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Re: [IP] Update (this may be long)



Billie,

I'm sure the other pump companies would happily train her on their pumps if
you wanted something other than a Medtronic.  You would only have to contact
them.

Marisa

----- Original Message -----
From: "Billie Sue Parker" <email @ redacted>
To: "Insulin-Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 11:15 AM
Subject: [IP] Update (this may be long)


> I went to the see my CDE yesterday and had a fairly good meeting with
> her.  She is working out a schedule so that I can catch up my training.
> One of the things I learned after joining the list was how much I didn't
> know.  I was getting no where with my doctor, but as my CDE says, he is
> not in the education business.
>
> I have lost 5 pounds.  Whooohooo!!!  Hey, its a start and very
> inspiring.   :-)
>
> I was able to discuss my problems with my being anemic and my menstrual
> cycle with her.  She actually listened and I had documented the days
> that I had experienced any amount of bleeding.  I now have a referral to
> see a gyno to help resolve that problem.  They are also going to check
> my thyroid.  Thyroid disease is also prominent in my family.
>
> She also wants me to get the ball rolling to upgrade my pump.  She says
> that she can only train me for the MiniMed pumps and is pushing the
> Paradigm.  I am excited about getting a new pump, but at the same time,
> I am a little afraid because I have read about people's problems.
>
> Overall, she was very nice and caring.  She was willing to listen to all
> of my issues.  I am not feeling so alone anymore.  :-)  I am in a very
> good mood today and just wanted to share with you all.
>
> Thanks for listening.
> Billie
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