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Re: [IP] starting on the pump


Lucky you!! Silohuettes are the way to go. I generally use my lower abs,
and rotate the hip area. I have recently found a great spot on my upper
upper backside-it's a little challanging to quick release there and you
have to be slighly more conscious when sitting.


email @ redacted wrote:
> Well, the Blues finally preapproved the pump, and I received the box with
> all the stuff yesterday.  Now I'm trying to figure it all out.  I wonder if
> I could get some suggestions on where to stick the silouettes.  The
> literature says most people use the abdomen, but I wonder how far around to
> the side people go.  Also any other sites used?  Any tricks to determine
> the starting basal rates?  The Minimed book has some formulas, but maybe
> there are some other insights from those in the trenches.  How did everyone
> get started?  It would be nice if Minimed had some warm body to talk to.
> The sales people dropped out after they got my money :-)
> Thanks!
> -wm
> Wayne Mitzner
> Department of Environmental Health Sciences
> The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
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> Baltimore, MD 21205
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