Re: Why get a pump if you’re happy with MDIs?

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Taking it on and off… then guestimating top-up doses to cover. Suddenly sounding a bit more of a faff again! …and you were nearly getting me convinced – are you on commission? ;)

Not sure I could ‘tuck it in my waitsband’ either. Sounds like it’d go bouncing off at some inopportune moment.

Silly question… how long is the cannula? Just wondering if you have to wear/hang the pump in different places when you shift infusion sites around.

I’m so intolerant of sitting/leaning on stuff I suspect I’d need some sort of strapping/sling so I could wear it mid-torso and/or pretend to be an undercover cop with a wire.

Since the vial of insulin is out in all weathers too do you have to watch how hot you’ve been getting? Just thinking of lying, baking on a beach in the glorious British sunshine(!). With my handy MDI stuff I can just keep it somewhere cool, bottom of a bag or wherever… How do they suggest you cope with summer holidays?