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Re: [IP] Pre-Pump classes
- Subject: Re: [IP] Pre-Pump classes
- From: "Natalie A. Sera" <email @ redacted>
- Date: Thu, 04 May 2000 06:14:33 -0800
> Seems that doctors handle pump starts differently. I also did not have to
> take any "classes" before deciding on the pump. I did do a 2 day trial on
> saline to make sure the pump I chose was the pump I wanted and that I could
> handle it. When I get hooked up, I spend 2 - 3 hr periods with my CDE and
> nutritionist to make sure I understand how to use the pump.
Varies tremendously. I had to have an extensive evaluation before
getting approved for the pump, and then a total of 4 days getting hooked
up, with carb counting, sick day care, mechanics, etc.
For me, it was too much, because I already knew most of what they were
teaching, but I'm sure some people really need that much. I think it
would be different for a parent trying to work with a child, too --
children's BGs are so much more volatile because of growth and irregular
> My CDE will be
> on call 24/7 for me in case I have any problems while we adjust me to the
NO, you have to adjust the pump to YOU!!!! That's the beauty of it!!!!
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Natalie A. Sera, with all her ducks in a row!
Type Weird, pumping!
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