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[IP] How many supplies for new pumpers
Well, Dawn and Charisma....
First of all a VERY LARGE CONGRATULATIONS to you both!! I'm really excited
for both of you because I know what a difference pumping can make.
Now, as to the question of how many supplies. Would you like the "good girl"
answer or the truth????
The "good girl" answer is: I order just enough for 90 days like my insurance
plan allows me to. I reorder when I start my last box of sets. This is the
answer I'm sticking to if you ask my insurance company or my doctor.
The truth is: My CDE/doctor agree that I should change my site every other
day. From my four years of experience pumping I've settled on 4 days and it
works quite nicely ***for me*** YMMV. The doc writes the script for enough
to change every two days, so that's what I order. Since I use them longer, I
end up with an abundance of supplies after a while. These supplies have been
used to take me thru times when I've had to go uninsured, cover the time the
med supply place "lost"my order for a month, and have enabled me to give a
box to fellow pumpers in need on occasion. Since the supplies are a special
order item from wherever you are, it makes me more comfortable to have a few
extra boxes around.
But for you guys, you might want to get a variety of set types to start with
before you make any major orders, to see which you like best. Your pump
company will usually help you out with samples. Then I wouldn't let it get
down to the last box of anything before reordering.
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