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I have been diagnosed since the 5th grade I'm now 18 and my doctor wants me to look into the pump .. How do you feel about it ?!

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57 Answers
Stoke-on-Trent, GBR
my brother is 4, he was diagnosed before he was 1. we havent been given that option yet but i think when hes older its quite a good idea

Fort Smith, AR
I've been insulin dependent since I was a teen ( 32 years ) & have been on a pump for 15 plus years & love it. I haven't been in the hospital since I started the pump. My A1C runs between mid 5's to low 6's. You have so much more freedom with meal times & just feel so much better on it. Try a Medtronic pump because in my book they are the best but of course it's the only type I've had. Good luck

Magnolia, DE
I am type 1. Brittle diabetic. Fasting bg's were bad. I had to take so much lantis to control the night that I had to feed my insulin all day. With the pump and continuous BGM I get alerts over 250 and below 90. And am in much better shape. I have even gotten my A1C's normal. It makes my life just like the non-diabetics. Very seldom to I peak or drop. LOVE it. My techpancreas!

Ingleburn, AUS
I have been a T1 for 17 years and on injections. Doctors have mentioned a pump to me a few times, but I just don't feel the need, plus I don't want something permanently attached to me. I have good control still a1c are 5.9 so think I go okay without it. If you are struggling with control you may want to look into it though. I think if it would benefit then go for it :) but if you have good control then it's an option not a necessity.

Knoxville, TN
I have been T1 for over 23 years and 19 years on a pump. I love it!! I have taken a pump vacation for 1 year but decided I wanted to go back. You can have multiple basal rates. 6 different ones in 24 hrs. Also can have separate basals for different times of the month. Very flexible especially if you are very active.

Tempe, AZ
I love my pump and would highly suggest it.

Worcester, MA
A life saver for a diabetic The wireless Omni pod my son been on since age 2, he's 9 now. It's the best thing for a diabetic

Worcester, MA
Plus the fact it's wireless

Osseo, MN
I love my pump I've had it for 6 months and have had no problems with it.

Windradyne, AUS
Pump is amazing!!!

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