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Re: [IP] Hospital stay to start on Pump



four 6-hour sessions = 24 hours + someone to spend the first night! Whew, a
hospital stay is much easier....
Jeff
----- Original Message -----
From: Natalie A. Sera <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 6:29 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Hospital stay to start on Pump


> Kornfeld, Avner wrote:
>
> > 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".
>
> My pump start-up was outpatient -- a total of four 6-hour sessions,
> covering mechanics, carb-counting, trouble-shooting, several
> set-changes, and a lot of sitting around!
>
> Since I had already talked extensively to pumpers, watched them insert
> sets, read Pumping Insulin,  and had already taught myself
> carb-counting, a lot of it was review -- but I can see where it might be
> necessary for someone who was totally new to pumping.
>
> The reality was that I taught them as much as they taught me -- but they
> were the ones who got a lot of money for it!
>
> They also insisted that I stay with someone overnight the first night on
> insulin, in case of a hypo -- my brother had to come in and learn how to
> do glucagon -- but it turned out not to be necessary. I gave away the
> glucagon kit because it expires so fast, and since I live alone, it
> wouldn't help in normal circumstances anyway!
>
> I think, for a child, or someone who is extremely insulin-sensitive, an
> overnight stay might not be a bad idea -- but for people who are already
> well-controlled on shots and who know what insulin does in THEIR bodies,
> it's not necessary.
>
> Smiles,
>
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>
>  Natalie A. Sera, with all her ducks in a row!
>  Type Weird, pumping!
>  mailto:email @ redacted
>
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