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Re: [IP] Medisense (Precision QID) service



On Sat, 27 Feb 1999 11:53:17 EST, email @ redacted wrote:

>Could you please give me the number to reach a representative so I can find
out where the closest dealer is to purchase a monitor. Helen:
>     We just downloaded Melissa's QID meter & although I'd been telling
her
> that it seemed like she was "high" an awful lot at school before lunch,
no
> amount of "mommy nagging" could have as much of an impact as seeing it
> "graphically" displayed on screen - whether as a pie graph with a HUGE
portion
> color-coded for HIGH, or as a data print-out with the word HIGH or as a
> "connect the dots chart with a preponderance of dots ABOVE normal ranges,
> there was no escaping the obvious!!!....Either time for another morning
basal
> fast, or time to alter her am ratios even further downward.  I had heard
of
> another teenaged girl who required a 1:5 ratio at breakfast.  We've
downscaled
> from 1:10, to 1:9 to 1:8 to 1:7, but obviously still aren't there yet!!!
The
> software for the QID by the way runs around $120 I think, but a friend had
it
> covered by insurance.  Since we were paying $45 monthly to see our CDE
whose
> software also produced these revealing charts, I figure we're now ahead of
the
> initial investment!
>     Lastly, for the "newbies", Melissa has been pumping for nearly 3 yrs
now
> (since she was 13) & her latest A1C was 6.9...nonetheless, I liken her use
of
> the pump & all it's capable of doing to MY use of the VCR.....I KNOW it
can do
> more than just play rented videotapes, but haven't bothered to avail
myself of
> all of its other features. Likewise, Melissa does NOT adjust for
exercise,
> etc. the way the more diligent adult pumpers do, BUT if this is "as good
as it
> gets for now", I'm satisfied.  I had heard far too many "horror stories"
about
> disenchanted teens neglecting their self-care to NOT be satisfied that
she's
> THIS compliant - for now. Hopefully, as she matures, etc. she'll be more
> inclined to "fine tune" her care.
> 
> Regards, Renee
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