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    Not sure if this is off-topic or mature topic.

    I went to the doctor today and she told me i should consider insulin. By consider she means you need it. my A1c just wont go under 100 staying in the 150-180 range. She is sending me to a specialist.

    I won't know if i need a pump or shots till I see the specialist.

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    Sorry to hear about that.

    Let us know how it goes with the specialist.

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    Are you a type one or type two diabetic? If you are type II and it's weight related, you should do whatever it takes to lose the weight. If you are type I, an insulin pump works like a pancreas to some degree. It can't tell if you're going low blood sugar unless you get the other hook up, and health care won't pay for that. Even if you are type II, I'd consider the insulin pump, though having spikes up to 180 isn't terribly out of range. Many diabetics will have sugar ranges in the 400s which is very dangerous. Paying attention to diet and counting calories can also help.

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    Hopefully all is well, And if given the choice, I feel a pump is far superior to needles. While I'm not a diabetic myself, my S/O has type 1 and is permanently on a pump and prefers that to needles.

    Unfortunately either way includes a prick but with the pump you're not out of luck if you're out of needles or aren't carrying insulin on you. Plus it's much more discreet pulling out a small device and pressing a couple buttons than jabbing yourself with a needle every time you need to eat. He just has to change the patches out every couple days to avoid infection and refill on insulin every 4 days give or take? Depends on what you eat and what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osito View Post
    Sorry to hear about that.

    Let us know how it goes with the specialist.
    Will do.



    Quote Originally Posted by dogboy View Post
    Are you a type one or type two diabetic? If you are type II and it's weight related, you should do whatever it takes to lose the weight. If you are type I, an insulin pump works like a pancreas to some degree. It can't tell if you're going low blood sugar unless you get the other hook up, and health care won't pay for that. Even if you are type II, I'd consider the insulin pump, though having spikes up to 180 isn't terribly out of range. Many diabetics will have sugar ranges in the 400s which is very dangerous. Paying attention to diet and counting calories can also help.
    type two but that was before the doctor looked at my suger logs. now she thinks it could be type one.



    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepies View Post
    Hopefully all is well, And if given the choice, I feel a pump is far superior to needles. While I'm not a diabetic myself, my S/O has type 1 and is permanently on a pump and prefers that to needles.

    Unfortunately either way includes a prick but with the pump you're not out of luck if you're out of needles or aren't carrying insulin on you. Plus it's much more discreet pulling out a small device and pressing a couple buttons than jabbing yourself with a needle every time you need to eat. He just has to change the patches out every couple days to avoid infection and refill on insulin every 4 days give or take? Depends on what you eat and what you need.
    I already prick lol. i don't mind it. thanks for the info. yeah i'd prefer the pump over needles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoo View Post
    type two but that was before the doctor looked at my suger logs. now she thinks it could be type one.
    Now I'm no doctor, but I feel like something would definitely tip you off if your pancreas was completely out of order.
    The s/o told me that once his pump malfunctioned and he didn't know. Next thing he knew, he was in the hospital because of diabetic shock and almost died. When he first found out he was diabetic at age 12, his sugar levels were in the 400s.

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    My thoughts are with you. Hoping everything works out. One of my best friends went on insulin pen this year. We survived and I'm really pleased with the lower numbers.

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