Please do not take any of my posts as medical advice. I am NOT a doctor, I am a diabetic using an insulin pump. Any important questions must be addressed to a professional.
i am thinking of using an insulin pump. how much does it hurt to put it on everyday?
Thanks for your question, Eric. Not to push you off, but I might suggest you first try reading one of my posts (http://insulinpumpfun.blogspot.ca/2012/02/does-insulin-pump-hurt-at-all.html) and see if that helps you at all. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.Thanks!
i didn't get that far originally! good post. helped me out.
hi, I'm a Design research student at UNSW Sydney Australia and I have found your blog very useful and informational. I like that you have put the idea of ' fun' with insulin pumping activity.I am working on an assignment that requires me to design an intervention for the insulin pens (injection).I am adding some more fun and functions to the outer visual look. I am focusing on the teenagers ,who may find it like an ordeal to use the common insulin pen. I want to design something that is good to look at and teens find themselves encourage to use and later share their experience.I would be happy if you can help me in identifying certain problems that teens feel while using the pen injections and (as a designer) what features can I add?I'll be extremely happy to get your response Cheers,Salman Afzal
I know this was posted awhile ago, but one thought with permanent insulin pens (Aka: Luxura pen by Humalog/Lilly...not disposable) is to put a little metal loop on the top of the pen or make a cut out on the top to put a small loop. It would work like a cell phone or camera attachment spot, where little trinkets could be looped through and dangle off. (A lot of teenagers add the trinkets to the ear phone ports on cellphones; small cameras often have this feature built in to aid with a rope to hang off a wrist).