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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.

Goodnight to you all and God bless :)
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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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.
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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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Hello, Brittany, welcome! I have been type 1 for 66 years and am very healthy. My pumping began in 2007, with the Minimed 522 pump. Do you have any particular questions about pumping?

Rosa, many type 2 diabetics use a pump. Shanny mentioned Lloyd, one of our members here. When his diabetes was no longer responding well to medications, he started using insulin, which helped very much. He still had a lot of high blood sugar in the mornings and could not seem to get that under control. His doctor approved of his using a pump. With his pump he used varying basal rates throughout the night, with higher and higher rates as the night progressed. With trial and error he fund the combination of basal rates that gave him very good numbers in the morning. His pump has enabled him to have excellent control. I know several other type 2 pumpers with similar situations. Pumping has greatly improved their control. They still have insulin resistance and therefore need to continue taking Metformin.

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Hi Brittany! I am Type 1 on a pump. What questions do you have?

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I am also a Type 1 on a pump since 2006. I have the Medtronic Revel 723 and use Novolog. I rarely have any trouble what ever with air in the lines IF I pay attention to when I am filling the reservoir.
 
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Hi Petra

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.

Petra
Thanks so much for your answer. God bless you also :)
 
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