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Insulin Pumps

We have always counted carbs, and my daughter is now on an insulin pump. Can she drink regular sodas and juice or use sugar as a sweetener for cereals if she counted them in her bolus calculations?

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I have had type 1 diabetes for 44 years and use an insulin pump. During the last year, I have developed cavities at my insertion sites. My endocrinologist says she has never seen or heard of anything like this. Can you help?

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Our son who just got on an insulin pump and is on fast acting insulin which starts working in five minutes. Is it a bad idea to wait until after the meal to give him the bolus? Our rationale is we can tailor the bolus to exactly how much he ate, but, if his blood sugar is rising quickly, this may not be the optimum timing.

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My six year old son is on a pump and doing great, but I need to find a new doctor for my son’s diabetes care. There seems to be only one doctor in this town who treats pediatric diabetes, and, while there is a doctor who comes once a month from elsewhere, he said that he doesn’t like pumps. Any suggestions?

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I am on a pump and having problems with my blood sugar. Is this the result of slow absorption of the Humalog, a dawn effect that continues into the early afternoon, or perhaps reactive hyperglycemia as the result of undetected hypoglycemia during the early morning? Can the Somogyi effect last for as much as 12 hours?

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Can a mobile phone harm an insulin pump if it is put in the same bag or pocket, as it says in the papers for my cell phone?

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My son wants to get a pump, but his doctor wants to wait until my son’s honeymoon stage ends. Do we have to wait for the honeymoon stage to be completely over before we get the pump?

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How do teens handle being on a pump? Would a pump cause a huge amount of weight gain? Should I wait until I have better control?

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My grandson has been approved by the endocrinologist for an insulin pump. However, he has been told that he will have to go to a major medical center that’s over 200 miles away to get his pump and instruction. Is an inpatient stay normally required to convert to the pump?

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I have been told that only Velosulin and NovoLog have been approved by the FDA for use in pumps. Is this true? If so, are there mitigating reasons why only these two insulins have been approved?

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