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RE: [IP] Re: On my soapbox

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Michael [mailto:email @ redacted]
> > Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 2:23 PM
> > To: email @ redacted
> > Subject: Re: [IP] Re: On my soapbox
> > In most studies, they do not consider the cost of emergency room 
> > visits or paramedic visits due to lows. The on study that I could 
> > find that did include those costs noted a 50% reduction in cost for 
> > CSII -----  INCLUDING the cost of hospitalzation for pump training.
> Hospitalization for pump training? Do they really do this?
> How many people have actually had this?
> I just worked with my CDE and my endo for a few days and then the
> pump was mine. Seems a bit excessive to hospitalize for pump
> training...

I think is is less common now, but many newbie docs a few years ago 
do this when little was known about setting basal rates. If you 
eliminate that cost, then pumping is even more cost effective than 
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