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Re: [IP] Calling for papers



Laurel,

I appreciate your offer. If re-typing is too much of a chore, you can also
fax it to me during the day... if you'd like to send it this way, please
e-mail me directly and I'll provide my fax number to you.

Thanks.

Sam

At 06/08/1998 - 03:46 PM Laurel and Wayne wrote:
>
>Sam:
>
>Congratulations!!!  Your first day pumping really is special!
>
>Yes, I got some stuff (most notably an instruction sheet on the mechanics
>of insertion) and would be happy to share.  However, give me a while to
>type it into a word-processor (the copy is poor) and send it to you as an
>attachment.
>
>Good for you in volunteering to help your CDE develop better resources. 
>Based on your idea, I think I will give my CDE a copy of the retyped info
>for pumpers who come after me.
>
>Good luck and keep us posted on how you're doing!
>
>--Laurel
>
>----------
>> From: Sam Skopp <email @ redacted>
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Subject: [IP] Calling for papers
>> Date: Monday, June 08, 1998 3:35 PM
>> 
>I started pumping this morning and so far so good. (Tah Dah!!)
>
>However, I had some concerns that I discussed with my CDE. One thing was
>that I thought that she should have some sort of information sheet and/or
>check-list for new pumpers. Yes, we'd talked about things verbally 10
days
>ago and I had all sorts of miscellaneous handouts. But, the night before
I
>started worrying about what to expect and how to handle things without my
>NPH the night before (I ended up waking twice during the night and giving
>myself a 4u boost with Humalog each time). I also skipped breakfast,
since
>I felt that I should establish a baseline without interference with a
>morning insulin dose & food... good thing too, since my BG had risen to
300
>by the time I got connected. Amazing what NOT having that basal amount
does
>to you.
>
>So, I suggested that she have an information sheet for new pumpers. She
>thought it was a great idea. I also (stupidly) agreed to help her with
>doing it. We talked about things such as, what to do the night before,
what
>to bring to the CDE on "P-DAY" (I forgot ketone strips). What to expect
>when you first get onto the pump, etc. Have any of you, when you first
>started, gotten anything like that? If so, could you please share it with
>me? In return, I'd be willing to share anything that we come up with
anyone
>else who might want it. 
>
>Thanks for any help.
>
>Sam
>(It takes a licking and still keeps clicking!)
>
>
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