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Insulin Pumps

Insulin Pumps

Two months ago, my doctor determined that I am a Type 1 diabetic. I was on long acting insulin at night and since that appointment had fast acting insulin added to my day. I met with my Diabetes Educator yesterday to get information about insulin pumps and I'm still torn on what to do. We talked about the Tandem pump and the OmniPod. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or advice on either one or pumps in general. I just don't know what to do! I also have no idea what the coat isโ€ฆ read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Sorry I wasn't on yesterday but I am a type 2, but I was diagnosed young with it. I was only 17, but still type 2. ๐Ÿ™‚

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thank you! Been super busy, long hours, but I enjoy it. Still in training but will probably be by myself Thursday. I'm imaging checks after the tellers process them right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

We have a few type 1 diabetics in here whom I hope they see this post so they can help you out.

I believe a few of our type 2 also use an insulin pump

@A DiabetesTeam Member knows a few things when it comes to insulins, maybe he would be able to explain them to you if he has information on them.

Type 1 diabetes (which is an autoimmune disease where the body destroys the pancreas, hence requiring insulin to treat)this makes this a little more complicated then just changing diet as contrary to us type 2's where diet can play a major role

@A DiabetesTeam Member is also a type 1 diabetic and so is @A DiabetesTeam Member those are the ones I can think of right off the bat, I am sure there are others in here also who can maybe help you out.

Pharmacist can also help out, most are trained for diabetes advice, they are the ones dispensing medications so they are required to know everything and anything about the medications they distribute. Doctors have guidelines they follow when it comes to choosing prescriptions, so some know just the basics of the medications compared to a pharmacist. I myself discuss with my pharmacist when new medications come on board as I have 13 allegies to different classes of medications and twice my pharmacist caught on and called my doctors to switch medications or taking the one prescribed could have landed me in ER. Pharmacist can be a great resource.

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Heyyy congrats on the new job hope all is goin well with that n keep us updated on how its all goin with the job....sending positive vibes your way my friend....โ˜บ๏ธ

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi Nan22, just got a new job.. I started working last week. Otherwise not really. Hope you have a great day!

posted 3 months ago
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