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Re: [IP] supplies

I got my pump last night, and holy cow did my stomach hurt looking at all
the information I have to read and learn and especially those needles. I
think I might start off using the Sof set ones first.  I was under the
impression that the Silhouettes had a plastick canula too, but they don't. I
found out yesterday that my insurance company is going to cover the supplies
and I am just waiting for them to doctor up a letter to Respicare stating
that they will cover the supplies.  My training for the pump isn't until
Monday, but I think if I get all the supplies I need before then I will
start on my own, after talking to my doctor for starting insulin dosages of
course. He's already given me numbers but I need to make sure before I
begin.  Wish me luck!

----- Original Message -----
From: The Verreault's <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 1999 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] supplies

> Tara,
> The combination sets come in a box of 5 complete sets (1 catheter and 1
> in one package) and 5 packages of just the catheter.  They also have boxes
> of 10 complete sets.  When they say needles, they are refering to the
> catheter part.  The catheter and tubing are separate things, you have to
> them together once the catheter is in place.
> Rick uses the 41" tubing.  He likes it because it gives him room to place
> his pump on his dresser while he is changing his clothes.  The rolls the
> tubing up and attaches it to the clip that is attached to his jeans
> Hope this helps,
> Brenda
> The Verreault Family
> Borden, Ontario, Canada
> email @ redacted

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