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Re: [IP] Showing rescue squads pump



As a paramedic I understand the need for EMS personnel to be exposed to the
insulin pump, but do not forget the doctors that will take over treatment
from the rescue squad. I also have diabetes and utilize an insulin pump
myself. I have been in need of treatment for a high BG due to illness, and
have been instructed by the ER physician to turn my pump off, I assume,
because he didn't understand it.
mjt
----- Original Message -----
From: "jan hughey" <email @ redacted>
To: "IP List" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 2:40 PM
Subject: [IP] Showing rescue squads pump


> > We are always looking for community
> > service ideas since they have to do 12 hours/year. He thought about
going
> > around to the
> > rescue squads and showing his pump and see if they had questions. We
> > haven't gotten the nerve to do that yet!
> >
> > Robin, mom of Kevin
>
> Robin,
> Yeah, go to the rescue squads. Think of the service you'll be providing
> Kevin and other pumpers if the EMTs are called in their behalf. They will
be
> familiar with one.  I was out of town one day and 5 deputies were eating
at
> the next table. I worked up the nerve to ask them if they'd seen a pump
and
> none had. I also had a new fancy bracelet with a gold charm that was
> engraved with my Medic Alert phone #'s, etc. They said they would not have
> been aware what it was but they would now.
>     The life you save may be Kevin's. 8^)
> Jan (60 y/o, T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83)
>
>
>
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