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RE: [IP] Pump convenience


My Endo appointment isn't till April 12!! I can't wait! It seems to me that
the pro's outweight the con's. Keep the info comin so my interest will be at
it's peak when I go to my Endo!

Future pumper,

>Yes, changing to a pump will require a new routine. There is no way around
>it. However, unless you are using an extremely large dose, you really only
>need to be concerned about the amount of insulin in your pump every 3-4
>days. And, if you are getting low, change it the early evening the day
>before it runs out. I can tell just by looking at the reservoir whether I
>have enough to last the day. The nice thing is that while your reservoir is
>full, you don't need to carry a whole pack of supplies with you all day. A
>small BG meter is all you need.

>Another benefit is the flexibility in your schedule... once you get your
>basals set, if you need to do something during lunch, it's not a big
>deal... you just eat when you can (or when you feel like it). 


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