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Insulin Pumps

I am considering a pump and am trying to learn more about the R-1000. I’ve heard that it has an “alarm” problem. I’ve also heard that the problem has been resolved.

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What do you think of using the pump for an eight year old diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two months ago?

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My 10 year old daughter is on an insulin pump using Humalog. Her daytime blood sugars are in tight control, but at night, they go very high. Her diabetes team thinks she is bouncing at night, but I have done a range of readings at night and have not been able to confirm this. Can you give me any insight?

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I have been using a pump user for about two months and have had a problem with tape allergies and began using just Tegaderm under the sites which alleviated the problem but I still have rashes from about a month ago. How long does it usually take for site rashes to go away? Would you advise seeing a dermatologist?

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My son has type 1 diabetes. What types of pumps are suitable — and are they available on the NHS?

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My nine year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a year ago, and we have been working toward putting her on the pump (we even switched doctors to do this). Her new doctor says she would do better on Lantus and Humalog because she is athletic. What are your thoughts on this?

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My 13 year old daughter has had type 1 diabetes for about six months now and has been thinking about getting a pump. Is the pump better than the insulin injections? Some people say that it is more efficient. They love the pump, but also other people tell me that it is hard and that injecting the insulin is better.

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I have had diabetes for about eight years which has been in control for the last five years, but my doctor seems to be procrastinating about putting me on a pump. What should I do?

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My 20 month old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 11 months of age. We have had complete support from his doctors, but the insurance company has denied the pump four times, based on the fact that they do not give pumps to children under 13.

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I am 26 years old, have had type 1 diabetes for 18 years, and am on a pump. I have always used my abdomen for injections. After a while, scar tissue began to build. I thought that after I began using the insulin pump, the scar tissue would begin to go away. However, as it turns out, it has gotten worse. What can I do to get rid of this “scar” tissue?

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