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Re: [IP] If you are thinking about Pumping.......



Hi everyone :)  If  you are just thinking about pumping or awaiting
training, the best present you can give yourself in my opinion would be to
go to www.diabetesnet.com and order the book, "Pumping Insulin" 3rd edition
by John Walsh and Ruth Roberts.  Every question you have regarding pumping
and how to figure out basals and bolus' is covered in this informative book
:)   Good luck to all of you :)  Vicki from Hawaii
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vicki Riehn" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Question about the process of getting a pump...


> Hi Erin,  I just finally recieved my Paradigm on the 30th of June.  Mini
Med
> will want  a referral letter from your Dr. sent to your insurance company,
> 3 months of your blood Sugar readings ( a copy of your log) ,  your last 3
> Hb A1c results.   Please  stay in e-mail/phone  contact with your MiniMed
> Representative and the MiniMed insurance handler  they were a great help
to
> getting the correct forms from my Doctor and I hope you get speedy results
> :)  I had to wait for my Dr to send the referral form to my insurance.  I
> had applied  in April but believe me it was worth the wait:)
> I will begin with Training on 7/10 (Wed) with Saline Solution in the pump
> then i will need to change my own infusion set on Saturday the 13th. then
on
> Monday the 15th the pump trainer will come and help me to fill my next
> reservoir with insulin.
>
> Good Luck to you and Happy Pumping :)
> Keep in touch Vicki
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 10:25 AM
> Subject: [IP] Question about the process of getting a pump...
>
>
> > Just a quick question.  I went to my doc on Friday and he approved me
for
> the
> > pump (YEAH!!!), so today I filled out the form from Minimed and faxed it
> to
> > them this morning.  My question is, what is the process from there and
how
> > long did it take most people to get their pump and then to actually get
> > started pumping.  I know it varies with the type of insurance you have
(we
> > have WPS), but I just wanted to get a general idea. Thanks in advance.
> >        ~Erin (who can't wait to start pumping!)
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