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Can a 7yo have an insulin pump?

Can a 7yo have an insulin pump?

YES: Generally, age isn't a limiting factor by itself. Our center uses Insulin pump therapy in infants if necessary. ...Read more

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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


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Can you tell me how having an insulin pump may decrease the chance of a diabetic having a diabetic emergency?

Can you tell me how having an insulin pump may decrease the chance of a diabetic having a diabetic emergency?

It helps: But does not prevent diabetic complications. One must be dedicated and have a good understanding of the disease, when used correctly and with the guidance of an endocrinoologist glucose control is maintained within a tight range preventing the premature onset of complications, . ...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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Will an insulin pump be a good idea for my grandpa?

Lifestyle: Hi. Insulin pumps don't do anything for control you can't do with a good non-pump regimen (e.g., Lantus, (insulin glargine) and Humalog/Novolog/Apidra) before each meal. Pumps don't do anything magic. You still have to test BG frequently and TELL the pump what to do. I wish you Grandpa the best. ...Read more

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Can a magnet damage an insulin pump?

Can a magnet damage an insulin pump?

Possibly: There have been reports of magnetized cell phone cases causing pumps to malfunction. Medtronic's (maker of minimed line of pumps) site recommends that pumps be removed for mris. ...Read more

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Im looking for a doctor that can give me a prescription for a diabetic insulin pump im covered by Medicaid and need the pump urgent?

Prescription: Unless I am mistaken, at your age you have type 2 diabetes and you don't need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse practitioner to help you get rid of diabetes. Will take some time to get fully under control but certainly better than an insulin pump. You might not even need insulin. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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What happens if someone has had diabetes for 24 years and have retinopathy .could they get an insulin pump from the diabetes clinic ?

What happens if someone has had diabetes for 24 years and have retinopathy .could they get an insulin pump from the diabetes clinic ?

Insulin pump: There are lots of ways you can get an insulin pump. You don't need to wait until you have retinopathy and insurance may cover it. But it is not necessarily the answer for diabetes. Although the pump infuses insulin, you still need to test your own glucose.... many times per day. You still need to count carbs, and tell the pump what to do. Talk to your diabetes doctor. ...Read more

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Where can I find an insulin pump?

Insulin pump: Most Primary Care doctors and Endocrinologists get visits from Pharmaceutical company reps and they often leave "pumps" to show to you. Every one will tell you which one is better than the others, but that is your choice. All pumps are excellent and they are improving over time. Pumps are most often used in type 1 diabetes and that is the best way to go. The new systems will improve with time. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get an insulin pump without a endocrinologist recommendation?

Is there a way to get an insulin pump without a endocrinologist recommendation?

Yes: Any physician can order one but that's not recommended. It requires careful monitoring and adjustment at times. An endocrinologist is most experienced in this and so it's best to go to one in order to get the pump in the first place. ...Read more

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Can we serve a normal food to a diabetic taking insulin injection twice a day?

Yes: As long as the carbohydrates are accounted for in giving the injection of Insulin the person with Insulin requiring dm will do fine. ...Read more

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Will i get the same result with an air pump as I do with a penis pump?

Will i get the same result with an air pump as I do with a penis pump?

No : No these are 2 different types of treatments for ed. The "air" vacuum pump may be used for 30 min and engorges the penis with the use of a band at the base of the penis. The penis is firm due to the suction of the vacuum device. The penile prosthesis gives a very hard more natural erection. This is totally enclosed with the pump in the scrotum and no limit on the time of erection. ...Read more

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How often does an insulin pump need to be removed?

How often does an insulin pump need to be removed?

Usually every 3 days: If you are referring to the plastic catheter tube that delivers Insulin from the pump, and is inserted under the skin --- then this Insulin pump site should be changed in most patients every 3 days. Leaving this in longer can lead to lipodystrophy (fat pad) which prevents effective Insulin absorption, and can also lead to skin infections. ...Read more

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Could you build a tolerance to insulin as a diabetic?

Could you build a tolerance to insulin as a diabetic?

Yes: In fact that is one of the issues in treatment especially of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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If you have a low cpeptide and insulin level would an insulon pump help with highs and lows?

It may..: Low cpeptide suggests that your body is not making enough Insulin and so providing your body with Insulin via a pump or injections may help better regulate your sugar. The pump provides better control because it provides a constant preset-levels as well as meal coverage better than injections can. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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When after being diagnosed with diabetes do you have to wait to get an insulin pump?

When after being diagnosed with diabetes do you have to wait to get an insulin pump?

Depends: There is not set time for getting an Insulin pump. It can be started at anytime during the course of diabetes if you and your doctor deem it appropriate. ...Read more

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My doctor will not perscribe me an insulin pump for my type 1 diabetes due to having medicare. I need a pump because I am legally blind and can't well?

My doctor will not perscribe me an insulin pump for my type 1 diabetes due to having medicare. I need a pump because I am legally blind and can't well?

Find a new doctor: Medicare requires that you have a fasting C-peptide test performed or have a + GAD antibody screen. Go to: http://www.tandemdiabetes.com/ or www.medtronic.com. Ask which doctors in your area prescribe insulin pumps. They will be happy to direct you to the best local pump doctors. Dont give up! ...Read more

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If I am an insulin dependent diabetic, how can I sign up for a pancreas transplant?

If I am an insulin dependent diabetic, how can I sign up for a pancreas transplant?

Call local center: There are two common indications for a pancreas transplant: 1. A commitment to lifelong immunosuppresion for another organ transplant in a type 1 diabetic (usually a kidney for diabetic nephrology, but liver and lung have been done as well) or 2. Very poorly controlled type 1 diabetes despite optimized medical care. This usually requires documented episodes of hypoglycemia unawareness. ...Read more

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If you have a pump, can you also have a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?

If you have a pump, can you also have a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?

Yes if you mean LVAD: If by pump you mean left ventricular assist device (lvad), then yes you can have a pacemaker/icd, and most people that require a lvad already have an icd. ...Read more

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Will physicians put a diabetic on an insulin pump if she's pregnant?

Will physicians put a diabetic on an insulin pump if she's pregnant?

Depends: Depends on the individual case but Insulin pump is not contraindicated in pregnancy. Pregnancy is a state of flux so it's unlikely that a doctor will start a pregnant patient on an Insulin pump but it can be done with the right team and circumstances. ...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