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RE: [IP] saline solution?



 I was never even asked to use saline.  My pump arrived to my house a week
before my pump start.  I was told to watch the video supplied, put the
battery in the pump and push buttons till I felt comfortable with all of the
pumps functions.  I brought a vial of insulin, my reservoir and an infusion
set to the pump start and away I went.

Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of George Lovelace
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 7:53 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] saline solution?

On 4 Dec 2003 at 18:25, email @ redacted <email @ redacted> wrote:

>  Does everyone have to begin pumping with the trial saline solution? I
>  got the
> pump, had trouble getting a minimed nurse to "train" me. Now she says
> I need to do the saline first (even thought my doctor says I can just
> start.) I have had the pump a month now and I am ready to go. I read
> all the instructions and have been type 1 for 25 years. I feel I can
> just plug the thing in. I was worried about insurance if there turns
> out to be a problem with the minimed 712 and they will say I didn't
> use it correctly. Maureen email @ redacted
> ----------------------------------------------------------


 AFAIC, there are only two reasons to do saline. One if the Doc/CDE believes
you
can't
 deal with a pump, then you can show him/her. The other, you want to find
out
how a pump
 operates (only the physical operation, not the thearapeutic operation).
Those
two are the
 only instances that I can imagine being necessary to do saline. And
actually,
in the latter
 example, I have taken to using plain water and just dripping that out to
the
ground.

George
(who had a hard time waiting 48 hrs to start pumping)     ;>)
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