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Re: [IP] I need advice on what to do!
You CANNOT do it on your own! That (after 35 years of
normal MDI is my humble opinion) you need a Doc's advise and help! I got a
lot of help from books, but definataely, you cannot do it by yourself!
Dont even think of it! It's very complicated, and you need to know about
inserting the infusion set, the correct angle, priming, etc. Be THINKING!
When I was in college (also diabetic then) I didn't have the advantages you have
now - no good testing method, no disposable syringes, no glucometers.....I could
go on! I think the pump is a miracle! A miracle of technology!
But you need educatiion to use it properly, it's not instinctive! Take
your time - college students take off all the time - take the couple of days -
and learn all you can about it!!!
Good Luck, Jane
I am very upset tonight and need for ya'll
to offer your expertise....I found out this afternoon that my MiniMed 507C
will be arriving this very Friday!!! In the midst of my excitement on
the phone with my mother, she mentioned that she would call our hospital
there in my hometown (where my endo is) and set up my training. I am a
college student that lives 3 hours from home. It's hard enough to get
away to see my family, much less go for a day of training, so I asked her to
explain my rushed situation to the diabetes clinic there in order to speed
things up. They informed her that I'd need to do a month of carb
counting before they'd even consider me, and the soonest they could work me
in would be TOO FAR AWAY AND DURING SCHOOL!!! I have been on this
mailing list with ya'll for about a month. I've read Pumping
Insulin. I've got a carb counting book and have enough common sense to
be able to do that s**t. I can't tell you how furious I am. The
bad thing here is that I can have my records trasferred to Jackson, where
I'm in school and get a new endo. But that is the last thing I want to
do! I love my dr. and have never found anyone that understands me and
listens to me like her. She really has nothing to do with the
training, yet I have to have it done there in order to stay with
her??? I know, it sounds strange. My question here is
this: I'm calling my doc in the morning. Do I give her my
records of blood sugars and whatnot so she can set basals and then attempt
to set out on my own? Do I beg her to help me get worked in earlier
and if she won't, change docs? What do I do? Can I do this on my
own? Advice please -- I look to ya'll to be my saving
Thanks for listening,