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Hi everyone, any advice on insulin pump? I'm choosing between omnipod and slim. I wanna know if these pumps can hold fast acting insulin and low acting insulin at the same time.

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 1986.
Seattle, WA
Hey Yuting, all insulin pumps only use one kind of insulin (rapid). You might want to see if there's a pump class available at your clinic that will show you different pumps and go over their features.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Seattle, WA
Hi****thanks for your reply. That means I'll only use the rapid insulin if I use a pump? And it will adjust the dose automatically?

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1986.
Seattle, WA
The pump works by constantly dripping tiny doses of rapid insulin into your body. That is you basal which acts like a long acting insulin, instead of 1-2 shots of slow releasing insulin you get a constant drip. Then you can adjust how much more you will need during certain times of the day. When you eat, you will need to enter the amount of carbs into the pump and the pump will figure out how much insulin to give you, depending on your carb:insulin ratio. There are many other features of a pump, and every pump is a little different. Some are more automated.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1986.
Seattle, WA
I highly recommend you talk to your endocrinologist about getting a pump. There is a lot to learn and most clinics offer classes to teach you all the functions.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Seattle, WA
My doctor gave me a couple of options and I narrowed it down between omnipod and slim. I feels like more people are using slim, but I think I'll like omnipod since it's tubeless

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1986.
Seattle, WA
You can always try and see how you like it. The Omnipod isn't automated yet. I believe the next version (not out yet) will be synced up with the Dexcom sensor and then will be able to make some decisions for you. I'm not sure about the Slim. I don't think it's integrated with the Dexcom yet either but soon.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Seattle, WA
Thank you****:)

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.
Cedar Park, TX
Hi Yuting, Be aware with the Tslim! I tried and they only give you 30 days to return If you aren't happy with the pump but from the moment you purchased! so after getting trained by a representative there is not much time left for you to try it.. It's a good pump but If you are okay with tubing, I wasn't and also priming takes a while and It was a headache for me! Omnipod is a great concept specially for people on the go.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1992.
Oviedo, FL
Going off of what****said, the rep promises tandem is flexible on the trial period but when you try to say you don't like it they are not! Sounds like we had the same issue. I received pump waited 2 weeks for training and decided 3 weeks later I didn't like it. Really felt like I was lied to.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1992.
Oviedo, FL
Can't go wrong with Animas pump with a Dexcom!

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