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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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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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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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I am considering an insulin-type pump for administering hydrocortisone. Can this be done with martial arts, including grappling, striking, etc?

I am considering an insulin-type pump for administering hydrocortisone. Can this be done with martial arts, including grappling, striking, etc?

Don't be silly: Hi. Sorry, but you're being silly making taking hydrocortisone MUCH tougher than it has to be! I tend to use prednisone instead of hydrocortisone because of more favorable pharmacokinetics. No one would put you on HC in an insulin pump! That's truly absurd unless you're so sick you can't keep things down by mouth. See an endocrinologist who knows how to manage hypopituitarism...you'll be happier! ...Read more

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Can you give 2 types of insulin together in single syringe.. Regular and long lasting?

Can you give 2 types of insulin together in single syringe.. Regular and long lasting?

Only the older types: Insulins n (intermediate-acting) and r (short-acting) can be mixed together in the same syringe immediately before injection (draw up the r first). Newer long-acting insulins like Lantus and levemir, (insulin detemir) and rapid-acting insulins like Humalog and NovoLog can not be mixed in the same syringe, due to their unique properties. Rapid-acting insulins can be mixed with n insulin. ...Read more

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Are there any good resources you would recommend for different types of insulin therapy?

Diabetes resources: The best resource for all topics related to diabetes is the american diabetes association website -- www.Diabetes.Org. The joslin diabetes center in boston is another excellent resource -- www.Joslin.Org. Your best resource, however, is your primary care doctor who can help guide you through the maze of different insulins and your specific needs. ...Read more

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What are some different types of insulin therapy - long acting, nph, ultra short acting?

Different insulins: Long acting insulin=nph/levemir/glargine. These help control sugars when one is not eating since the liver keeps making sugar in between meals. Ultra short acting=rapid analogs=glulisine/lispro/aspart=help control sugars that rise after meals. They are the closest we have in timing profile to natural Insulin action in non-diabetics. ...Read more

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Daughter is type 1 diabetic currently using insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor. Developed a bumpy rash at the site where adhesive is stuck. ?

Daughter is type 1 diabetic currently using insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor. Developed a bumpy rash at the site where adhesive is stuck. ?

Site Problems!: My 16 year old also has Type One diabetes and is using those two devices for management. This could be a contact rash to one of the adhesive, possibly. Try alternating sites and possibly adding in a layer of a different adhesive, Skin Tac, for example. If the area feels HOT or TENDER to touch, then it could be an infection needing antibiotics! ...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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I have been on insulin 14 years and I have had a insulin pump now I ready to go back onbeen type one since I was 14 I was on the pump in my teens?

Please be specific: Sorry, but what is your question? It sounds like you have had experience with an Insulin pump before, but i don't know what you are specifically asking. ...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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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 kids need insulin pumps if they have type 2 diabetes?

Do kids need insulin pumps if they have type 2 diabetes?

With insulin needs: Kids with type 2 diabetes may eventually become Insulin dependent. Under those circumstances an Insulin pump may be an appropriate way to deliver insulin. Your endocrinologist will be very helpful in discussing this with you. ...Read more

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Views on insulin pumps?

Views on insulin pumps?

Good for some: Just like most other aspects of diabetes management there is no "right" answer to whether a pump is good for you. If you need additional flexibility in your Insulin dosing and don't mind being tethered to a device 24 hours a day and your insurance will pay for it then a pump may be a good option. If you are well-controlled on Insulin injections it may not be necessary. Ask your doctors. ...Read more

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I would like some information about insulin pumps..?

Helpful: Insulin pumps are most helpful in type1 diabetics who eat frequently throughout the day, have tendency towards high sugars in the morning due to "dawn phenomenon", and/or are unable to achieve good control despite multiple injections of Insulin daily. The pump provides a "basal" rate of Insulin that can be adjusted throughout the day. You still need to tell it when you eat and how much Insulin to do. ...Read more