Hello, new here. Type 1 diabetic.

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/31/2006 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello.  I have had type 1 diabetes since I was 10 years old.  I am now 37.  I am currently taking 4 injections a day of lantus and apidra.  I will soon be going on the insulin pump.  It should be here in the next week.  I'm pretty excited and a bit nervous!

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 12/31/2006 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HealingWell. We have a few members on the pump and they are doing well. If you have pump questions please start a new topic and use the word "Pump" in the subject. Someone should be along soon then to answer any questions you have.
~ Jeannie

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- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

New Member

Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 1/1/2007 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy New Year everyone. I have
found myself being very reflective
in the past couple of days. You know,
the usual New Year's Eve thoughts
about the past year and the one
just ahead. There is way too much
"every day stuff" to deal with,so who
needs to add more stress by making
some resolution(s) to stick to. With
diabetes, we have to be resolved
every day to be mindful of our food
and med intake and persistant with
our exercise routine. This year, why
don't we simplify and just resolve to
take care of ourselves. That's a noble
cause and nothing is more important.
Just a little baby-step improvement each
day. I want to wish all of my 'forum friends'
a safe,happy and healthy New Year. Come
here for the support and give some when
you can. It's a big help chatting and
reading posts from folks who are out
there going through the same battle.
Keep up the good work,all and thanks!
think happy thoughts and stay strong.

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 406
   Posted 1/2/2007 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
That'a a GREAT idea, Walker ... *I* will be my own New Year's Resolution!
Cheers -


age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 1/4/2007 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   

My husband is type one and has been for 25 years maybe a little longer!  He went on the pump about 2 years ago and he would not have it any other way.  Better control of blood sugar levels and feeling great! 

He was very nervous at first too but it went away quickly!  Had a few lows in the beginning but it is no where as bad as when he was taking shots!  Learn what your insulin resistance is and you should be fine with a good diet and exercise!!! 

Good luck and I wish you the best!  I am sure you will love it as well! 

Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 1/4/2007 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there!

Just to let you know, my 15-year-old niece is on the pump and is able to achieve a normal A!C level, (5.0). Hard to believe. Her readings are better than mine as a type 2 taking Byetta, Metformin, and Actos.

I feel sure you'll enjoy great control too!


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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 1/6/2007 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, my pump arrived yesterday. Now I just have to wait for the nurse to come and teach me how to use it. The past couple days I have been reading the book "Pumping Insulin". I have a lot to learn in the next few days. I have been attaching it to my clothes even though I am not connected yet. Just trying to find where I am most comfortable putting it and getting used to a constant companion.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.  Shouldn't I be invincible by now?

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 406
   Posted 1/6/2007 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   

I hope the pump works for you! I have two young friends in the elementary school where I teach that use the pump. It works incredibly well for both of them and gives them both better control AND a much more active normal "kid life."
Cheers -


age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise

New Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 1/10/2007 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been on a pump for about 11 years.  I'm 29 and was diagnosed at 17.  You'll love it.  :-)  

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 1/10/2007 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Hiya, I have been diabetic for 25 years - started on the pump a year ago.  It is a lot of work in the beginning, but soon becomes second nature.  The only real highs I get right now is when there is a delivery problem with the insulin (tubing or something).  Anyway, stay positive and you will love it.

I would be interested in hearing from other pump users about how they troubleshoot when highs occur.


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