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RE: [IP] RE: insulin-pumpers-digest V7 #431

I'm 59 and started last month and had no trouble understanding the basic
principles. If you've been taking Lantus and a rapid-acting insulin I doubt
if you're going to have much trouble switching to the pump and I'm sure
you're going to love it.

If the insertion hurts too much for you there is emla cream, available over
the internet from Canadian pharmacies. Good luck and read all about the pump
so you're ready for the trainer.


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Cathy Mann
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 3:36 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] RE: insulin-pumpers-digest V7 #431


This is my first post. My Paradigm 512 arrived at my office today along
with the rest of the paraphernalia. I have an appointment in 3 weeks
with the doc's office to learn to use it.

Ironically I have wanted this for a long time and now that I have it I
am slightly nervous about the "insertion". I take 5 needles a day and
never really had much trouble learning to take the needles or fear of
the pain, even when I first started.  Is this any worse than the
needles? Is the unit too complicated for the plus 50 crowd to learn to
use? Will I begin to understand all the vernacular that you use when you
e-mail, post and pump? I definitely want the freedom so any feedback
will be greatly appreciated.


DXD 1998 @ 48, pumping in 3 weeks
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