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Re: [IP] Jim Jovanovich wants to start



Happy birthday Jeanie, and thanks for your support.

Jim
IDDM 21 yrs
soon to be pumping

email @ redacted wrote:

> <<If you can, please tell me how to get started.  Actually started.  I'm big
> time itching.>>
>
> Jim,
> First of all you've got the enthusiasm to start.  Then, it is crucial that
> you find an doctor, Endo or otherwise, who will support you going on the
> pump.  I ended up having a GP and a CDE back me up.  Some are supportive,
> some apprehensive, some completely against it.  You need that dr's support to
> get it approved thru the insurance company. If you run into trouble with the
> ones in your area, post it here and maybe someone can lead you to a better
> one.
>
> Keep good detailed logs of your bgs, (you should be doing many, like 8-10 a
> day), your injections,  food you eat and how many carbs it contains,
> exercise.  By showing this documentation to your dr you will be showing your
> dedication to gaining good control.
>
> Also contact the two pump companies, MiniMed and Disentronic.  Their reps
> will be more than happy to direct you as they want the sale and want to see
> you succeed.
>
> Learn all you can about pumping. Post your questions.  Read, read, read all
> the info on this site.  Go back to the page where you signed up and look into
> the articles there.
>
> I wish you the best and hope you will be pumping soon.  It has certainly
> changed my relationship with DM.  Now I have a chance at control and do
> pretty well most days. To me "pretty well" = between 100-160 bgs and a 7.2
> A1c, much improved over 40-400 daily on MDI.
>
> Ask any questions you'd like, either on IP list or e-mail me.
>
> Best of luck,
> Jeanie
> IDDM 20 yrs
> pumping 4 yrs
> 39 yrs old (tomorrow)
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