Aimeee
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Maycri left a comment for Aimeee
"So... what are you going to do about the pump? Are you sticking with MDI?"
May 16, 2012
Aimeee updated their profile
May 13, 2012
Aimeee is now friends with Chris Miller and Maycri
May 13, 2012
Aimeee commented on Aimeee's blog post 'Pump v Shots. Which is best?'
"I know that the pump wont remind me. Not expecting it to. But having it attached, I am more likely to take my insulin, because having it attached would remind my. With the pens, they go in my bag, I am more likely to forget it. My A1c has always…"
May 13, 2012
Matt left a comment for Aimeee
"Thanks for the add! Hope you have a great day!"
May 8, 2012
renka commented on Aimeee's blog post 'Pump v Shots. Which is best?'
"Holger not Bolger ( Sorry my auto spell check did that)"
May 8, 2012
renka commented on Aimeee's blog post 'Pump v Shots. Which is best?'
"You have to be 100% dedicated to the pump and you have to have a really good nurse. If you are n to Bolger is correct. It doesn't remind you to take your bonuses. If your settings aren't right then it's no good. Junk in, junk out. I…"
May 8, 2012
Sam Iam commented on Aimeee's blog post 'Pump v Shots. Which is best?'
"Sorry. I meant Holger not Hogar."
May 7, 2012
Sam Iam commented on Aimeee's blog post 'Pump v Shots. Which is best?'
"Agree with all comments above. Especially Hogar's. The pump is no magic bullet. More of a double edged sword. It can be a convenient, useful tool. It also puts you at greater risk for DKA and can be very expensive. Especially if you lose your…"
May 7, 2012
Lora commented on Aimeee's blog post 'Pump v Shots. Which is best?'
"I am a nurse pump trainer. You cannot imagine how great a pump can be! I have trained so many people and after 10 years of teaching, only one patient got off the pump. It is important to be sure to have your trainer work with you as long as…"
May 7, 2012
Kelly WPA commented on Aimeee's blog post 'Pump v Shots. Which is best?'
"Pumping is not a magic fix to your blood sugar problems. Sadly, people have to learn some of the things that could help them with MDI when they go for pump training. Holger has asked some good questions. I used a pump for about 8 months of my 28…"
May 7, 2012
Holger Schmeken commented on Aimeee's blog post 'Pump v Shots. Which is best?'
"The real question is: why is your current A1c that high? Are you really sure that your basal insulin is covering 24 hours for you? Have you read "think like a pancreas?" to get an understanding of the mechanics of D? Are you really sure…"
May 7, 2012
Chris Miller commented on Aimeee's blog post 'Pump v Shots. Which is best?'
"Another benefit, I think, is when you sit down to eat. With injections, you give your insulin and must eat according to the dosage. If you decide that you want another slice of pizza, you need another shot. With the pump, that's just a simple…"
May 7, 2012
Maycri commented on Aimeee's blog post 'Pump v Shots. Which is best?'
"Me too! but only 8 years for me. I am going to miss the freedom of the injections, and lately I have been actually getting good at not only remembering but getting my dosage right. There are pro's and cons to both. For example with MDI…"
May 7, 2012
Chris Miller commented on Aimeee's blog post 'Pump v Shots. Which is best?'
"I've been on shots for 38 years now. On June 5 I start training on an Animas Ping. I think pumps are a much better system. For one, you don't use any long-acting insulin. Of all the pump users I've talked to, 100% of them prefer a…"
May 7, 2012
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Pump v Shots. Which is best?

So, few weeks ago I was in hospital (DKA yet again) and a doctor was talking to me about the insulin pumps. Id heard of them before, but dont know alot about them. So after reading about them, I think that it would be a good option for me. Something constantly attached would definately remind me to take my insulin. I was just wondering what they are really like? The good points and bad points to them? Or am I just best sticking to giving myself shots 4 times a day? Which do people think are…See More
May 7, 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?
Interact with others who have diabetes.
Date diagnosed
September 24, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
HIGH!!
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
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http://livelovelaught1d.blogspot.com
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Type 1 Diabetic. Struggling to come to terms with it, even after 2 and a half years. Don't have best control of it tbh.

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Pump v Shots. Which is best?

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 6:04am 11 Comments

So, few weeks ago I was in hospital (DKA yet again) and a doctor was talking to me about the insulin pumps. Id heard of them before, but dont know alot about them. So after reading about them, I think that it would be a good option for me. Something constantly attached would definately remind me to take my insulin.

I was just wondering what they are really like? The good points and bad points to them? Or am I just best sticking to giving myself shots 4 times a day? Which do people…

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At 9:46am on May 16, 2012, Maycri said…

So... what are you going to do about the pump? Are you sticking with MDI?

At 8:58am on May 8, 2012, Matt said…

Thanks for the add! Hope you have a great day!

At 7:49pm on May 6, 2012, Robyn said…

Hello and Welcome!

At 10:10am on May 6, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Aimee- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 6:16am on May 6, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 4:07pm on May 5, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Aimeee...
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, 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.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 3:14pm on May 5, 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.

 
 
 

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