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03/10/2008 03:14 PM

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amy23450
 
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I am 32 and have been diabetic since I was 9 yrs old, I have 4 children(2 are my biological children, and I am helping my husband raise his 2 children) I am on an insulin pump and have been fr the last year and a half, as long as I have been diabetic I am still learning new things all the time, I an open to and advice/suggestions.
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03/10/2008 04:40 PM
carmen33
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hey Amy welcome to the group, how is the pump working out for you? I have heard about it, but never have had to use it..

If you haven't checked it out yet, we have a recipe exchange here for lots of good recipes, and if you have some you would like to share you are more than welcome to do so, also as you browse the other posts in the group, you will find a lot of good links that Earle one of our members have added, if you have any you would like to share we would appreciate them too...


03/10/2008 04:51 PM
amy23450
 
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Thanks I will go check them out, I am forever looking for something new. It is working a lot better then the shot did, because I am getting insulin all the time, I love it, it has different fitures like it counts carbs and tells me how much insulin to take.

03/10/2008 05:07 PM
carmen33
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that is wonderful, should make it easier for you to keep your numbers in control with proper eating..

03/10/2008 05:40 PM
amy23450
 
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it really does all except sick days and I have had a lot of those lately, but it again it helps control those more then the shot did, you should really check into it, I use Animas.

03/11/2008 02:43 AM
carmen33
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Sorry to hear about the sick days, those can mess with you bad.. so far I am not having to use insulin, but I know the day is coming..

03/12/2008 10:12 AM
Sheri
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I love the pump. All three of my kids are on the medtronic paradigm brand. It brings the spontaneity back. The twins have been pumping for 6 years now and my eldest for 2.

Amy, just curious but how did your pregnancies go with your two bio kids? Were you pumping at the same time?

Sheri


03/12/2008 11:27 AM
amyc23450
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I didn't have the pump with my 2 kids, but in 2005 is when I went on the pump the 1st time I was pregnant for the 4th time and mad it to 4 months and then lost her, it really helped a lot being on the pump not only for the control but for the convenience because I was up to 12 shots a day.

03/12/2008 12:11 PM
Sheri
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I'm so sorry. That must have been tough.

The reason I put my twins on the pump was due to the night time sugars. We kept trying new cocktails of insulins but couldn't prevent the highs and lows. Finally they went on the pump and ta da! I has been great ever since. The only thing I don't like is when they have a clogged site...the highs get so high before they notice.


03/12/2008 12:21 PM
amyc23450
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I had the night time hihs as well, and I havn't had that problem with the clogged site yet, I do have a problem with site placement, I can't put it just anywhere, but for the most part I love it.
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