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Re: [IP] Hooked up for 1 week

Way to go Vicki!!!  I started on my pump last Tuesday (the day after
you).  Everything has been going well.  I was so proud of myself when I
changed the first set by myself.  Only took one try.  Lots of luck to
you.  I bet you're as elated as I am right now.  I can't believe the bg
improvements I have had in only one week.  I thought it would be a month
or two before I saw any definitive results, but my meter is popping out
these incredibly happy bg numbers all the time now!! 

Becky D.

Vicki McDonald wrote:
> Last Monday, I started my training for the pump and have been pumping
> for a whole week now.  My insulin requirements have dropped by 50% and
> I've lost 9 pounds (just to show you that multiple injections are not
> the answer -- I was always shooting more insulin, bg's dropping, and
> eating more to try to keep level).  I spent the week with my
> diabetologist, Dr. Edward Etkind, my diabetes educator, Emily
> Keane-Layman, and my pump partner, Jim Veilette.  Aside from sore
> fingers from hourly bg tests, I feel so much better.  Emily and Dr.
> Etkind have prepared my for almost every possibility, and while I still
> have daily contact with them, I feel I can see where adjustments need to
> be made at the same time they do.  It's given me a new sense of control
> and freedom.  It was intense, exhausting training, but worth every
> second of it.  Now why didn't I do this sooner?
> Vicki McDonald
> New Haven, CT
> Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

Becky Draper
Hammond, WI
email @ redacted
Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/