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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V2 #781

At 09:36 PM 1/31/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>Boy, do I feel cheated!  I keep seeing that everyone else got these
>training sessions with carb counting and detailed instructions.  I got 30
>minutes (if that much) with the nurse who showed me how to work the
>buttons and put the darn thing in.  No wonder my sugars are still
>ridiculous.  I was afraid my endo was not being aggressive enough with my
>doses (range from 0.4 to 1.0 but mostly 0.4-0.8).  How do I retroactively
>get the training I need?  My endo has started a Joslin sattelite, but
>they don't take my insurance (and he doesn't "believe" in pumps anyway). 
>There is one other endo in town who is an option, but he is not taking
>new patients until he gets a partner ( I know his nurse, I called and
>begged and she still said "no way!").  What do I do?  How do I get help?
>I'm looking for that pumping book that someone suggested.  What else can
>I do?  I guess I didn't appreciate how much the pump world has changed
>since the old AS6MP!!
>DM 19 years
>pumping almost 1 year (this time)

Sounds like me i got about an hour with the REP which did everything and
the rest of the night in the hospital for OBS. nothing more... the Nurses
only check the sugar it was the first time they had a pump.

Brian Carter
ICQ # 27217438
email @ redacted
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/