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10/5/10 1:57 A

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Ooops! I didn't even think to ask if you used a pump first! I had sh!**% A1Cs on injections, so for me the pump made a HUGE difference (as did the serious dose of education I got with it, can you believe until I was 21 years old no one ever told me to count carbs?!) There's a bunch of threads on here where people weigh the pros and cons of a pump vs injections, and while there are a lot of pumpers, there's a few who've tried it and its just not their thing. I figure with what I know now I could likely do fine on injections (assuming I got to use smart insulin and not NPH and R), but I love the immediate flexibility that my pump gives me. If you're happy on injections there's no reason to change, but if you're interested in finding everyone's takes and opinions of which is better this is a good place for it!
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9/30/10 9:34 A

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SD, so helpful! Thanks so much for your response. You've got me wondering, 'should I really be considering using the pump?' I have been avoiding that issue for a while, as I have had excellent A1C levels through managing my diabetes through lantus and novolog shots...but maybe I do need to think more seriously about a pump...

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9/30/10 3:04 A

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Hi C!
Welcome to the team! I'm also 28 and 20 respectively, and totally hear you on the lows after working out issue! I usually have to turn my basal down for the next few hours after a good hard workout, if its a few hours till the next big meal then I turn it down (70-85%) until then and cut my bolus by a smidgen, but if I'm getting evening exercise I just turn it down to cover all night.
Before I started adjusting my pump, I calculated on more than one occasion that I was eating more calories to fix the lows from exercise than I was burning exercising! It takes some time and practice and trial and error, but so does everything else diabetes-related.
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9/29/10 10:24 P

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Hey everyone, I am a 28 year old Type 1 diabetic. I've been living with diabetes for exactly 20 years now. I have joined sparkpeople.com to try to lose some weight. I have really struggled in recent months with low blood sugar levels hours after a hard work out and I'm really trying to avoid those moving forward. Any tips?

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