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Insulin Pumps

My 11 year old son has had diabetes for a little over one year and has been on an insulin pump for four months now. His levels are fine during the day, but we continue to have trouble with the early night hours. Is this normal for a child this age? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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My 12 year son has been on the pump for 8 months. His numbers were great on injections with a 6.2 hemoglobin A1c, but since he has been on the pump his numbers have been all over the place and now has a 9.2 A1c. What do you think could be the problem? We are both very discouraged.

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I am 32 years old and have had type 1 diabetes since the age of 10, and I an on an insulin pump. I want to stay on the pump, but I am looking into the option of the internal pump. What are the drawbacks from this type of pump? Are there any risks or side effects from the internal pump?

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My nine year old son is on a pump and was previously on Humalog, but developed lipohypertrophy and had large amounts of antibodies so his doctor switched him to Regular. However, he still develops new lipohypertrophy spots on the abdomen. Are they ever going to go away?

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My 10 year old son has had type 1 diabetes since he was four and is on an insulin pump. His sites are getting red and they itch from using the only two sites that we know we can use. He can’t use the area around his belly button because he has knots where he use to inject his insulin. Are there any other sites that we can use, besides the belly?

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My daughter, who has had type 1 diabetes for four years and wears an insulin pump, is very active in sports, volleyball to be specific, and I was told she has to have a doctor’s note that states she should be allowed to wear her pump during games and tournaments.

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My seven year old son has been on the insulin pump for about five months, and his first A1c since starting was 5.7%. We are very happy with the results! However, his doctor thought that too low for a child. What are we doing wrong? Why would his doctor not cheer about the 5.7% when we are not having lows, and he really is responding well to the pump? What is an acceptable A1c?

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I am a 36 year old female who has had type 1 diabetes since the age of 13, and I have been using an insulin pump for two years with my A1cs remaining below 7%. I am reasonably active, but I am confused about glucose readings I had during a soccer game last week. Any ideas why my blood glucoses increased during my physical activity?

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My four year old, type 1, was diagnosed at age two. We have had real problems keeping his blood sugars in control. I have been very interested in the pump, but his endocrinologist insists he is much too young.

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My 10 year old daughter was diagnosed at age three with type 1. We get many conflicting answers from different sales representatives regarding which pump is the best. I know this is putting people on the spot, but which brand do you recommend?

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