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Enquiring on a insulin pump

Discussion in 'Pumping' started by Kayleighsamantha, Apr 25, 2019.

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  1. Kayleighsamantha

    Kayleighsamantha New Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I am new to this forum, I thought I would write on here and see people's thoughts on insulin pumps. I've been T1 for nearly 10 years now and have only ever been on injections. Just wanted to see people's views on moving from injections on to the insulin pump. If people have found managing there diabetes better? If it's more complicated? If anyone has any advice that would be amazing!
     
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  2. everydayupsanddowns

    everydayupsanddowns Moderator

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    There are several pump users on the forum, and by and large most people who go onto a pump seem to stick with it, and find the results are better for them - either in terms of the numbers, or in terms of quality of life.

    Have you looked into NICE criteria (TA 151) which defines who qualifies for pump therapy in the UK.
     
  3. Kayleighsamantha

    Kayleighsamantha New Member

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    Hi mike,

    Thank you for your reply! This is the reason I'm happy I joined this forum as I didn't even know about this at all! I will look into this right now! Thank you
     
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  4. HOBIE

    HOBIE Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kayleigh. I was diagnosed at the age of 3 in the year England Won the World Cup. Can you imagine up to 4 injections a day since then :eek:. Wild Horses would not get my pump off me. I truly "Love My Pump". Nothings perfect but they are the best to date. Good Luck :) & welcome
     
  5. Kayleighsamantha

    Kayleighsamantha New Member

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    Hey! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and reply! Thank you so much for the advice!
     
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  6. SB2015

    SB2015 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kayleigh
    I had replied with info about pumps in your other post.
    Hope it helps
     
  7. Pumper_Sue

    Pumper_Sue Well-Known Member

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    Hello Kayleigh,
    Pumps are fantastic as long as you put the work in you get the result. Bottom line is they are not plug and play. :)
    It can take a few months or more to sort things out once you start pumping so nothing is instant and it can be quite frustrating at times.

    At the end of the day though quality of life is so much better.
     
  8. Paul123

    Paul123 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kayleigh and welcome to the forum. I’ve been using the insulin pump for the last 6 years. I wouldn’t go back to using insulin pens as for me I can manage my blood sugars better on the insulin pump. It does take a bit of time getting used to but well worth it.
     
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  9. Phil65

    Phil65 Well-Known Member

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    MDI for 13 years and pumping for 8, in short I would not go back to MDI! My control is so much better with a pump and couldn’t really achieve the same results on MDI. I have been using Dexcom G6 CGM for the last month and the results are amazing!
     
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  10. FatCatAnna

    FatCatAnna New Member

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    Hey @Kayleighsamantha - I had done MDI for over 40 years (near the end with newer insulins was injecting on average 12/day to get that "purrfect" control ... I called it my "poor man's pump" which in reality ... it is). I started pumping back in 2008, have been through a few pump companies that are available to us (I live in Canada - and thinking of returning to UK since I immigrated to a country where the majority of us pay for our meds/pumps/CGM/etc. if we don't have private / work insurance ... I really would like to spend some of my savings on nonD stuff and more on fun stuff for a change of pace as a taxpayer ).
     
  11. everydayupsanddowns

    everydayupsanddowns Moderator

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    Hello Anna! Welcome to the forum.

    I thought I recognised your name from the old days of Twitter :D

    Good to have you here.
     
  12. HOBIE

    HOBIE Well-Known Member

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    Good luck ! :)
     

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