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Re: [IP] Re: Endo Wants 50/50 mix

WOW!  Good for you, and good for your husband!  I know that Kelly, although
she may not say so, REALLY appreciates your husband trying the whole
system!!!  But what does all that saline do to him?  Will it effect him?  I
have a good friend on the 50/50 mix - NOT on a pump - and wouldn't switch!
He loves it and has been on it for several years since the onset of his
diabetes.  Just so you know, I've been type 1 for 35 years, but only on a
pump since January this year.  You need to know EXACTLY how to insert the
tubing and how to prime it
and make it work!  I don't know how Kelly is, but a pump  is commplicated!
Diabetes is complicated!  You as parents need to kknnow as much as possible!
That support was missing for me.

Good luck to all of you and especially GOOOOD luck to Kelly!!!!      Jane

-----Original Message-----
From: Al & Mary Rebholz <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 4:33 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: Endo Wants 50/50 mix

>Thanks to all who keep answering my never-ending questions.  My current
>problem is our endo wants Kelly to start on a 50/50 mix of humalog and
>regular.  He likes the idea of a "tail", and says children go into DKA
>very quickly.  Now I can totally see his reasoning for someone who has a
>very strong Dawn phenomenon, sleeps through alarms, or is generally not
>consistent in checking glucose levels, but none of these apply.  Kelly
>IS sensitive to humalog, as I believe most children are, 1U drops her
>about 120 pts, but it seems to me that a 50/50 ratio is going to be too
>much of a tail.   I recall some of you using the 5/1 ratio STILL feel
>the tail.  What do you all think?
>Incidentally, we had our training with the Disetronic rep recently, and
>my husband has been pumping saline for a few days, in a show of support
>for Kelly.  I got to insert the Tender which has definitely helped my
>confidence in knowing that I can actually do it on a live human being.
>The funny thing about my husband wearing it, is that he wears a jumpsuit
>type uniform like the astronauts wear, so he's been threading the tubing
>through his fly and sticking it in his pocket.  I of course had tons of
>better and more discrete suggestions from this list for him, but he
>wanted people to see and notice in an effort to spread understanding.
>So once the doctor's back in town, we'll be going live.  Thanks in
>advance for all your help.
>Mary, Kelly's Mom
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