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Re: [IP] supplies



Tara,
The silhouettes do have the teflon canula.  I was nervous about trying them
(look at that needle!!!), until I had the training.  If you've read my
previous posts, I started two weeks before getting training.  Now, at my
doctor's office, I'm the "guy who started pumping before he got the
training..."
Anyway, the silhouettes are the only thing I use now.  I like the tape
included, all-in one design.  Of, course, YMMV.

Jeff

----- Original Message -----
From: Tara Dufour <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 1999 6:39 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] supplies


> Brenda,
> 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!
> Tara
>
> ----- 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
> tube
> > 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
> put
> > 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
> pocket.
> >
> > Hope this helps,
> > Brenda
> > The Verreault Family
> > Borden, Ontario, Canada
> > email @ redacted
> @insulin-pumpers.org
>
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