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Insulin Pumps from 2008

  1. As a volleyball player, I have trouble finding a place to keep my pump. It has fallen out in the past, but I was high when I removed it. What should I do? (26 Dec 2008)
  2. Other than the tummy and thigh, where can one place infusion sets? Could my granddaughter use an angled set in her thigh rather than the straight set she now uses? (21 Dec 2008)
  3. How do I test my son's overnight basal rates? He uses an OmniPod insulin delivery device. (2 Dec 2008)
  4. My son's endocrinologist refused to renew my son's numbing cream prescription and wouldn't tell us why. What might his motivation be? (24 Sep 2008)
  5. Does the signal for an insulin pump affect a cochlear implant processor or the processor affect the pump? (18 Sep 2008)
  6. I am interested in an Animas pump. How does its size to compare to my MiniMed 508? What have others said about Animas pumps? (7 Sep 2008)
  7. After four years with type 1, should we consider putting our daughter on a pump? Will it help her avoid lows? (27 Aug 2008)
  8. Since her diagnosis, my teen daughter has been non-compliant. She has been in a coma three times. Would a pump help regulate her blood sugars? How can I help her? (25 Aug 2008)
  9. I got a pump band that goes on the leg for my son to use during soccer. Is this a good choice or should he disconnect? (21 Aug 2008)
  10. We are considering putting our son on a pump. Is there a good time of year to do this? We are concerned because school is about to start. (17 Aug 2008)
  11. Are there any problems using Apidra in a pump? My child's doctor has suggested this to us. (14 Jul 2008)
  12. Since his February diagnosis, my son has been on Humalog/NPH. I would like him on a pump for a more flexible schedule. Am I being silly trying to get a pump so soon? (22 Jun 2008)
  13. My pump is not waterproof so I'd like some suggestions on how to handle my pump and diabetes management during an upcoming rafting trip. (12 Jun 2008)
  14. Can an insulin pump be used to manipulate blood sugar levels or used to set blood sugar levels either higher or lower than normal? (3 Jun 2008)
  15. I am considering an OmniPod system for my son. Do you have recent experience with kids using the pod? (19 May 2008)
  16. What do you think of the pump? (11 May 2008)
  17. I've heard that a doctor did a study and concluded that pumps are not the best for teens. How true is this? I'm concerned because my teen son uses a pump. (11 May 2008)
  18. I'm interested in getting a pump for daughter, an OmniPod. Do you know any negatives about this? Is there a better method of improving her blood sugar control? (13 Apr 2008)
  19. My daughter's endocrinologist was reluctant to give me a prescription for a pump because my daughter was too young. Then, he told us to stop NovoLog. What should I do? (5 Apr 2008)
  20. Are there any studies that look at pumping versus multiple daily injections for overall control? (18 Feb 2008)
  21. I have no insurance and am seeking Medicaid. Could I get an insulin pump if I qualify for Medicaid? Do you know if any pump makers offer assistance to people in situations like mine? (31 Jan 2008)
  22. Are there a lot of children at age five months put on insulin pumps? If so, what brand do you recommend for the best control? (28 Jan 2008)
  23. My teen son uses a pump. He boluses four to eight units, relying on his 26.6 units of basal to help cover food. Is this causing his high A1c? (14 Jan 2008)

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