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

Hi Cathy,

It is quite possible for fossils like us to learn the intricacies of

We all have a little anxiety when we first start.  But, when you get to be a
seasoned veteran like me (10 months) it will seem like second nature.

As to the ouch factor of insertion.... That varies to the individual.  Also,
I gave up my "armature" status and use alcohol these days.  I can tell you
that once inserted, you will not notice it for days, as others testify.

I wear the 42" Comfort sets.  I remember I have mine in when I snag it on
something like a door knob, or passing freight trains! LOL

Welcome to the wonderful world of  pumping.  This will make your life a lot
easier and give you much better control!

Questions? Ask a way. We are pretty friendly group most of the time.

Good Luck!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cathy Mann" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 5:35 PM
Subject: [IP] RE: insulin-pumpers-digest V7 #431

> Hi,
> 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.
> Cathy
> DXD 1998 @ 48, pumping in 3 weeks
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