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Old 01-13-2012, 06:09   #1
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Does anyone have type 1 and on a insulin pump?

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Does anyone have type 1 and on a insulin pump?
Loads of people here and I think they would be coming online soon. Welcome to the Forum by the way

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I'm a Type II diabetic. One doctor (not a specialist) told me the pumps are for Type I only. Is this true? Also, what criteria must be met to qualify for the insulin pump? I think it would make things a lot more convenient from what I've heard.

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I'm a Type II diabetic. One doctor (not a specialist) told me the pumps are for Type I only. Is this true? Also, what criteria must be met to qualify for the insulin pump? I think it would make things a lot more convenient from what I've heard.

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I dont think so. Type 2s can use a pump too.

As far as the criterion goes, I'll let more experienced people, especially from the US answer this.

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Does anyone have type 1 and on a insulin pump?
My Mom is type 1 with a pump. She has the Medtronic one.

It's pretty cool..you can do different settings for your basal rates thru out the day and night. If you have DP, you can make higher insulin rates in the early AMs. Although one of things you need to keep your eye on is air bubbles in the line. You really need to take the line off from you to to get a good look and see if there's any. We try to check on that before she sleeps and gets up in the morning. If you do that then it's all good.

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I dont think so. Type 2s can use a pump too.

As far as the criterion goes, I'll let more experienced people, especially from the US answer this.
Thanks! I appreciate your input

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My Mom is type 1 with a pump. She has the Medtronic one.

It's pretty cool..you can do different settings for your basal rates thru out the day and night. If you have DP, you can make higher insulin rates in the early AMs. Although one of things you need to keep your eye on is air bubbles in the line. You really need to take the line off from you to to get a good look and see if there's any. We try to check on that before she sleeps and gets up in the morning. If you do that then it's all good.
How dangerous are the "bubbles"? Can they kill you? (I scare easily.)

Also, I don't know what basal rates means, sorry.

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Yes, type 2 patients can use pumps, once they're cleared by their docs and insurance companies. Our member Lloyd is a type 2 pumper, and our mod Pam is too. Might be a struggle getting clearance, but it's possible.




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How dangerous are the "bubbles"? Can they kill you? (I scare easily.)

Also, I don't know what basal rates means, sorry.
Hey Rosa,


No, I don't think it will kill you...they will just give you a high BG.

But we look at the line in the morning and night and sometimes in the day. She's pretty crazy about checking her BGs..Like 10 times a day since she very sensitive to foods and seems to be fluctuating.
We want her to have steady numbers.

If you have a high reading you have to make sure you check the line before you do a correction. You don't want to do a correction if the line you have has air in it.

I wouldn't let any of this scare anyone if they want a pump thu.


The basal rate works like your lantus. It's the insulin you need to survive throughout the day and night if your pancreas no longer works. You can also make a setting for when you're exercising. Like if you're exercising in the evening and you need your insulin rate to be lower for however amount of time you're exercising. It's pretty awesome! Overall, we are pretty happy with the pump.

God Bless you and may your BGs stay steady.

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