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Re: [IP] Saline or Not



I went straight from MDI to insulin without the "saline trial period."  I
think it depends on your Doctor, and Pump Trainer as to which way they do
it.

David  Type 1 {LADA}  (who LOVES his MM 507c Insulin Pump)
Assimilated into the Borg Collective on May 3, 1999, at 1200 hours

----- Original Message -----
From: Whitaker, Paul <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 1999 3:27 PM
Subject: [IP] Saline or Not


> Hi everyone,
>
> Now my pump has been give the OK I went to see the trainer on Friday, she
> tells me that I will not use saline to practice with but just change
> straight over from MDI to the pump. I have seen lots of messages here from
> others that spend, 2 days, a week and even longer using saline before
> introducing insulin to the pump.
>
> Is not using saline first unusual? Will I miss out on something here?
>
> Maybe because the trainer knows I am an engineer and understand things
> 'technical' I don't need saline.
>
> Any comments anyone?
>
> Regards,
>
> Paul
>
>
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