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Hi all I am getting the pump soon. Been T1 for 18 years any advice and is it a good move pros and cons thanks

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21 Answers
Wonder Lake, IL
I had the Medtronic pump for 5+ years and loved it. Especially when I paired it with the continuous glucose monitor that was synced with it.

Heath Charnock, GBR
Sounds good don't know what pump I will get but that sounds good how many time a day do u test your blood on the pump

Prescott Valley, AZ
****from AUS would be a great person to speak to Hun. She's given some great advice and good luck 😘

Troy, AL
I have had the pump 2 different times. It doesn't work well for me personally. I prefer shots. Sounds weird I know. The pump made me put on 30 pounds. Bad experience for me.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Thanks****:) I have the Medtronics too and I've had mine for 10ish weeks. I find I remember to have my insulin and the contour meter which links is great as it beans your level right to the pump

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I was on Lantus and would find my sugars rapidly drop at times (by half in a few minutes) I've learnt that Lantus works in bursts which caused it. With the pump, my hypo's are more gentle.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Always change your set after breakfast or lunch incase your cannula kinks. I've had this twice, it means you're not getting insulin. After a meal you've already had your mealtime bolus and correction

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
So if your cannula doesn't work, your sugars won't spike as high (this happens quickly) so always a good idea to check a few hours after changing.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
It will take time to work out your basal rates (the base level) so don't be disheartened in the first few days/weeks if your numbers go up as you need less insulin with the pump and your corrections

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
May change too. My A1C went from 13 to 9 (tested 5weejs after my pump) so for me it's made a huge difference already :)

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