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Re: [IP] Contemplating???



NO NO NO Rachel, you need a supportive Dr.  He/She is probably
afraid of prescribing the pump! for fear of what it may do!! Keep reading
 the successes here, this list  has been a godsend to me!  If you have the
 right teacher who remains available to you for advice, support and
encouragement, you will do WONDERFUL!! Please investigated a PUMP.
  Ask us questions!
Good Luck,
Debbie dx 12 years pumping 1.8 years
----- Original Message -----
From: Rachel Davidson <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2000 10:15 PM
Subject: [IP] Contemplating???


> I have been a insulin dependent diabetic for 11 years. I have no
> complications and pretty good control.  I take 3 shots a day. I have
gotten
> information on the MiniMed 508. Called my insurance company to make sure
> that they would cover the pump (They will). I went to my endo yesterday
> really enthusiastic about getting on this pump. My bubble was bursted. He
> told me he would not advise it. I told him that I thought I would have
> better control with using a shorter acting insulin. His reply was that I
> would have a lot of low b/s. (I thought that was a good thing but not to
> low?) I told him that I did not have a set routine and that it would be
nice
> if I did not have to eat when I did not feel like it. He replied that I
> would set the basal rate and still have to eat at certain times depending
on
> when I selected the basal rate to disperse. I thought that is what the
bolus
> was for. Am I reading the material wrong? I am not sure if my dr. is
> up-to-date in this area, I would like information on support groups, dr.'s
> with experience in pump patients, etc. in the Dayton, OH vicinity. My dr.
> said he would prescribe it but I feel he would not be much help. The
thought
> of going to the ER and no one in the area knowing what to do with a pump
> patient kind of scares me. But the freedom sounds wonderful. Thanks for
the
> information on this site. Rachel
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