Insulin pumper saying Hi

MaryPlain

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hello all.

I'm already enrolled in three other diabetes message boards: one is Australian but the other two both have quite a few UK users so hopefully we'll bump into each other here as well.

I've had type 1 for 17 years. I've recently got a pump - I know there aren't too many of us in the UK!

I look forward to joining in many conversations here.
 

Debbie

Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi Guys
I have been diabetic fro 14 years and am getting my pump fitted in 4 weeks? I must say i am a little nervous! Do you reccomend it?:confused:
 

kitemaster

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi

Hello MaryPlain

Welcome to one of the better sites, you will hopefully get to meet some really interesting people in here.

Have a Good Xmas from a another pump user xx:D
 

Heb

Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi Mary

I have been on a pump for 18 months and though it has improved my sugar levels it does take up quite a bit of my time to keep sugar levels that way. Do you record all of your sugar levels, food intake and insulin intake on a spreadsheet? This is the bit I hate as it seems to take so long. My healthcare specialists are very good but they need this info to make adjustments. I do make some of my own adjustments too but they like to know what is going on on a regular basis.
 

rubymurry

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi there and welcome!

I have been on an insulin pump for twelve months now and think it's great. The only down side is that you have to keep records every day regarding insulin doses, basal and bolus, carb amounts, and bg levels. However, it's got to be done to enable my Consultant, to monitor evrything I am doing and the reasons I am doing whatever.. I think you do need the back up, which is wonderful, to get to the goal, of living easily with diabetes!!! I still have the hypos, but hopefully in the future they will be minimal. My quality of life has improved. My night time hypos are almost non existent now, thank good goodness. The daytime levels are improving.
This is a really good site, and some of the things that I had been a little foggy about, due to the input from other diabetics, I have beeen put on the right track. There are still a few issues which I need to resolve, but I feel confident that I will be educated by other people who have been in the same position as myself! Happy that you have joined us!:)
 
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