Every person wishing to join one of the Insulin-Pumpers
mail lists must submit a member profile containing your name,
e-mail address, and a brief description of your experience with
the pump, or interest in pumping insulin. Your profile will be
reviewed by the list manager and forwarded to the membership
after it is approved. The example below is not a template,
so please feel free to elaborate or change the format as
you see fit. At a minimum, please include your name, city or
region (i.e. San Francisco Bay area), the number of years you
have had IDDM and any serious complications with which you have
some experience that may be useful to others. Many members
have included their phone and fax numbers as well.
Try to keep the description brief, under a page.
Harold Mueller < firstname.lastname@example.org >
650 992-2566 fax 992-2568
I've been using a MiniMed 506 for the last year and a half
with Humalog for the last 6 months. I use 30-35 units a day
with a ratio of 1 unit of insulin for 11 grams of carb.
I was diagnosed at age 12 and have had diabetes for the last
15 years. Since going on the pump, my hbA1c's have gone from
8.1 down to 6.9 (whoopie), and I love the freedom from the snacks.
I like to bike and swim and participate in a regular exercise
program. None of the other members of my family are diabetic
(I have a daughter 7 and a son 4) and everyone is very
supportive. Oh, by the way, I live in Detroit, MI.
Please feel free to add any other information or experiences
you have had to your profile that you consider pertinent to
your particular situation and that may assist other pumpers.
(i.e. diabetes complications, treatments, etc...)