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Insulin Pump Types

Closed loop insulin pumps are still being researched Insulin pumps come in a variety of forms. Tethered and patch pumps are the options currently available on the NHS or to buy privately. At the moment, a new breed of extra intelligent insulin pumps (closed loop insulin pumps) are being tested under supervised conditions for research and could start to become available if the trials are successful. Tethered insulin pumps are those that have a length of flexible tubing between the pump itself and the cannula (the short, thin tube which goes through the skin). The pump itself, which usually feature controls, is free to be tucked into pockets or carried in pump pouches which can be worn under or outside of clothing. Some tethered pumps may also have controls on a separate handset which may also double up as a blood glucose monitor . Commonly available examples of tethered pumps include: A patch pump is where the pump is attached to the surface of the skin. To allow the pump to be as small as possible, the controls for the pump are located on remote control. The remote control may also serve as a blood glucose meter. One of the benefits of a patch pump is that theres no tubing to catc Continue reading >>

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  1. HeloisePommefume

    I recently lost my job and basically raped my insurance company for however much insulin I could get before I lost my insurance coverage. This week I've been moving across the country in an unairconditioned car and had been storing my lantus and humalog with frozen gel packs - I was careful not to let the insulin get too close the packs to avoid it getting frozen.
    Unfortunately, a few nights ago when I asked my best friend to refreeze the ice packs, she forgot to take the insulin out of the bag and the insulin was placed into the freezer overnight. Luckily it wasn't very cold in this cheap motel freezer: none of the gel packs were completely frozen, although a few had started to become solid at just their centers. The insulin had been insulated in bubble wrap and none of it appeared to have frozen (the half dozen pens I stuck needles in were still liquid and shot insulin out just fine that smelled and looked entirely normal).
    The next job I have lined up doesn't include insurance coverage, so I had meant for this insulin to last me for the next year. I know that Walmart/Sam's Club has cheap over the counter insulin (in fact R and NPH were what I grew up taking in the 80s) but my control was terrible using these a few years ago when I was also without insurance.
    I'm thinking I'll give these a try and test religiously over the succeeding 24 hours to see what happens. But before doing so, I wondered if anyone here has had experience using insulin that was probably too cold, but didn't appear to be actually frozen? And thoughts generally would be appreciated as well. But I'd really rather not dwell on this stupid mistake as there is no going back now and everyone involved already feels incredibly guilty.

  2. 12321423412

    There's no way of telling based on your description, it's to many variables. I would just try the insulin. If it doesn't do it's job test another vial.
    Hopefully the insulin survived! :)

  3. goeielewe

    My car got impounded in march with a brand new vial of humalog in it. It was there over the weekend with constant overnight temps around -15F. I'm still trying to finish that vial... It's just as effective as my brand new pens. You're good man.

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Counterpoint: Are Insulin Pumps Underutilized In Type 1 Diabetes? No

One of the major goals in the treatment of diabetes is to achieve an HbA1c (A1C) <6.5 or 7.0% (depending on which organization’s guidelines are used) without an unacceptable incidence of hypoglycemia. This goal has not been achieved in many patients with diabetes. The reasons are diverse and often complex. It is appropriate to ask whether placing more patients with type 1 diabetes on insulin pumps (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion [CSII]) would achieve this goal and be the best use of limited medical resources. Alternatively, resources could be utilized to purchase insulin analogs, to train additional diabetes educators, to transport patients to diabetes centers, or to purchase improved insulin-delivery devices. Some clinicians believe that increasing the number of type 1 diabetic patients on pumps is the best solution (1,2). It has been estimated that at least 160,000 patients in the U.S. were already utilizing insulin pumps in 2001 and >200,000 worldwide (3). This article will address one specific question, i.e., whether a major effort should be made to increase the number of patients on insulin pumps in order to achieve the above-stated A1C goal. Determinants of plasma Continue reading >>

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  1. CDiesel

    For those of you who have had gestational diabetes in previous pregnancies, how long after birth was it before your sugar levels were fine? (This is, of course, assuming it went away.) The doctors seem pretty certain that mine will go away after delivery since I'm fully diet controlled and almost always have good numbers...just looking for what to expect after delivery so I know when I would be able to assume that I have type 2 as opposed to GD.
    Thanks!

  2. chatty6176

    They said my sugars were fine right after birth. the checked them while in the hospital. I was also just diet controlled. 3 years later when I got pregnant again they did my a1c at my first appt. and it was completely normal. Praying it's the same this time.

  3. AMcLaws

    Mine went back to normal immediately after birth. Was fortunate not to have GD this time around

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zipps are the newest addition to our insulin pump accessories line. What's great about these cases is that they have a hidden button hole in the back that allows you to feed the tubing through the back of the case. this case can be worn close to the body and will stay snug and secure during activities so it's also great for sports. The perfect way to wear your insulin pump during sports or for everyday use. http://www.pumpwearinc.com/pumpshop/i...

What Is An Insulin Pump

Insulin pumps are the size of a pager and fit in your pocket. Most pumps are "worn" on a belt, carried in a pocket, or attached by a holster and connected by thin plastic tubing to the infusion set. An insulin pump is a small, computerized device that is programmed to deliver insulin into the fatty tissue under the skin. The insulin pump is durable and lasts for years, but the insulin supply and certain pump components (insulin reservoir, tubing and infusion set) are changed every few days. What are the basic components of an insulin pump? The pump: Most insulin pumps are about the size of a pager, and contain a reservoir of insulin, the pumping mechanism, battery, computer chip and screen. They are outside of the body, so they are called external pumps. Most pumps are “worn” on a belt, carried in a pocket, or attached by a holster and connected by thin plastic tubing to the infusion set. Infusion set: The infusion set is the “connector” that allows insulin to flow from the pump into the skin. It is attached to the skin with a strong adhesive. On the under side of the infusion set, there is a short, fine cannula, or tube, that passes through the skin and rests in the subcut Continue reading >>

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  1. sellersmichael

    Novolog vs Humalog

    Hi ya, I just joined this forum and have recently had Novolog added to my T2 regimen (plus Levemir, oral meds, and maybe 1,000 pills for cholesteral/high blood pressure). We just changed to Healthnet and they won't cover Novolog...only Humalog. Any differences worth worrying about?
    I find it unconscionable that Healthnet thinks it should determine which Rx its subscribers should take... they know better than the doctor?? I'm so irritated by them that I am fully willing to begin lawsuit against them.

  2. furball64801

    Sorry for the problems I found both insulins as close as can be been on both. If you think thats bad our insurance no longer covers lab tests its all out of pocket and many more restrictions.

  3. T1 Kris

    Novolog and Humalog are very similar insulins. Humalog is produced by Eli Lilly and was released in the U.S. in 1996, while Novolog is made by Novo Nordisk and was released in 2001.They are both rapid acting insulins. Humalog and Novolog are used to cover meals and snacks. They both begin working in about 10-15 minutes, peaks at one to one and a half hours and are gone in about three and a half to four hours. They both can be taken when you start your meal or just finish it.
    Some differences between the two are reports have surfaced that Novolog appears to be both stronger and quicker than Humalog thus requiring slight changes in insulin doses. Also, Novolog starts working a bit faster than Humalog. The chemical make up is also a bit different, but like mentioned earlier both work similar. But starting out fresh to insulin, I do not think these differences will be much of a problem. If you are concerned, phone your doctor and ask he/she what they think on the Humalog if it will be suitable for you.
    I personally dont think its suable grounds. Insurance companies set what they will and will not cover. They also substitute items out. Mostly this is because of cost. If you really need Novolog, your doctor can put in for an "prior authorization" stating why you have to have that particular insulin, and they will consider it for coverage. If its a good enough reason they will cover the Novolog. You can always pay out of pocket too, but trust me its over $100 for a bottle of rapid insulin, so that will be a bit pricey.

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