You've come to the right place, Steve. Hang on & our more experienced members will be coming soon. (I make a fair welcoming committee, but I'm not on insulin yet, & don't know sic 'em about pumping.)Hi my name is steve. I've had this horrible disease for 20 years this year. I am now on a pump. I have been on the mini med pump for 6 years. I am losing control lows and hi's. I'm struggling to test my sugar even 2 times a day now. I need help.
No matter what, best of luck Steve. We will certainly be rooting for you.Richard157 said:Thanks for giving us an explanation Steve. I see that you have been through a lot. Under those circumstances, anybody would have a very difficult time concentrating on their diabetes. You obviously want to get back on track, or you would not be here now. I am curious about your using U500. A type 1 diabetic would not normally need large amounts of insulin. Are you type 2? Some type 2's on insulin can require large amounts. You may also be a type 1 with insulin resistance. So you are pumping with U500? I have not known anyone who did that.
No matter which type you are, it seems that you do have insulin resistance. I am a type 1 with insulin resistance, so I have to take a type 2 med along with my insulin. I hope you will discuss your situation with an endocrinologist. If he/she agrees that you have insulin resistance, then you should be given an oral med, as well as insulin. That might help you very much.
You're part of a support group again now, you just can't see us! We're the real deal though . . .I was diagnosed a type 2 20 years ago, but my endo said that I have blown my pancreas out. So I am convert. I used to be part of a support group. I wish I could find another one. It's hard when no one around you has this crap disease.