Insulin Pump Disadvantages

I’m so lucky to have some great followers on Twitter! I have a follower that has generously donated her time, talents and story to help educate others! You can follow her on Twitter @diabeticnurslng – Here’s her story with some educational points!

Disadvantages- Door handles are a pumpers kryptonite. If you’re tubing is hanging out, as soon as you walked past the door it’s going to wrap around that handle and rip out. Which always happens as soon as you’ve just put a new pump site in or right before bed, whenever it’s inconvenient for you. Another downfall is that this pump is like a new organ. It’s with you all the time, wherever you go. It doesn’t always look good with your outfits and sometimes it makes noises when you’re in a completely silent room.

Overall, my life is better on the pump. This best summer mine unexpectedly broke and I was back on shots for 2 days. I felt like I was living with diabetes in the Stone Age. The technology that surrounds diabetes is unbelievable and is one of the main things that keeps me hopeful that a cure may happen one day. Having a pump changed my life and as long as I have diabetes, I’ll be pumping!

We’re going to continue on some diabetes info tomorrow night!


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Written By Eric Christianson

November 21, 2013

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