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winnie1
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 7/15/2010 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi every one,
 
It is me again.  Has anyone here had a insulin pump.  Can you tell me about your experience with it.
 
Thank you

Phishbowl
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 547
   Posted 7/17/2010 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been through the process of getting the pump a few times but, never actually opted for it. I did have the opportunity to wear a CGMS for 6 days to see what being "hooked up" would be like.

Most D's I know love the freedom from needles that the pump gives. Most have better luck managing their BGLs with the pump's functions like dual wave & square wave bolusing for high carb/fat/protein meals, and suspending insulin for exercise and such. It's all at the push of a button as they say.

Personally, I've never had an issue with carrying my supplies or having to inject 5-7 times a day. I'm extremely active and I'm wee (small boned, 5'3", 112lbs) and prefer to inject than be attached to something. I still use the theory of "think like a pancreas" but, do it with MDI instead of a pump.

The head games, as I call them - carb counting, ratio calculating, BGL testing, etc. - are still the same with a pump as for injections. Both of them are just tools to help manage the 'D' and both require the same level of understanding how your own body/metabolism works.
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus


winnie1
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 9/1/2010 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
 i would love to know the know the name of that organization.  Thank very much
 

Gretta
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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 11/12/2010 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear winnie, there's a special forum where people discuss their life with a pump. Think it would be useful for you: http://www.insulinpumpforums.com/
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