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Re: [IP] New Pumper!!!!

how is the disetronic??

>From: "William Bartram" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: "Insulin-Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IP] New Pumper!!!!
>Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 15:18:57 -0500
>Hello all,
>I am back home now (Del Rio) and am wearing my new Disetronic H-Tron Plus
>Pump!  Here is some background info for those of you who dont know me. I am
>in the Air Force, diagnosed type 2 in 96, found out in Mar 99 was really
>type 1 after going DKA.  My Endo (wonderful guy) suggested the pump, and I
>was hook.  Waited 5 weeks to the day to get the pump--the military had to
>figure out how and who would pay for it.  Now, this brings you up to date:
>Yesterday I had a 4 hour training session with the pump rep, he made it 
>though I was nervous inserting in front everyone.  They set the basal and
>off I went to my room for the night.  I started at 4:30pm with bg of 83, at
>6:30pm I was at 170. I was high until they allowed me to bolus, then I went
>down to 55 a couple of time during the night.  I chk bgs every two hours.
>All day today things seem to be going well nothing over 122 and that was 
>hr after lunch. I wont begin to tell you all my thoughts last night and
>today-ranging from excited to scared- you get the picture.
>Something that does concern me- my Endo said that if I move away from this
>TriCare region it will be up to that new Endo, or Dr if they dont have an
>Endo, to allow me to stay on the pump.  I was not please with that bit of
>news.  But he did say that he can work something out with the new Endo
>before I would leave.  That is good-- I would hate to have to stop using 
>pump for my sake and also for just plain common sense-- the Military just
>spent over $6500 on me and this pump, what would they do just throw it away
>because some Dr. Overseas doesn't know about the pump...
>Ok.. Ok.. enough of me on the soap box.  I am very happy with my pump.
>Thank you for your caring support.
>God Bless
>Bill Bartram
>"You will never possess what you are unwilling to pursue"
>Entrepreneur: email @ redacted
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>Purpose: don't get out of bed without one!!!
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