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Doctor insights on: Diabetic Diet Plan For Insulin Pump Users

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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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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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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

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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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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 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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A trip and am diabetic. What do I do with my insulin pump and transmitter while on the plane?

No change: To be safe, i'd have a doctor's note but you should be able to wear your pump & carry it on the plane without problems. I would show the agent the pump, then walk through screening. They are trained to know what it is. You can use the same pump settings while on plane. 1 study came out in 2011 stating you might get a 0.623% increase in insuin delivery because of the altitude but that's nothing. ...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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I know a young person who is diabetic. Is there a site available for an insulin pump for him?

I know a young person who is diabetic. Is there a site available for an insulin pump for him?

See the doctor: There is a process to go through to get an Insulin pump. My recommendation is for him to see his doctor for a referral to a pump educator. He can then learn the pros and cons from all the pumps. Then he can make an informed decision about which is best for him. ...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

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. Vikram Patel
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Diabetic Diet (Definition)

Healthy diabetic eating includes limiting foods that are high in sugar eating smaller portions, spread out over the day being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat eating a variety of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day eating less fat limiting your use of ...Read more