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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V3 #722



Thanks Sherry.

Sherry Webb Nolan wrote:

> Jim,
> I am on a saline run right now and will start insulin on Monday.  I strongly
> recommend waiting until you have met with your CDE and discussed all of the
> factors that will attribute to what your rates will be started at.  Although
> there are several books out there that will give you equations based on
> weight and total amount of insulin you are taking now, it will really be
> based also on your activity and insulin needs at different times in the day.
> These equations won't tell you if you need more in the morning because of a
> dawn phen., or if you less at another time of day.  I am sure most the
> people on this list don't fit exactly into that equation either.  I
> understand your impatience on starting as I have had to wait a while myself.
> I have had my pump a whole month without being able to start. :(  But I have
> also been trying to get it since March.  Best of luck,
>
> Sherry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jjovanov [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 8:24 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V3 #722
>
> Hi Kathy,
>
> I was wondering if you could give me any information on how to get started
> on an
> insulin pump?  You know, basal rates, boluses, accomodations for highs,
> lows,
> etc...  I'm supposed to see an educator in one or two weeks to start on a
> trial
> run, but I'm itching to get started very, very, soon.  Can you help?
>
> Thanks
>
> Jim
>
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