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Insulin Pumps from 1998

  1. I was thinking about going on an insulin pump because at my last doctor's visit my HbA1c was 10.5. What do you think? (28 Dec 1998)
  2. My niece is seven years old. Is she a good candidate for insulin by mouth or better yet, insulin pump? (24 Dec 1998)
  3. I am 12 years old and about three weeks ago I was diagnosed. Is there anyway that I could try out the insulin pump? (28 Nov 1998)
  4. I use an insulin pump with Regular insulin. I was wondering if I could use the new fast acting Humalog insulin. (22 Nov 1998)
  5. What do you think about the pump? (11 Nov 1998)
  6. My son of almost 4 has type 1. How old must he be before he can start using an insulin pump? (7 Nov 1998)
  7. I am going to start using an insulin pump. My doctor says for me to decide between Minimed or Disetronic. Which is the best? (29 Oct 1998)
  8. I've been on the insulin pump for 2 months now. After nearly every time I eat I have been hypoglycemic! (28 Oct 1998)
  9. Now this past month and a half, I've been using an insulin pump. I am taking 2/3 less insulin per day. (19 Oct 1998)
  10. I'm going on a two week vacation to Ethiopia in 6 weeks. I'm also going on an insulin pump in one week. (10 Oct 1998)
  11. I am 12 years old, and I am interested in an insulin pump. (30 Sep 1998)
  12. I'm 13 years old and I'm looking for a pump. (29 Sep 1998)
  13. Are there any ways to help pay for the pump? I am fighting with the insurance companies and not getting very far. (15 Sep 1998)
  14. I am interested in my boy getting an insulin pump but seems to me there would be a greater chance for low sugars with one. (9 Sep 1998)
  15. In the case of a diabetic who is "brittle," do you think an insulin pump is appropriate? (29 Aug 1998)
  16. My son is 7 years old. His HA1c is always deteriorating. I am inquiring if I can put him on the insulin pump. (18 Aug 1998)
  17. I would like to know how much more effective the pump is in avoiding future complications. (15 Aug 1998)
  18. Where is there a diabetes site that has real life stories on pros and cons of Insulin Pumping? Especially for kids? (13 Aug 1998)
  19. I have an 11 year old son who was diagnosed with diabetes several months ago. We are considering pump therapy. (25 Jul 1998)
  20. My son is two and I am curious to find out if and at what age the insulin pump would be appropriate for him. (13 Jul 1998)
  21. I am interested in a pump, but I am extremely active and am afraid the pump might get in the way. (19 Jun 1998)
  22. I use an insulin pump. How likely is a coma due to high or low blood sugars? (19 Jun 1998)
  23. My daughter has been on the insulin pump for almost 3 years. She hardly ever checks her blood sugar. Sometimes she doesn't even take her bolus. (11 Jun 1998)
  24. Should we use Regular or Humalog with a pump? (7 Jun 1998)
  25. I have heard great things about the pump being used in children. (5 Jun 1998)
  26. I just found out that I am pregnant. My doctor said that I might consider going on the pump. (31 May 1998)
  27. What is buffered insulin? (10 May 1998)
  28. We have heard of a buffer for Humalog but don't know where to get it. (22 Apr 1998)
  29. The sites where I insert the needle become hard after I remove the needle. Is there anything I'm doing wrong? (3 Apr 1998)
  30. What can I do when she throws up a meal after the bolus is already given? (30 Mar 1998)
  31. We are contemplating getting an insulin pump for our son. However he is extremely allergic to tape. (28 Mar 1998)
  32. At what age can children get an insulin pump? Also, how near in the future is islet cell transplantation? (24 Mar 1998)
  33. What are the pro's and con's of insulin pumps for children with diabetes? (22 Mar 1998)
  34. Do you know of any resources or medical studies which would help me to obtain a pump? (15 Feb 98)
  35. I'm changing to a pump. I need one that's not fragile or sensitive. What do you recommend? (8 Feb 98)

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