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[IP] Accucheck glucometer & Pump preparation
I bragged last week about the free Accucheck they sent me in the mail. Well, I finally ran out of test strips for my Basic, and decided to try it. Impatient person
that I am, I didn't really read the instructions first, just skimmed. Of course I got the display and instructions stuck on Spanish. My highschool Spanish class
didn't quite prepare me for that. So then I did end up reading more of the instructions to get back to English. I gotta tell you, I like this new machine. I got a
non-bleeder and I was able to make it work without sticking myself again. You can see right away if it is enough blood instead of waiting through the count-down to
see "not enough blood" at the end, and you can add more blood if it doesn't look like enough.
Yep I like it. My low-tech past of just writing them down is gone--I'm going to do spiffy little graphs and everything!
My appointment with the trainer is a week from Tuesday. I have spent some time reading the Walsh book, and it's a lot of information. I've decided that I'm going to
make myself flashcards. I'm going to get some index cards with a spiral binding to keep them together and write little topic cards. Something like "What do to when
sites go bad", "Boluses" and "Carb. Counting Tips". Maybe that sounds silly, but I really think it will help. I'm also going to have a list of questions to take with
me so that I don't draw a blank when I get home. Anyone else have any organizational tips or advice?
Sherry C. from the massive city of Bowling Green, KY
Watching the clock as she dusts her pump
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