Asking for my girlfriend, who will be checking and possibly replying to this post:
I'm looking into starting on an insulin pump and I'm pretty sure I've narrowed it down to the Omnipod and the Medtronic Minimed. Looking for any first hand experience with either. I'm also open to any other suggestions to other pumps to consider as well as which ones to avoid. [more inside]
posted by Venadium
on Jul 24, 2014 -
We have brand-new, unused needles and a new, unopened Lantus insulin vial that we had bought for our cat, but our cat passed away late last month. We can't seem to figure out if it's legal to resell these prescription items. Is it? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie
on Jun 23, 2014 -
Can anyone point me to research that shows that the beta cells become "lazy" and become dormant because of a low carb diet? Or even better a LCHF diet? This is pertaining to type 2 DM.
posted by bright77blue
on Jul 9, 2013 -
My wife, who has had an insulin pump for almost 18 years, has somehow never traveled more than one time zone with it. Next week she has 5 day business trip to the West Coast, and we live on the East Coast. Any diabetic MeFi's have experience crossing 3 time zones with a pump? [more inside]
posted by COD
on Feb 17, 2013 -
I am a 60 year old male who has had type 1 diabetes for 54 years. I have taken insulin injections every day since being diagnosed. For the last 30 years, I have taken 2-4 shots daily. Since the needles are now so thin and sharp, I don't feel pain with the injections, but it is such a nuisance to always have insulin and syringes with me and sometimes to have to find a place to inject. I am still fairly active (knock, knock) and am considering an insulin pump. Will you kindly tell me your experiences, good or bad, with your pump? Thanks!
posted by konig
on Mar 2, 2009 -
Anti-social cat that needs twice-daily insulin shots and oral meds; solutions for travel? [more inside]
posted by 4midori
on Aug 31, 2008 -
How do I best care for my cat after a hypoglycemic reaction until I can get him to the vet? [more inside]
posted by Stacey
on May 17, 2008 -
I have a question about diet & exercise-controlled Type II diabetes and low blood sugar. [more inside]
posted by peep
on Jun 8, 2006 -
How can we pay for insulin without insurance?
Aside from getting a credit card, are there any other ways?
Cheap short term insurance (yeah, but for diabetics?)
Or should we write a letter to the State ombudsman to try and get welfare-type insurance?
posted by shipbreaker
on Jun 1, 2006 -
My wife is an insulin dependent diabetic who's had great success in using an insulin pump. We live in the US but are originally from the UK. After conversations with various people in the UK knowledgeable of diabetes treatment, we've learned that insulin pumps seem to be almost non-existent there. Is this really the case and if so what are the reasons?
posted by TheManticore
on May 16, 2005 -