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Doctor insights on: Types Of Insulin Pumps

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Are there different types of insulin pumps?

Are there different types of insulin pumps?

Yes: There are many companies making different pumps. Some have tubes, other are tubeless. They come in different colors, size and shape. Talk to your doctor for a referral to a pump nurse and he/she can lay out all the pumps for you and discuss each pump's pros and cons. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Can glucagon injection treat all types of glycogen storage disease?

Can glucagon injection treat all types of glycogen storage disease?

No: Glycogen storage disease are rare genetic disorders associated with a defect in processing glycogen. Some forms can be treated by eating simple sugars (corn starch), some have no particular treatment. I am not aware of glucagon being used in any of these disorders. ...Read more

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Is insulin pump good for all types of diabetes?

Is insulin pump good for all types of diabetes?

Approve for both: Both type 1 and type 2 diabetics can be put on an Insulin pump, however, it is not the messiah of diabetes care. You get out what you put into it. If used correctly, it can significantly change your quality of life and control of diabetes. However, if you are using it simply as a glorified Insulin dispenser, then it will disappoint you. Not everyone is a candidate for an Insulin pump. ...Read more

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Omnipod insulin delivery system versus other insulin pumps, what's the difference?

Omnipod insulin delivery system versus other insulin pumps, what's the difference?

Patch pump: Hi. Omnipod is a "patch pump", meaning the pump attaches directly to your skin every 3 days, and there is no tubing attaching the pump to the infusion site like there is in traditional insulin pumps. There are plusses and minuses to both types of pumps, and neither type does anything for control you can't do with multiple daily injections using analog basal and bolus insulins. CGM is more vital. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of insulin pump?

See below: Risk: pump malfunction, insertion site infection. Benefits: you always have Insulin with you (no "surprise" meals with no Insulin cause you didn't plan ahead), can take Insulin for snacks without another injection, can decrease Insulin during/after exercise to avoid lows, you can have Insulin delivered more slowly for a meal that takes longer to digest (dual wave bolus), more. ...Read more

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Which are some pros and cons of an insulin pump?

Which are some pros and cons of an insulin pump?

Lifestyle: Hi. Pumps are purely a lifestyle decision. All the cost & technology of a pump can't do anything for your control you can't do just as well with Lantus (insulin glargine) & Novolog/Humalog/Apidra. You have to test your BG just as much. To me, a CGM is far more beneficial for control, and if it comes to one to the other (pump vs. CGM), I say CGM hands down. The only CGM worth having is Dexcom. The Medtronic CGM sucks ...Read more

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Are many endocrinologists putting patients on insulin pumps?

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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What are the different types of diabetes mellitus?

What are the different  types of diabetes mellitus?

Type 1&2: Type 1 diabetes is where your body makes antibodies against the pancreas and you eventually stop making insulin. It usually presents in young children and teens. Type 2 diabetics make tons of Insulin but they jane an Insulin resistance problem and just keep making more insulin. The eventual problems like eyesight loss heart disease, loss of blood supply to legs, kidney disease are the same. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of an insulin pump?

What are the benefits of an insulin pump?

Stabilize levels: Insulin is used to treat type 1 diabetes (sometimes in young people--juvenile dm). An Insulin pmp allows the diabetic to avoid wide fluctuations in bld sgr keeping fasting @90, an hour after eating < 160, and return to @100 in 2 hrs. Eating 5 small meals per day, drinking adequate fluids, being relaxed while eating, mild daily exercise...Is ideal for anyone. That's less than 1% of americans. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of insulin resistance in diabetic?

Increased insulin: Insulin resistance means that the cells are less sensitive to Insulin - so it takes more Insulin keep the blood sugar down than normal. So, symptoms would be of hyperinsulinemia or hyperglycemia if the blood sugar is not controlled. ...Read more

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What are the precautions of an insulin pump?

What are the precautions of an insulin pump?

Plan ahead: Things can and do go wrong with an Insulin pump sometimes, so plan ahead for these. Infusion sites can fail if the catheter becomes kinked, or the tip comes out. Keep an extra infusion set with you at all times. Occasionally, the electronics of the pump fail, so keep a written copy of your pump settings with you. For the most part, pumping is very safe, but be prepared for emergencies! ...Read more

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What are some dosages of insulin for type one diabetes?

What are some dosages of insulin for type one diabetes?

30-70 units per day: Usually in the range of 0.4 to 0.6 units/kg/day. ...Read more

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Can leptin hormone of fat cells treat type 1 diabetes?

Can leptin hormone of fat cells treat type 1 diabetes?

No: High leptin levels signify leptin insensitivity - becomes inflammatory marker. Instead if you have diabetes taking chromium supplements 6000mcg per day -as 2000mcg three times a day helps with weight loss fish rich food helps body respond to leptin again. ...Read more

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What are effects of insulin resistance on body with pcos?

What are effects of insulin resistance on body with pcos?

Many: Insulin resistance usually comes along or preceeds the metabolic syndrome which comes with low hdl(good cholesterol) and high triglecerides, after some time your resistance increases and you might develop type 2 diabetes. The changes in your circulation(small vessels) will cause hardening and hypertension to be followed by protein in your urine and high blod pressure. ...Read more

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Diabetics control of blood sugar differs from athletes vs non-athletes?

Diabetics control of blood sugar differs from athletes vs non-athletes?

Not really: Control means keeping the blood sugar normal. Athletes burn more calories and may be able to eat more and use less medication. ...Read more