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Peter,
I am strongly considering the pump.  Do you like the minimed?  How long
is it allowed to be disconnected?  When you disconnect, do you have a
hole in your skin where you connect to?  If so, do you cover it
somehow?  

I would appreciate any help.

Thanks,
Mark Harding

"Peter D. Cancellier" wrote:
> 
> I've been a diabetic almost 30 years and started the minimed 507c in
> June.  Bottom line: get a pump.  Pros: Eat when you want,  one shot
> every 3 to 7 days (swimming in the ocean loosens the tape that holds it
> on), eat what you want (beers, wine are hard to gauge, but compensating
> for a high sugar is just a matter of checking your BG and adding some
> insulin via the little machine.  Cons: hooked up to a machine, they have
> special sleep shirts with pockets so you can roll around all you want. I
> sleep nude and as time goes on I notice it less and less. I disconnect
> for showering. Counting carbs was what concerned me about pumping before
> I got the pump, but not too hard, carry a book with carbo values of
> foods when you go away and look up the food and then select appropriate
> bolus of insulin.
> 
> Go for it!!
> Peter Cancellier
> 
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