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RE: [IP] Advice Needed.....



Carol, 
	I think you and I were also on a  different dm list recently?
Anyway, I think it depends on your confidence level.  When I first got
my pump, I was afraid to even touch it. I waited to be "trained" on it
with my endo's offc.  My 1st thought when I read your question was:
"She should wait."

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> From: 	Wilson, Carol[SMTP:email @ redacted]
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> Sent: 	Friday, July 24, 1998 2:53 PM
> To: 	'email @ redacted'
> Subject: 	[IP] Advice Needed.....
> 
> Hi listmates.  I am in need of some advice here.....I got a new
> Disetronic pump about a week ago and completed training on the pump
> operation/programming and carb counting.  I am currently wearing it
> with
> only saline solution in it but want to start pumping insulin
> immediately.  My MD agreed to prescribe the pump at my request but
> would
> now like me to see an endo.  I finally got my insurance to approve
> this
> but now I can't see the endo for almost 2 months!  They're booked
> solid.
> 
> 
> Should I attempt pumping insulin myself using the hourly basal rates
> suggested in Walsh's book "Pumping Insulin"?  This is based on body
> weight and I can adjust it where necessary with lots of testing.
> Should
> I proceed or wait several more months to see the endo?  
> 
> Carol Wilson
> email @ redacted
> Type 1 - 21+ years
> 
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