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for someone who isn't really well controlled would it be better for a pump or to stay on the pens?

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Moonee Ponds, AUS
I'm a 19 year old type 1 in a bit of a struggle stage as I've had it for about 11 years and don't know what would be best!! I'm usually very good with everything I've just been a little down lately

Elmwood Park, NJ
Go on the pump, I was taking injections all throughout college and I wasn't really taking care of it until I was introduced to the pump. It has lowered down my a1c and it's actually very convenient. Hard to get used to at first but now I can't imagine without it!

Columbus, OH
I would suggest a pump. I was diagnosed at 17 and I am 44 now. I have done both and I am more controlled with the pump. Less shots and you change the site every three days. You still have to test regularly but no shots...dial in a few numbers and done!

Wheeling, WV
I have had better control with a pump

Philadelphia, PA
I'd suggest talking to your endocrinologist. Lot of things you need to consider when making the change. I started pumping 2yrs ago & it's been great but definitely an adjustment

Modesto, CA
I was on the pens and i went to the hospital almost every month i got the pump and been out of the hospital since then :) so I'd say pump

Moonee Ponds, AUS
Thanks everyone for you help! I'm the same**** hospitals seem to be home atm... :( How do I go about getting a pump if I don't really have an endocrinologist ?

Modesto, CA
If ur on Facebook send me a request. U will need an endo because they have to help with the adjustments and the clearence to get one

Moonee Ponds, AUS
Just accepted you! :)

Moonee Ponds, AUS
I'm do nervous to see one tho, I haven't seen one in so long and I wouldn't even no my a1c

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