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

Time to review your carb counting!!!
The Southwest Chicken Salad at Jack in the box has 46 grams of 
How many units do you take for 1 gram of carbs???

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Levisay" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 12:45 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: Almost a week with this pump

> I have a trainer and I realize that this thing takes time. I even had a 
> better
> experience tonight by eating a Southwestern Chicken Salad at Jack In the 
> Box and
> programming 45 units in my thing(that salad could not have been worth more 
> than
> 30!) I got a 275 reading, then I corrected it, went over to my friends 
> house for
> two hours, came back and got a 310 reading...something has to be wrong 
> with this
> piece of crap. $6,000 should provide for a quality product that adds some 
> form
> of satisfaction to one's life. I hate minimed, I'd rather risk going low, 
> then
> not being able to eat a salad with this horrific high.
>  Honestly, I don't want to go low, in fact, the ultimate decision maker 
> for me
> was having the paramedics called on me by my father, two months ago...that 
> had
> never happened in the 9 years of having this. I don't want to go low, but 
> my
> diabetes is so messed up now, I guess some person was saying that I 
> shouldn't
> blame the pump, but this thing is mine, and I have a right to express my
> dissatisfaction with this thing. My trainer keeps saying this will correct
> itself within time of writing down stuff and calculating. If you were in 
> my
> position, I think you would feel the same, I don't think I'm overreacting
> here...I mean, I don't want renal failure, limb amputations, loss of 
> erectile
> function when I'm 40, or any of that stuff.
>  Thank You for your thoughts though.
>  -Michael
> Loree Bailey <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Mike,
> I agree, get in touch with MM immediately and tell them you need a 
> trainer.
> My first weeks were very hard-kind of like being diagnosed all over again,
> but it was absolutely worth it!
> For me, after much struggling, I thought the pump was going to be an 
> instant
> fix, and it wasn't..however, I had a great trainer and persevered.
> Be honest with MM about your level of frustration and I'm quite sure they
> will see that you get the support you need.
> Hang in there!
> Loree
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Probent"
> To: "Insulin Pumpers"
> Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 11:14 PM
> Subject: [IP] Re: Almost a week with this pump
>> Mike,
>> 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
>>> 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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