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Insulin Pumps

  1. Does infusion site location affect the delivery of insulin? My daughter just had a weekend of lows after moving her pump site from her arm to her abdomen. (13 Mar 2018)
  2. My daughter has developed hives at her pump sites. Neither the allergist nor the endocrinologist has any advice. What do you suggest? (17 May 2017)
  3. I know a young girl who experiences radical absorption differences between infusion sites with her Omnipod. Have you experienced this? (9 Jan 2017)
  4. For my son's Omnipod, what duration of insulin action (DIA) do you recommend? (14 Mar 2016)
  5. If a child is on an insulin pump, would they be on an unrestricted diet, meaning that they can eat anything in any quantity and not have complications? (12 Jan 2015)
  6. I use an OmniPod. When I bolus, I feel slight pain. Is this normal? (27 Aug 2014)
  7. During a roller coaster ride, my teen son's Revel pump delivered a maximum bolus dose causing a hypoglycemic seizure. How are the safety features of the Animas Ping and the t:slim? (19 Feb 2014)
  8. Based on user experience, can you advise us about which pump we should get for our five-year-old son? I need one that is both easy for the parent and reliable. (23 Dec 2013)
  9. Do you know anyone using the T-slim pump and do they like it? Since our endocrinologist is not pump savvy, should I look for one who also as an educator and nurse? (16 May 2013)
  10. The endocrinologist has recommended we put our daughter on a pump before she starts kindergarten in the fall. Our daughter is not interested. What are its advantages compared to pens? (30 Apr 2013)
  11. When does the extended dose start working? Is it immediately or one hour after the bolus? (25 Jul 2012)
  12. A young dietitian told my teen son that he can eat whatever he wants because he's on a pump. Does a pump actually give a type 1 diabetic this much freedom? (4 May 2011)
  13. Recently, my son has had two site infections. I use alcohol on his skin before inserting the infusion set, which we change every three days. How can we prevent infections? (21 Apr 2011)
  14. My toddler was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We started her on the OmniPod Pump, but I would like to get a second opinion about what pump is best for a child her age. (29 Mar 2011)
  15. The endocrinologist has agreed to put my daughter on a pump. Which pump brands are most popular? How can I help with her moodiness when her blood sugar is high? (21 Oct 2010)
  16. Should I change endocrinologists to find someone to allow us to switch my son to a pump? (18 Oct 2010)
  17. My son's diabetes team is not supporting my desire to put my son on a pump. Should I push the doctors to change him to pump therapy? (25 Aug 2010)
  18. My teen daughter has been having problems with scar tissue at her pump sites so she has virtually given up on taking care of herself. How can I help her deal with this? (9 Aug 2010)
  19. My grandson's infusion sets come off when he sweats. How can I prevent this? Where can I find a summer camp to accommodate him? (14 Jul 2010)
  20. What cream do you recommend for healing the skin at the pump site? (8 Jun 2010)

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