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Re: [IP] Hospital stay to start on Pump



Avner,
It's okay to disagree. That's why it's great living in America! Yes, 3 days
in the hospital seems long and yes, a hospital stay is not for everyone, but
it's an option for those who need it. Remember when you were a new pump
user? Like most of us, you probably had a million questions. What better
place to get a quick and correct answer? Doctor's, nurses, dieticians,
physical therapists all waiting to serve. Where else can you get such good
service?
Jeff
P.S., I didn't have a choice, my doctor requires a 2 day stay!
----- Original Message -----
From: Kornfeld, Avner <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 2:47 AM
Subject: RE: [IP] Hospital stay to start on Pump


> Jeff, Sherry,
>
> I disagree. For basal setting, a 'safe environment' like hospital does not
> represent your day to day regular activities. For technical aspects on how
> to use the pump, a 2-3 hours training is sufficient. I do not think
hospital
> stay is needed for "pump hookup".
>
> Later in time you will observe that basal rate requirements may be
different
> for weekend or periods with excess physical activities or even shopping in
> the mall. You will learn how to set a temporary basal rate. I do not think
> that three days stay in hospital help in that sense. It sure helps those
> people how get money for this hospitalization...
>
> Avner
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Bartik [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 8:39 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Hospital stay to start on Pump
>
>
> Sherry,
> I think a hospital stay for a couple of days is the way to go.  Your
> hospital stay should include visits from your doctor, a dietician, a
> physical therapist and, hopefully, a nurse specializing in diabetes. It
also
> gives you a chance to set your basal and bolus rates in a 'safe
environment.
> Good luck and get some rest!
> Jeff
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2000 10:14 AM
> Subject: [IP] Hospital stay to start on Pump
>
>
> > Hi-
> > Tomorrow I am going into the hospital to start on insulin
> > with my new pump!  I am looking forward to it but am
> > feeling nervous.  It will be a 3 day stay - I'm hoping I
> > can catch up on some missed sleep :)
> >
> > My younger sister also just received her new MM pump but
> > her endo does not require a hospital stay for his
> > patients.
> >
> > My endo told me that he does not put his patients on the
> > pump withouth a hospital stay.  I was wondering if a
> > hospital say is typical.
> >
> > Sherry-
> >
> >
> > > >I'd welcome any tips on adjusting to
> > > >the pump, and on programming basal rates before,
> > > >during, and after exercise.  Thanks!
> > >
> > >   Hi! tips for exercise. What I do is set a temp basal of about 25
> percent
> > > of my original starting an hour-2 hours before i exercise, and leave
it
> at
> > > that during exercise and then monitor after to see when to bring back
> the
> > > regular basal. I find that I don't need to eat extra when I do this.
> however
> > > if the exercise is spur of the moment, I suspend the pump and eat
> something
> > > to cover the insulin still working in my system.  the numbers that
work
> for
> > > you will most likely not be the same as for other people . . .but i
find
> > > it's important to reduce basals some time before you exercise if
> possible!
> > > good luck! oh, btw, if you are eating right before exercise I usually
> only
> > > bolus half my normal meal bolus.  --Gianna
> > > >
> > >
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