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Are there dietary restrictions for type 1 diabetics who have insulin pump?

Are there dietary restrictions for type 1 diabetics who have insulin pump?

Same as others w DM: Being on a pump does not change what ones diet should be. You should be on the same carb controlled diet as any diabetic. It does however give you the ability to take the appropriate amount of Insulin for the amount of carbs your having. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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My wife is type 1 diabetic she is on an insulin pump this morning it quit how do we manage until new one only have novolg to be able to sleep?

My wife is type 1 diabetic she is on an insulin pump this morning it quit how do we manage until new one only have novolg  to be able to sleep?

Lantus/Levemir: Either of these insulins can be used in lieu of basal pump insulin. They don't peak. Please call her doctor before the office closes to see if theyll prescribe and appropriate instructions to use for her. The doctor may have other protocols to follow as well. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking Dianabol as a type 1 diabetic? I take ~70 units of novolog per day through an insulin pump and my A1c is 6.2

What are the side effects of taking Dianabol as a type 1 diabetic? I take ~70 units of novolog per day through an insulin pump and my A1c is 6.2

Is this what u want?: I'm extremely glad that you are this savvy about your diabetes and want to manage it. If your are getting methandrostenolone illegally for bodybuilding, let your physician know anyway. Anabolic steroids have a complex interplay with your natural hormones. Why not opt for natural bodybuilding instead? Most women prefer it and you're not a cheater or lawbreaker. ...Read more

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Do you have to be type 1 diabetic to use insulin pump?

Do you have to be type 1 diabetic to use insulin pump?

No: Type 2 diabetics who are Insulin dependent can be put on the pump as well. Dr kurzweil review: it is true that it may be possible, but unlikely. Type 2 diabetics should be controllable with good persistent medical care--nutritional, weight reduction, medication, exercise, if necessary a long-acting Insulin once daily, perhaps added short acting. A clinical expert endocrinologist could rx c pump. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of an insulin pump? Does it keep a diabetic type 1 insulin in better check? No other health problems.

What are the pros and cons of an insulin pump?  Does it keep a diabetic type 1 insulin in better check?  No other health problems.

appropriate for some: Insulin pump is a great tool to control both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and it is commonly used. However, not all patients are candidates for the Insulin pump. The only way to know is to have a discussion with your physician about your appropriateness for an Insulin pump. ...Read more

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Does a type 1 diabetic (40 years old) need an insulin pump?

Insulin pump: If you can afford it, an insulin pump is currently the best for you. You will be trained carefully regarding its use. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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What determines the use of an insulin pump by a type 2 diabetic?

Patient and doctor: If a patient has insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes, the decision to use a pump is up to the patient and physician. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic join the marines if he has an insulin pump?

Can a diabetic join the marines if he has an insulin pump?

Generally, no: Any kind of diabetes is disqualifying for military service. Read more here: http://tinyurl.Com/ceq9hp under endocrine and metabolic disorders. It is possible to apply for a waiver, but i strongly doubt one would be granted for someone with type 1 diabetes, or on a pump. The marines would probably be the least likely service to accept anyone with any kind of pre-existing medical condition. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my diabetic girlfriend says because she is on a insulin pump the contraceptive pill is ineffective?

What do you suggest if my diabetic girlfriend says because she is on a insulin pump the contraceptive pill is ineffective?

Uh, no: Hi. I don't want to cause a problem between you and your girlfriend, but that's absolutely incorrect. Does she want a baby? It wouldn't be the first time a woman stopped taking her BCP without telling her partner with the purpose of conceiving and blamed a pregnancy on that darn pill. I'm not accusing, but insulin therapy does NOT inactivate BCPs. ...Read more

Dr. Roshani Sanghani
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Insulin Pump (Definition)

Insulin pumps is a convenient way to give insulin. The Insulin is in a reservoir and gets pumped through a needle into the skin nearby. You can program it to give a variable basal rate, and you tell it how much Insulin to give with meals. However, the pump does not measure glucose. You still need to do this. The Insulin pump is good for type 1 diabetics who are motivated to ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more