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Insulin Pumps from 2001

  1. I read lots of pros about pumping, but rarely see any cons, though I know there are cons out there so I'm looking for more pump information. (29 Dec 2001)
  2. Do you have any experience in using pumps with children this young? (21 Dec 2001)
  3. Can a pump actually aid in weight loss if used properly? Does using one guarantee any weight gain? (19 Dec 2001)
  4. Is the pump a good choice for my son? (17 Dec 2001)
  5. My daughter is very interested in going on the pump, and her endocrinologist's only concern is the fact that she does dance and gymnastics four to five days a week. (16 Dec 2001)
  6. Why did I need to take a total of 9 units after almost two hours of exercise to bring myself down when it normally would take less than 6 units? (16 Dec 2001)
  7. Is there a problem with having relatively high basal rates? Do people with higher basal rates tend to gain and retain weight? (12 Dec 2001)
  8. How is the air getting into the tubing? (6 Dec 2001)
  9. As soon as I began pumping, I immediately gained 20 pounds and now have bloating with increased stomach pain. Could this be because of my celiac disease? (6 Dec 2001)
  10. Please answer these questions about children on insulin pumps. (25 Nov 2001)
  11. My doctor seems to be procrastinating about putting me on a pump. What should I do? (24 Nov 2001)
  12. I was wondering if a pump would help my five year old daughter get better control of her diabetes. (22 Nov 2001)
  13. Do you have any suggestions how we might manage the infusion set during wrestling season? (21 Nov 2001)
  14. What are we doing wrong? Why would my son's doctor not cheer about the 5.7% when we are not having lows? (19 Nov 2001)
  15. How do we realistically go on the pump with no local support? (17 Nov 2001)
  16. Is the pump better than the insulin injections? (14 Nov 2001)
  17. Can you explain why insulin for this brand of pump is not available in pre-loaded cartridges? (7 Nov 2001)
  18. I have an insulin pump, and I have a solution for attachment of the catheter that works for me. (7 Nov 2001)
  19. My 21 year old son just began using an insulin pump and is having great difficulty keeping the Sof-set cannula in place while playing golf. (20 Oct 2001)
  20. Our daughter recently started on the insulin pump, and while we are very happy with the flexibility this gives us, we are confused by her immediate postprandial blood glucose readings. (18 Oct 2001)
  21. My son is an avid wrestler and will disconnect for practices and matches, but what can he do to protect himself from injury with the infusion set? (18 Oct 2001)
  22. I am having a problem with larger air bubbles in the syringe even though I have kept the insulin at room temperature. Since I am new at pumping, I would appreciate any suggestions. (13 Oct 2001)
  23. My son started the pump recently but had to discontinue due to severe contact dermatitis reactions to the tape adhesives. (10 Oct 2001)
  24. I utilize about six infusion sites on my abdomen and I am able to leave a set in on average for roughly five days without any adverse effect(s). Do you feel that this is an adequate rotation? (22 Sep 2001)
  25. My son is on a pump, is quite active, and he perspires quite a bit. He has great difficulty with loosening of the adhesive holding his ser in place. (17 Sep 2001)
  26. My 11 year old son has had type 1 diabetes for eight months and is using a pump with good control in general, but we struggle to bolus correctly for high fat meals. (13 Sep 2001)
  27. Is it okay to keep using infusion sets with Teflon cannulas, despite this problem, as long as we switch before they fail? (13 Sep 2001)
  28. I was wondering if there are any contraindications with the insulin pump and contact sports, if you disconnect. (12 Sep 2001)
  29. My daughter recently went on the insulin pump, but finds that her 3:00 am blood sugar is always above 220 mg/dl [12.2 mmol/L], regardless of her bedtime reading. Any clues? (10 Sep 2001)
  30. How can my son play football and still use the pump? (4 Sep 2001)
  31. Will this pump be good for hearing impaired people? (30 Aug 2001)
  32. I have been using an insulin pump for the last six years with the bent needle, and for the last last month, I have been experiencing bleeding around the needle. (29 Aug 2001)
  33. My boyfriend is about to go on an insulin pump. I am a fairly well-educated partner, but I have several questions. (26 Aug 2001)
  34. I was told that my daughter has to have a doctor's note that states she should be allowed to wear her pump during volleyball games and tournaments. (25 Aug 2001)
  35. What is the role of the counselor on the medical team for insulin pump patients? (23 Aug 2001)
  36. What is your suggestion for stopping the Lantus prior to starting the actual insulin pump therapy? (20 Aug 2001)
  37. What is your opinion on putting a teen who is in poor control (on three to four shots per day) on the pump? (20 Aug 2001)
  38. Is there a way to make the red spots go away? Is it okay to put another infusion set in the same place? (10 Aug 2001)
  39. My 11 year old is now waiting for pump approval. Does he need to be seeing the endocrinologist every three to four months, or how often? (9 Aug 2001)
  40. My son wants to go on the pump, but the National Health System does not support pump use. Should I reconsider? (9 Aug 2001)
  41. My son has type 1 diabetes. What types of pumps are suitable -- and are they available on the NHS? (8 Aug 2001)
  42. What are your feelings about the pump? (8 Aug 2001)
  43. Are implantable insulin pumps currently being used outside the United States (Europe)? If so, with what degree of success? (29 Jul 2001)
  44. My son is on an insulin pump, is having difficulty keeping the sticky tape on, and eventually the set pulls out all together. Any suggestions? (22 Jul 2001)
  45. If someone uses insulin pump therapy to control their diabetes, could they ultimately eliminate the hypoglycemic episodes? (14 Jul 2001)
  46. Are there any implantable insulin pumps on the market? (13 Jul 2001)
  47. My daughter has been type 1diabetes since age two and is now on an insulin pump (and we love it), but, as summer is here and she is playing soccer, we have had some tape issues. (12 Jul 2001)
  48. Is there an Internet source available to find up to date information related to the closed-loop system? (11 Jul 2001)
  49. My son has a burning rash under every site, and the dressings fall off. We need an adhesive dressing that doesn't burn and will stick. (11 Jul 2001)
  50. Could my son still have been in DKA with very high blood sugar and only a trace of ketones? (3 Jul 2001)
  51. My son just recently was put on the pump and we are having some problems with the school. (2 Jul 2001)
  52. How long does it usually take for site rashes to go away? Would you advise seeing a dermatologist? (2 Jul 2001)
  53. Is it true that with the pump you have the freedom to eat like someone without diabetes? (29 Jun 2001)
  54. My son is on a trial pump, and, when it was started, the nurse was in a hurry and didn't use the Emla cream. She said it didn't matter. (26 Jun 2001)
  55. Are there any other sites that we can use for inserting pump infusion sets, besides the belly? (21 Jun 2001)
  56. What should my eight year old daughter's A1c's and individual range be? What is your opinion of using the pump at age eight? (21 Jun 2001)
  57. I am female and trying desperately to locate websites that have special clothing to hold insulin pumps. (20 Jun 2001)
  58. I would like to get some information about the latest and most modern insulin delivery systems. (14 Jun 2001)
  59. Are my son's lipohypertrophy spots ever going to go away? (14 Jun 2001)
  60. The tape peels off after my daughter does her three mile run daily. What can she do to prevent this? (13 Jun 2001)
  61. We are struggling with taping the needles. All the tapes we are using at home as well in the hospital are not sticking. Do you know the solution? (12 Jun 2001)
  62. My 27 year old son has had diabetes since age nine. He is active physically and thinks the pump would cramp his lifestyle. (7 Jun 2001)
  63. How can I level out these lows and prevent the highs following exercise? (5 Jun 2001)
  64. Do you know if Medicaid will pay for a pump? If so, how do I get it? (3 Jun 2001)
  65. I am in the honeymoon phase. Would you recommend the insulin pump now? (31 May 2001)
  66. My six year old son has type 1 diabetes, and I want to put him on an insulin pump, but his doctor is not really happy about them. (25 May 2001)
  67. We are planning to visit Arizona in the summer and would like some advice regarding high ambient temperatures and pump use. (24 May 2001)
  68. I think my three year old would do well on a pump, but I am not getting anywhere with his doctor who says he has to be older. (2 May 2001)
  69. Are any of the new pumps smaller? (2 May 2001)
  70. My daughter's new doctor says she would do better on Lantus and Humalog than a pump because she is athletic. What are your thoughts on this? (29 Apr 2001)
  71. My son is 13 and on the pump. He seems to be resistant to the basal and bolus dosages. Is it insulin resistance or growth or what? (25 Apr 2001)
  72. Is it commonplace for endocrinologists to push the pump since it is becoming more popular? (25 Apr 2001)
  73. Is it ethical for a doctor to recommend only one brand of insulin pump, when several essentially equivalent brands exist? (23 Apr 2001)
  74. Will inserting the infusion set in an area with a rash be likely to cause irritation or increased risk for infection? (18 Apr 2001)
  75. I am very interested in putting my seven year old daughter on a pump, but her doctor will not do it (18 Apr 2001)
  76. I would like to find out more about the pump, and I have a lot of questions. (17 Apr 2001)
  77. Lately, my husband been having low sugars at least once a day, and for the past week, he can no longer tell when he is going low. Is this a bad sign? (12 Apr 2001)
  78. After two weeks, I found that the pump was not for me. I could not get past the fact that I had to keep this thing in me at all times. (6 Apr 2001)
  79. We are alarmed at the fact that DKA occurs twice as often in pump users. (3 Apr 2001)
  80. What are the main problems with catheter insertion devices? (29 Mar 2001)
  81. On average, about how long does the insulin pump process take? (29 Mar 2001)
  82. Our five year old son has type 1 diabetes, and we have a very hard time controlling his blood sugars. Would he be better off on the insulin pump? (27 Mar 2001)
  83. Any good spots for a pump during baseball? Should he just leave it off, check his blood sugar frequently, and back up with shots if high? (26 Mar 2001)
  84. I am on an insulin pump, and even though my blood sugars have improved, I have gained 40 pounds. I am more depressed than ever before! (20 Mar 2001)
  85. Do you have tips to help keep insulin pump infusion sets in place? (20 Mar 2001)
  86. I am looking into the option of the internal pump. Are there any risks or side effects from the internal pump? (19 Mar 2001)
  87. Are implantable insulin pumps still in use? (9 Mar 2001)
  88. My 12 year old grandson's blood sugars can swing from very high to very low in a four to six hour period. Will a pump help? (8 Mar 2001)
  89. How do you cope with erratic blood sugars and the related mood swings? (5 Mar 2001)
  90. Do you know when the new 24 hour insulin will be on the market? Can you now purchase the inhalers used for insulin? (5 Mar 2001)
  91. My daughter is on an insulin pump using Humalog. Her daytime blood sugars are in tight control, but at night, they go very high. (5 Mar 2001)
  92. Is it possible that putting Humalog that is straight out of the refrigerator into the pump will cause hypoglycemia? (5 Mar 2001)
  93. With the increase in patients on Humalog and insulin pumps, I was wondering if there are any guidelines for intraoperative management. (3 Mar 2001)
  94. My son's doctors have not explained much and really do not give me a good reason why he should or should not be a candidate for the pump. (2 Mar 2001)
  95. I am occasionally moody, and I am active in contact sports. How do I pick an insulin pump that will suit me? (2 Mar 2001)
  96. How can I help my wife take better care of herself? (1 Mar 2001)
  97. What are the limitations that the pump brings to sports and physical activities? (28 Feb 2001)
  98. Can you see any reason why, after he changes the infusion set, my husband will have a low blood sugar after a few hours? (27 Feb 2001)
  99. What downsides are there to the insulin pump? What about swimming, showering and using a hot tub, etc.? (27 Feb 2001)
  100. Would a pump be better since I am active and busy and on the go all the time? (25 Feb 2001)
  101. Are you aware of problems with the Animas insulin pump or software problems (system failure, alarm failures, waterproof failure, etc)? (24 Feb 2001)
  102. Would there be an advantage to starting our five year old on the pump at this time? (22 Feb 2001)
  103. My 10 year old occasionally has significant "highs" soon after changing the infusion set. (21 Feb 2001)
  104. I am thinking of an insulin pump, but it is not available in my area. Any advice? (20 Feb 2001)
  105. I want to understand the postprandial rise in blood sugar better than I do. Do you have any suggestions about learning resources in this area? (18 Feb 2001)
  106. Should we just back off on our interest in the pump? (16 Feb 2001)
  107. Each pump that we researched seems to do the same thing, same cost. Please advise. (16 Feb 2001)
  108. Is it a bad idea to wait until after the meal to give our son the bolus? (14 Feb 2001)
  109. My 16 year old son was diagnosed about 9 months ago, and we are trying to get him on the insulin pump, but his doctor is hesitant. (7 Feb 2001)
  110. What would cause the tubing in an infusion set to become like it is "air locked" so that the pump cannot push insulin through the tubing? (7 Feb 2001)
  111. When I change my catheter site to my upper abdomen, after a day, I start to feel pain. What am I doing wrong? (2 Feb 2001)
  112. My 46 year old husband has had type 1 diabetes for 22 years, is on intensive management, and is considering a pump. I have some concerns. (2 Feb 2001)
  113. During the last year, I have developed cavities at my insertion sites. Can you help? (1 Feb 2001)
  114. I went on a pump about three weeks ago. About how long does it take to work out basal rates and bolus rates? (29 Jan 2001)
  115. Is there any way my son can wear the pump during football, or can you give any suggestions to keep the sugar down? (22 Jan 2001)
  116. The insurance company turned down my request for an insulin pump request because my HbA1c hasn't been over 7% for the past six months. (20 Jan 2001)
  117. My blood sugar is suddenly very high even though my pump appears to be working and my routine has not changed. (14 Jan 2001)
  118. For whatever reason, each time my pump infusion set has been rotated my blood glucose starts to rise. Can you give me some direction to prevent this? (10 Jan 2001)
  119. What can I do to keep my son from jumping up or getting lows at night? Can he get on the Insulin pump? (9 Jan 2001)

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