Do Insulin Pumps Lead to Less Insulin Demand?

Since starting on the OmniPod (my first insulin pump)..I'm seeing way better BG levels. I'm not sure, but it also seems that I'm using less insulin per day...please don't say duh

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Comment by Joshua V on March 6, 2009 at 8:48pm
Lol ya i think its just used more effiiciently but i dont really know.. But im down from about 90 units too 40-50 on average.
Comment by Cody Turner on March 6, 2009 at 8:49pm
You are getting a continous dose of insulin so it makes sense that your insulin demand is lower when on a pump. That is one advantage of going on an insulin pump.
Comment by Janice on March 7, 2009 at 8:33am
Thanks you guys...I couldn't believe what I was seeing....this quick. I'm really curious to see what my next A1c is. I have seriously high BP; and need every advantage that I can get. That little white patch in my picture isn't the OmniPod lol...it's a BP patch clonidine. I 've definitely noticed that there's not the up and down roller coaster of highs and lows. This is allowing me to feel a lot better. Now for a BP pump.
Comment by Florian Menninger Jr on March 7, 2009 at 3:06pm
When I started with my Animas 2020 pump with Apidra I noticed after 6 months that my Total Daily Dose averaged 27 Units/month. I switched to Novolog to try it and my Total Daily Dose over the past 3 months is 33 Units/month.

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