Insulin Pump Injection Site Update

When I moved my insulin pump a couple of days ago, I stuck it in my belly fat, and my insulin usage went straight up like 80 units per day. It looks like picking a spot that doesn’t have 31 years of needle scar tissue, along with picking a low fat spot, really reduces the …

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Rethinking Your Insulin Injection Spot

I put my insulin pump back on the other day, after about a year without it, and had a couple of surprises. The first was that I forgot how the thing worked, the second was that I’ve had it for 4 years and the manual was still in the shrink wrap, the third was that …

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Insulin Pumps & Insulin Resistant Diabetics

The reason I don’t use a pump very often is because I’m insulin resistant. When I got my first pump in the 90’s, I was supposed to take 1 unit of insulin for every 2 carbs I ate. Since they don’t have any pumps that you can dial down that tight, I had to do …

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Getting A New Insulin Pump

Just a quick note, when you are getting fitted for a new pump, make sure it’s the newest one out. When I got my first pump, they gave me one that was outdated the next day…. Assholes. The thing cost me thousands of dollars, and the the newer model was already out. The new one …

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Medtronics 522

I have 2 insulin pumps, and don’t really like using either one of them, but if I had the new Minimed 522, I might be willing to give it a try again. This pump comes with a real time blood glucose checking system, that sends you BG to your pump every 10 seconds. If they …

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