Dkinsey on June 4, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments

Add-On to Let Freedom Ring

Oops! There's a problem with inconsistant blogging ... you forget to add clarifying details.

Just a week or so after my post-rehab hospitalization, the doctors finally got around to wanting to remove the port in my chest wall to prevent infection. Went into a doctor's office and, after squirming around [on their part] about not wanting to remove it in the office, they finally did it. The doctor took some of that last blood for testing. Several days later, I get a call from the doctor…


Added by Lois on May 19, 2013 at 3:44pm — 1 Comment

Today, we pushed buttons

Eric has had an insulin pump since he was 2 years old. Many of my anxieties about it have centered on the idea that he might get his little hands on it and press the wrong buttons... because Eric is an inquisitive child, and he loves nothing better than to push buttons. It's hell on our thermostat — I can't begin to describe the number of times the little monkey has turned the heat off, or jacked it up to 75, or down to 58, simply out of his love of button-pushing. That's why he wears his…


Added by Elizabeth on April 7, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

I'm in love with the i-port - it's like a mini-me insulin pump

I've posted this in a few places - and figured - why not here as well - I'm still off the pump since beginning of January - have lost the battle with J&J with the Animas 2020 pump s/w issue (and earlier ones have same issue - as well as the PING believe it or not - read this link to find out more on that story).

So, for now, I've actually got the hang of MDI again - you'd think I'd…


Added by FatCatAnna on March 30, 2013 at 9:00pm — 16 Comments

Should we be buying Energizer stock?


I'm on an Animas ping pump and the battery only lasts about 2 weeks. My last Animas pump lasted longer- I could get at least a month out of it. Has anyone out there discovered which battery works best and how to get more life out of it? I typically use whichever lithium is on sale at cvs.

I have also contacted Animas about the issue- they say 2 weeks is about right. Seriously?! Is the new function of "ping" wasting battery life? Does disabling this function add to… Continue

Added by KittyVonVector on February 2, 2013 at 7:51am — 4 Comments

Insulin Causes Jolly Cheeks

Using an insulin pump and gaining weight

Added by Dkinsey on November 8, 2012 at 7:56am — No Comments

What Diabetes Awareness Month Means to Me

From my blog, The Juice Box Diaries. To see the original post (complete with pictures), go here

For the masses, November =

  • Thanksgiving
  • The 2nd to last month
  • Cold
  • The month to start planning Christmas
  • The official end to Halloween

But for diabetics, November…


Added by Leanne on November 2, 2012 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

What's It Really Feel Like to be High?

This is from my blog The Juice Box Diaries. See the original post to see the pictures that come along with it.

[Vegan BBQ Pizza Picture, see post]

Homemade Vegan BBQ Pizza, recipe later in post!



Added by Leanne on October 20, 2012 at 3:02pm — 8 Comments

6 Months

Hi Guys

I feel bad that I have been gone so long. My pregnancy was very tough. Very tough. I was in the hospital for appointments between my OBGYN and my Endocrinologist 3 days a week. At 7 months, I spent four days in the hospital because of high stress and trouble controlling my sugars. I became…


Added by Kд§$ị (ИσvΔ) on October 12, 2012 at 3:00am — 17 Comments

Something Borrowed: DOC Brides Share Their Diabetes Wedding Tips [Infographic]

Once again, the DOC has managed to amaze me, this time with its many creative tips and tricks on preparing for diabetes on your wedding day. To help any (current or future) brides living with diabetes that might be planning for their big day, we’ve pulled together some of the great tips into a “Something Borrowed” infographic on Discuss Diabetes.…


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on October 10, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Bump in the Night

Check out my new post! And become a follower!

Added by Dkinsey on October 4, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments

Where to wear your insulin pump?

New post on how I wear my pump and some suggestions for how to wear yours. and become a follower!

Added by Dkinsey on September 10, 2012 at 7:56am — No Comments

How I trained for turning 50 - Insulin pump helped!

Here is a link to my latest blog post on

I just celebrated my 50th birthday last month (and 34 years with T1 diabetes). I wanted to do something special to celebrate the big event!

How I got in shape for my 50th birthday

Added by janetmcq on July 24, 2012 at 9:57am — 3 Comments

The Tandem t:slim pump will be available next week

I just got an email from Tandem to say that this super new pump can be ordered starting June 11th.

I just put up a new blog post on the Tandem t:slim. My pump is way past warranty, so I plan to try and get one next week.

Here's a picture of the t:slim that I took recently. It's the first touchscreen insulin pump and smaller than current models. Read …


Added by Bernard on June 8, 2012 at 10:22am — 3 Comments

I just flipped out at a Medtronic CSR

I know what you're saying. What? But you've always been so satisfied with Medtronic's customer service, Elizabeth! What could they have done to drive you to the point of a total meltdown?

Well, this is what.

In February, I put Eric on MaineCare. Because I do not trust Maine's governor, who seems hell-bent on slashing MaineCare to the bone, I maintained his Anthem policy as well, using what's left of my savings to pay the monthly premium. My thinking was that MaineCare…


Added by Elizabeth on April 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

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