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Re: [IP] pump knowledge in the UK

Oh dear....go really prepared tomorrow. I had to bring my own things with to
start up..How can she help you if she never heard of the set ups?
Do you have a pump rep close to where you live>? Maybe you would get better
help from the rep..
I'll be thinking of you.

At 12:31 PM 4/15/99 , you wrote:
>Hi all
>Thought some of you might be interested to hear about my so-called pump
trainer had to say today!
>I didn't end up starting today because they had lost the infusion sets
>they had ordered (how they lost them when they had been delivered that
>morning I don't know!)  and because they had thought I would be using
>Regular and hadn't got any bottles of Humalog for me.
>The nurse had some weird ideas about pumping.
>She couldn't understand why I wanted to go on the pump "it probably won't
>improve your control, but if you want to do it that's fine". Hmmmm,
>Apparently they have people on pumps becaseu they are needle-phobic,
>not becasue of control! The last thing I would want to do if I was
>needle phobic would be to stick those huge needles in instead of a
>tiny pen needle, even if it is less often!
>She couldn't believe SIlhouettes didn't fall out becasue they go in at
>an angle (she'd never heard of them before),and had never heard of
>using Humalog in a pump "but if that's what you want to do then
>fine". She was a bit dubious that it's not approved until I pointed
>out it wasn't approved for use with Novopens either, only with
>BD-pens. Anyway, she was happy to go along with whatever I wanted. I
>think she learnt more than I did!
>So, another 24 hours to wait (she suggested waiting a week but when
>she saw my face she relented!) until I get hooked up!
>Insulin Pumpers website
>for mail subscription assistance, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org

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