Patients Diabetes (Type 1)
Would you prefer to be on insulin injections or on a pump?
- 185 views
- 1 support
- 23 comments
What is your opinion about this question???
We want to know what you think!
All commentsGo to the last comment
Definitely prefer being on pump alot easier and more freedom with setting temporary basals wouldn't go back.
I totally agree with @stephenmcd the pump is better, though the injections doesn't bother me , I did them for so long, but now I like the pump better
I'll have to agree with both, the pump is definetly better
I think a pump would help with the instability of the disease, which would be a great help to me!
Pump!!! though they say inhaled is better, but for sakes of this question I would say pump, no need of pinching yourself in frotn of others
I would rather be on a pump as I believe it would help to stabilise my erratic blood sugar levels, and therefore reduce the amount of hypo's I have - my blood sugar levels drop alarmingly!
Hi all I'm type 1 diabetic have been for 20yrs have other health problems. ...I have just brought a libre freesty meter an sensors. ..it cost me 100 pound a month to run...dose anyone have this meter....at the moment it's helping me lots xx
See the signature
Hi I have used pumps for 16 years out of 36 yrs being a diabetic and started on a patch pump last year and it's fantastic , I'd hate to go back to pens
pump!!! As I already commented in other discussion, it is really easy to use and you have access to your results online, so you can share them with your GP withouth having to go see him in person.
I've been Type 1 for nearly 50 years. I prayed for a pump for my second pregnancy 25 years ago as I'd had real problems with my first one. Fortunately I was given one but I hated the tube being attached to the pump. I know things have moved on (actually they're bigger) but on the whole the mechanics haven't. I almost gift wrapped it the morning I gave birth! I asked about patch pumps, the Omnipod in particular, but was told that I couldn't have despite the teenager round the corner having one and swears by it. I wonder if he'll have to revert back to injections when he turns 18? I have looked into the Cellnovo but was told by my nurse that I couldn't have that either as they don't supply them and there are problems with it. Cellnovo asked me if I'd be willing to move my care to another county, as they supply them! It's a postcode lottery and it's not fair.
In an effort to control my blood sugars I have invested in a Freestyle Libre which is expensive, but I love it and typically this means I'm saving the NHS money!
Well thanks for reading my rant - it makes me feel a lot better having written it down and in conclusion I'd love to have a patch pump rather than 5- 8 injections a day!
Give your opinion
Members are also commenting on...
Articles to discover...
20/09/2023 | Testimonial
11/09/2023 | News
07/08/2023 | News
24/09/2018 | News
30/05/2016 | News
02/08/2017 | Testimonial
You wish to be notified of new comments
Your subscription has been taken into account