Pump, pen, or injections? What works for you?

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Hello everyone, I'm considering making the switch to a pump... Do any of you use a pump? What do you like about it? Is there anything I should know or any reasons why I shouldn't make the change? Thanks!

Beginning of the discussion - 3/23/20

Pump, pen, or injections? What works for you?

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@new2diabetes I still do injections and I'm was also interested in the pump but let it go because I was too scared to deal with the insertion process. It's so dumb because I'm obviously used to needles and such, but I couldn't get past the idea of tubing. Maybe some people who have one can enlighten us more and maybe convince me to take the plunge someday!

Pump, pen, or injections? What works for you?

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@new2diabetes @oklahomagirl Hello all, thank you for starting this discussion. Let me tag some other members who may be able to contribute to the discussion:

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Take care,

Courtney

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I use a pen for my insulin. I started not that long ago. It took me a little while to overcome injecting myself everyday. I figured out  a mental way to do it and now it feels somewhat routine.

I'm not sure I could overcome having something always attached to  me like some type 1 patients.

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I have a pump, which took some getting to used to too. I wear it continuously except for when I go on vacation, then I go back to injections. I really like the versatility and automation of it. I can program the rate to vary throughout the day or how much exercise I'm doing, and I can program different IC or CF depending what I'm eating or when it is.

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