Re: [IP] Pump Died
This just happened to me and I tried the every two hours thing but really
ran into trouble overnight. Someone here recommended switching to Humulin R
and giving that every 6hrs, (add up what you would use in your pump for the
next 6 hrs and take that amount of Humulin R) and then use your short acting
for Boluses in between. This little tidbit was a lifesaver for me,
especially through the night.
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From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 7:17 PM
Subject: [IP] Pump Died
> I'm sure there are some pump users out there that have had this happen.
> pump died this afternoon and although I have another coming to me
> (sometime) I have to go back on shots for the time being. HELP!!!!
> My pump did everything for me. It's unbelievable how much you come to
> depend (and forget about) that little thing that is attached to your
> I'm lost. My son, also a pump wearer but never has had one completely
> die on
> him, laughed and said, "I guess you're back on shots!" He also said I
> have to test every two hours, which I know, but he also said during the
> too. I didn't think about that. AND how am I suppose to know how many
> units I have "on board"? My pump did all that for me. Along with alerting
> every two hours after a bolus. YIKES!!!!
> Can anyone tell me their experience in a situation like this? Like I
> I'm lost and I can't wait until my new pump comes in the mail tomorrow.
> probably kiss the UPS man!
> Pumping since 11/07
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