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Insulin Pumps from 2000

  1. My son has been on an insulin pump for four months. His levels are fine during the day, but we continue to have trouble with the early night hours. (29 Dec 2000)
  2. We are searching for documentation on the use and benefits of insulin pumps for children age nine. (26 Dec 2000)
  3. Do you have any statistics on death rates associated with pumps? Is lipohypertrophy reduced or increased at the cannula site? (21 Dec 2000)
  4. I am considering a pump and am trying to learn more about the R-1000. (19 Dec 2000)
  5. Does my daughter need to be out of the honeymoon period before going on a pump? (6 Dec 2000)
  6. I am on a insulin pump and very insulin resistant. I am seeking information about availability of U-400 insulin. (4 Dec 2000)
  7. I have two teenagers with type 1 and I would like information on whether or not insulin pumps are a good choice for adolescents. (28 Nov 2000)
  8. Is any financial aid to patients who could better control their diabetes with an insulin pump? (22 Nov 2000)
  9. Is there information on handling a pump dependent patient who is involved in an accident and rendered unresponsive? (15 Nov 2000)
  10. Is there a list of pump trainers anywhere, and how do I go about obtaining it? (13 Nov 2000)
  11. Is the pump a good alternative to injections for a very active teenager who engages in sports and motorbike riding. How does it work? (7 Nov 2000)
  12. My 20 month old son has type 1. The insurance company has denied the pump four times. They do not give pumps to children under 13. (7 Nov 2000)
  13. My 9 year-old is on a pump. We have noticed that there are certain "sweet" spots on his abdomen for his catheter. (3 Nov 2000)
  14. My husband came up with a great idea -- a continuous glucose monitoring system that gives feedback to an insulin pump thus creating a closed system. (2 Nov 2000)
  15. When I get pregnant again (in a few months), will I be able to use the pump? (1 Nov 2000)
  16. Last year, she went on the pump. We are having trouble with the site coming off during the night. (31 Oct 2000)
  17. His doctor is recommending the pump. I don't know why this scares us so, but how do we know that a pump is right for us? (30 Oct 2000)
  18. We get many conflicting answers from different sales representatives regarding which pump is the best. (19 Oct 2000)
  19. Is it possible or even safe for that matter for a child so young to be on the pump? (17 Oct 2000)
  20. We started the insulin pump, and his levels have never been better. However, we have some problems during the night. What would explain this? (16 Oct 2000)
  21. I thought that after I began using the insulin pump, the scar tissue would begin to go away. However,it has gotten worse. What can I do to get rid of it? (14 Oct 2000)
  22. I have been very interested in the pump, but his endocrinologist insists he is much too young. (10 Oct 2000)
  23. I'm looking into getting an insulin pump, but I would like to know approximately how long a pump lasts before it needs to be replaced (3 Oct 2000)
  24. My six year old child has recently been approved to receive an insulin pump. We are trying to educate ourselves as much as possible. (2 Oct 2000)
  25. My seven year old son is now interested in pump therapy. I am all for it. Is it painful to insert the infusion? Is there a high risk of getting infected sites? (29 Sep 2000)
  26. I have put on a lot of weight, have lost a lot of energy, and feel constantly depressed. My control is quite poor. Will going on an insulin pump help? (28 Sep 2000)
  27. What are your thoughts on the new insulin, glargine, just approved by the FDA? Will it replace the need for the pump? (27 Sep 2000)
  28. Have you heard anything about a recent birth of a child with diabetes in Arkansas? I understand he/she is on a pump. (27 Sep 2000)
  29. I am 14 and have a few questions about the insulin pump. (21 Sep 2000)
  30. Is a camper who is six years old and on the pump for only one month a safe day camp candidate? (18 Sep 2000)
  31. I have been on the pump for three years, and my biggest problem is that I get a rash around any tape that I use to keep my infusion set in place. (11 Sep 2000)
  32. Please send me info on the insulin pump. My dad has it and I want information. (9 Sep 2000)
  33. I am condidering a pump. However, I am concerned about using Humalog since I may be allergic to it. Can Regular be used with the pump? (26 Aug 2000)
  34. Does he need to be out of the honeymoon stage before we think about the pump? (24 Aug 2000)
  35. Are there any statistics of insulin pump users who have either died or went into comas, etc? And if so, what were the causes? (24 Aug 2000)
  36. We're more than likely putting him on the pump in the next month. Will that help us in the middle of the night? (21 Aug 2000)
  37. My doctor has told me that I would be able to get a insulin pump, but he told me that I would be one of the first children in the UK to get one. (19 Aug 2000)
  38. Could part of my problem be from using two different brands of insulin? I am very interested in trying pump therapy as soon as possible. How can I find another diabetes team that would support me on this? (8 Aug 2000)
  39. What causes precipitous rises in blood glucose readings after exercise? How can a pump user prevent them? (27 Jul 2000)
  40. Since your stomach would be sensitive during pregnancy, where you would place the sets? (26 Jul 2000)
  41. What is recommended for pump users who have extended exposure to heat? (22 Jul 2000)
  42. Are insulin pumps available in Britain? (7 Jul 2000)
  43. I have a client using Humalog in her pump. She and her provider noted pitting atrophy at her infusion sites. (7 Jul 2000)
  44. Our daughter has been on the insulin pump for two months. Periodically she has an "unexplained" high. (7 Jul 2000)
  45. Can the pump be used with Humalog, and what are the effects of Humalog on the growth hormone? (23 Jun 2000)
  46. What are your opinions and experiences about the insulin pump and using of Humalog in childhood? (22 Jun 2000)
  47. We are interested in knowing more about becoming insulin pump counselors. (20 Jun 2000)
  48. My daughter is 2 1/2. The center we currently use does not believe in putting young children on pumps. (20 Jun 2000)
  49. I have been on an insulin pump for 2 years now. Ever since I started on it, I've gained quite a bit of weight. (18 Jun 2000)
  50. Is DKA an inevitable result of blood readings above 250 mg/dl, even if the pump is working? (18 Jun 2000)
  51. My 6 year old daughter has had diabetes since she was 3. Would putting her on a insulin pump help? (3 Jun 2000)
  52. We've read about the "Beeper" type that is worn on a belt with a small needle inserted under the skin. (29 May 2000)
  53. I have a question regarding pumps for my daughter. I don't know which pump to talk about as I don't know about any of them. (21 May 2000)
  54. I am in a bit of a quandary as to where he might wear his pump to protect it from sliding, etc. (18 May 2000)
  55. The endocrinologist recommended the insulin pump without even looking at my blood sugar readings. (16 May 2000)
  56. Have there ever been any deaths related to hypoglycemia from a person or child who has been on the pump? (13 May 2000)
  57. We have the pump but his doctor refuses to put him on it until he becomes regulated. (19 Apr 2000)
  58. On weekends, he insists on sleeping in until noon or later. (15 Apr 2000)
  59. Is there any list I could look at that compares H1Cs of diabetics, some on the pump, some not? (5 Apr 2000)
  60. Due to income problems, her mother is unable to afford the cost of the insulin pump. (5 Apr 2000)
  61. Are blood sugar readings done differently in the US to Australia? (29 Mar 2000)
  62. Does the insulin itself trigger hunger? (27 Feb 2000)
  63. A lot of the professional people that work with us suggest going to the pump to try and keep him under better control. (26 Feb 2000)
  64. What do you think about putting a 5 year old on the pump? (24 Feb 2000)
  65. His doctors state that they usually don't consider them until late teens. (29 Jan 2000)
  66. I use an insulin pump, and it started hurting so I took it out. Now the site is puffed up, red, and hurts. (5 Jan 2000)
  67. How do I get him to take this along with the complications seriously? (5 Jan 2000)

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