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JEFF123
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 40
   Posted 6/8/2007 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
come on you gyes give me some lip here...you must have herd something about these buggers. Im thinking of getting one, give me your best and worst stories I can take it. yeah

AMM
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 6/8/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think there are a lot of pump users on here. I already told you what I think of the pump in the other thread you started.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.  Shouldn't I be invincible by now?


DawnsDandelions
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 6/9/2007 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi!! :-)

I've been away for a few days but saw your post and thought I'd at least reply. Unfortunately, I won't be much help.

My son has also been recommended for a pump. The doc says that it will give him greater control over his numbers. Considering his A1C was 10.2 last time, we think anything that can help is a wonderful thing.

My son thinks having to have only one injection site every few days beats the 8-10 injections/day that he does now.

Everyone I've talked to says the pump is the best thing for those needing insulin. I've honestly not heard anything bad about them. I know you're not a child, but the Children with Diabetes site has a lot of info. Also, check out the ADA site. And don't forget the pump sites themselves. Of course, the company's will brag on their own products, but the ADA will be honest and up front about it all.

Good luck.

dsstewart
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 6/14/2007 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I was on the pump for approx 2 years. At first it was great... I tested often and kept a real close eye on things A1C was good etc. Then the (NEW SHINNY OBJECT STATUS) wore off. I found myself cheating a lot. My thoughts were I don’t need to test I will just bolus for what i am eating. or just not bolus at being that I am still getting some insulin (some better than none) any way the main thing I did wrong was not test & rely on the pump to do everything which I will not do of course.
So I have gone back to injections as of a week and a half ago and my numbers are much better as I am scared to not test now that I have to do the injections myself and don’t have the magic box on my side. I also hated being tied to something 24/7, sleeping with the pump was not easy for me. I would get tangled up in the hose, roll over and lay on the infusion set just right and it would hurt like heck, while working in my wood shop in my spare time I would snag the infusion set though my shirt & pull it out, or if in my leg I would go to get some change out of my pocket and (ouch! that’s not change, that’s attached.)
Anyway that is my personal experience with the pump. A lot of people have great results with it, I unfortunately did not but I think people should here both sides.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU on whichever way you choose.
Doug
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