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Re: [IP] Having Doubts

I have never had a problem with my D switching screens.  Another thing I 
like about D is that I can do almost anything without looking at the 
pump(keep it in my pocket).  With the minimed I would always have to 
look to see that I was on the right screen.

>I'm having some major doubts about my pump.  Since I started on the 
pump I
>have gained a great deal of weight.  Not only to mention the fact that 
>have felt miserable every since I started.  I tend to have many 
>issues. A lot more than when I was on injections. Then again when I was 
>injections half the time I don't think I was absorbing the insulin 
>I think that the only thing that the pump has done for me, is that it 
>taken care of the dawn phenomena.
>I fought for several months to get this pump. I have wanted it every 
since I
>first heard about the pump 12+ years ago. But I have never really 
>the issue.  Now that I have the pump. I'm not satisfied with the pump 
that I
>have. I don't know if the D pump has this problem.  But this is my 3 
pump I
>have had swapped out since I have been on the pump for 3 months.  When 
I get
>the new pump, things appear to work fine, but then after awhile the 
>feature starts skipping screens.  Half the time I can't ever get to the
>bolus screen, it just skips right on to the suspend option, or even 
>I'm frustrated.  I think I'm just stuck.  I'm going to give the pump 3 
>months to see if it is something that I want to continue with. That way 
I at
>least have 6 months under my belt. 
>I hear about others who have said, wow this thing has changed my life. 
>love it.  I don't feel that absolute about the pump.  That tubing is 
such a
>pain sometimes. I'm glad that my HBa1c has improved.  That is one 
positive I
>must say.  I feel like I'm an expert at the ability to juggle, but I 
>keep those 3 balls in the air.
>Christene Ullom
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

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