Two questions.... Fatigued & favorite pump

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/2/2006 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new to this sight, kind of excited about it. I've been diabetic for 17 years now, and I've done okay with it but in the last month or so I've been utterly fatigued. I've had blood work-ups done, not showing anything too off balance. I'm on meds for high bloodpressure and low thyroid but those are under control. I can't seem to kick it. Does anyone have similar symptons? If so, any luck with figuring it out??

Also, I'm getting an insulin pump in July - what are some opinions on ease of use, (user-friendly and simple) etc.

Any input would be appreciated!! yeah

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 6/3/2006 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell. Glad to make a new friend, but not for the reason that we share diabetes. Have some questions for you so we can help:

Type 1 or Type 2? Usual morning fasting glucose? Exercise plan? Food plan carb or calorie numbers? Meds and supplements you usually take?

Fill in the blanks and we will try to come up with some answers for you. Sometimes it's something as simple as stress at work or in a relationship... Sometimes it's a need for more exercise... Sometimes it's a need for more lab tests or a change in meds...

I myself do not use a pump so I will have to wait for a pump user to help you there.

Hope we can help you.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 6/4/2006 9:56:52 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 6/5/2006 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   

Witn a pump only one type of insulin is used - so the estimations and guessing on peak times are pretty much eliminated . The ease and comfort as opposed to taking five shots a day is recommendable to anyone considering a pump . Sure there is fear of something new and unknown but I have had a pump for four years and have never regretted the change .

As for the fatigue , I felt better within days of firts using it . But your fatigue may be someting else - I am not a doctor . Never had a fatigue problem .

Been using a Minimed pump , just got a new one ( upgrade) and awaiting the nurse / instructor's directions before use .

The pump is so much easier .  

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/5/2006 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input.
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