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RE: [IP] Re: Almost a week with this pump

Michael, Get a copy of the book Pumping Insulin by John Walsh and Ruth
You can probably get a copy at the Library. It is very good a explaining the
pump and how to use it.

John S Wilkinson, 
Rome, New York

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Probent
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 11:15 PM
To: Insulin Pumpers
Subject: [IP] Re: Almost a week with this pump

    There is no reason for you to fight these kinds of problems on your own.
Just going on what you wrote I have to say that somebody dropped the pump
into your hands too soon. My suggestion is to make some phone calls to MM
right now to get help from a trainer or maybe ask for another trainer. You
are the customer. You are in control.
                            Peter 1

> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 22:49:33 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Michael Levisay <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Almost a week with this pump.
>  I am 20 years old, and just started using a Medtronic Minimed 
> Paradigm last Monday. I got the pump because I was having many lows. I 
> have had an avg. of 7.0 a1c's since I was diagnosed at 11, I was 
> hoping to get a 6.0 avg during my 20's
> in the hopes of avoiding complications. So far this P.O.S. has not proven
> worthy
 > to me and right now wish I could send it back and get a refund. I know
this is  > not possible, but I ate a meal for dinner today and my eveing
time insulin was  > 321. Using 14 units of humalog, my blood sugar would
have most likely ended up
> in the 80-120 range. I know that this meal could not have been more 90 
> grams worth of carbs. It was a gyro sandwhich, side of homous and a 
> piece of pita bread. This pump sucks, I am horrified that this thing 
> cost $6,000 ($950 out of pocket). My blood sugar has been hell since I 
> started using it.
>   If anyone has any thoughts, or can help, I would like to hear it. .
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