I dont think so. Type 2s can use a pump too.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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My Mom is type 1 with a pump. She has the Medtronic one.Does anyone have type 1 and on a insulin pump?
How dangerous are the "bubbles"? Can they kill you? (I scare easily.)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.
Hey Rosa,How dangerous are the "bubbles"? Can they kill you? (I scare easily.)
Also, I don't know what basal rates means, sorry.
Thanks so much for your answer. God bless you alsoHey 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.