Insulin pump

What is Insulin pump?

Insulin pump is a device which liberates small doses of insulin everytime in blood stream.

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I am a type one diabetic have just gone onto an insulin pump having a right pickle think i maybe premenstrual sugard high and ketones three and have a brown discharge feeling very sorry for myself previously before i went on the pump had high sugars and high ketones until day ofmy cycle started why? its really frustrating and very hard work

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HI
Thanks for posting your query to Healthcaremagic .

Pre mentrual raise in blood sugars and ketones are due to the stress of Pre Menstruation . Stress of any kind releases the hormone Cortisol which has an action opposite to that of Insulin and hence the blood sugars and ketones raise as there...

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I'm a woman and I'm a diabetic for about 35 years, I'm on the insulin pump doing very good, I also had 2 knee surgerys on same knee. My weight was 125-130 and now I,m 108-111 also I,m having dental work done and I think that"s the problem. please tell me what I can do Thank you

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Dear madam i can understand your concern.
uncontrolled diabetes is associated with poor dental outcomes.
the most important things to be taken care in a diabetic undergoing dental procedure are
1.proper antibiotic prophylaxis(your dentist will guide you)
2.stop aspirin if you are taking.
3.check...

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I am diabetic, and my sugar went high due to my insulin pump forgot to be put on, so I relied on needles, I cannot get my sugar down, even with lots of injections, now I have terrible heartburn, and aching legs. Just not feeling good, is there anything natural I can take?

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Dear sir/madam i can understand your concern.
in my opinion you should make sure that with pump or with injection you should manage to take the total dose required in a day.
your sugars not coming down even with lots of injection,There might be some problem in dose of insulin or if insulin is not...

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44 year old type 1 diabetic since age 11, insulin pump (2009) and continous glucose monitor.(nob 2013) having super diff time with "guesstimating" carbohydrates. have not eaten potatoes, pasta, for years becuase I cannot understand WHEN they are broken down into glucose by MY body. Did a brown rice test a few times and it was epic failure. Can you help me understand? Does everyone's body break these foods down differently?

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dear sir i understand your concern.our body having a unique which is called digestion what ever you eat will ultimately broken down into three basic forms like carbs--glucose,fatty acids from oil,and amino acids from protein like meat.but now comes the tricky part in body all this are...

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My fiancé just called off our wedding he is a diabetic gets itself insulin shots and was told that he had to now get an insulin pump we've been dealing with it but what he didn't tell me is that at the same time they were doing test they also found out that his heart is weaken that is only functioning at 20% and that they're also going to be putting in a pacemaker. That if he got his act together and lost weight and stop smoking that he may have about five years. I am devastated and reeling from all this information and just needed to have some confirmation that what he said is true. How can you function if your heart is only working at 20%?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
A 20% functioning heart is really very bad.
You are definitely right that how can a person work at such low levels,but it does happen sometime but going further from here is very very problemetic and requires proper treatment with very good luck
Best of luck
Thanks

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patient with toes amputated, infection returned, vascular disease, diabetic, kidneys failing, frail condition, family chose not to have more surgery, withdrawn all helping medications, only giving pain medications, withdrew insulin pump, no feeding tube as patient can no longer swallow-Should more been attempted to preserve this life, or slowly killing patient as it appears "merciful"

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Hello!While it is hard for me to comment without knowing the specifics in this case it is a classical medical dilemma care givers face the world over. If the patient is not very old ( above 80 yrs) my view is to give it everything you've got- the full gamut of medical, surgical & supportive...

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My boyfriend has diabetics I'm not sure what kind but he has a insulin pump on his side. He says he's not feeling good and his blood sugar was all over the place today . As high as 338 then as low as 79 . He's been sleeping a mojority of the day . But now the house degree is 70 and he's drenched in sweat. Is there any emergency here? He's new to this and so am I .

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HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern, if he is type one diabetic patient then he has to be very careful in controlling his sugar level there is certain rules for this and that has to be followed for a better control of diabetes, glycosylated Hemoglobin test is very...

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Thank you. Husband uses Insulin pump.. Has been having good blood sugars. Having severe fatigue. Head not clear. Feels confused. Just cannot go. Body aches and feels achy. BP OK. Has small vessel disease heart and brain. 8 stents. Functions pretty well 75% of time. Busy but physically easy job. Even substituted for pastor Sunday. He was "brilliant". That's his half time norm. Has had similar episodes before. Has also had2 small CVAs in the past. Great recovery. Residual weakness on one side that's usually hardly noticeable. Both the CVAs do show up on scans. Don't want to go to ER. They would not consider this an emergency. Ideas or suggestions? I am an RN

doctor1 MD

Dear sir

Severe fatigue in diabetes might be due to lot of reasongs
1. High blood sugars
2. Loss of water and electrolytes causing dehydration
3. Formation of ketone bodies due to increased blood sugars
4. Insulin pump blockage due to malinsertion or faulty device.

Investigate the cause of the...

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Recent questions on  Insulin pump

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have hypertension, bystolic, diabetic insulin pump, had tia in dec 09 on plavix, bp has been good since jan. feeling shaky last couple of days, checked at home and bp was 120/78 tues night, last night 117/76. today having really bad headache really shaky, not glucose, checked bp ( i work at a surgery center) 136/120, waited 10 min took again on same machine 137/94, went to different machine, 135/87 sitting, standing 143/98. should i be concerned about the 1st one?

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I am a female 50 years old several times when I urinate there is blood on the toilet tissue. I have been an insulin dependent diabetic for 26 years. i test my bllod sugars 6/7 times a day to determine how much insulin to take. There is no noticeable sign of the blood in my urine.

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Type I diabetic, extended upper abdomen, acid reflux even using overcounter meds, any suggestions

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Hi Please could you help , i am 28 years old over weight but it seems to be getting worst from the time i am taking Qlaira and metaforman , my insulin is high thus Metaforman, i have 2 boys as well. i go to gym as well. i desperatley need to loose weight

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Hello, Me and my husband have been trying to get pregnant. If he has type 2 Diabeties and has not been taking his insulin and his sugar is high can we still end up pregnant? He was good in the begining about taking his insulin but his sugar was still high. We have been trying for a year and a half to get pregnant and we still can't. Please help. I have 2 children already, but he wants to have biological kids. The 2 are my children.

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