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Re: [IP] Hi - welcome from a former Montanan

    Again my name is Jaime Pfau.  I am originally from Stevensville Montana
and am currently going to school at Western Montana College to become an
elementary teacher.  i also went to camp diamont.  i went for 4 or 5 years.
i am very interested in becoming a councelor, next year since they are not
having it this year.  I was wondering if you have any advice for a new
pumper.  right now i am trying to figure out what my basal and bolus intake
should be.  i am also having trouble figuring out how many carbs are in
something.  i think that i am going to go see a dietitian to see it it will
help.  although i have seen them numorous times in the past.  Maybe i just
need a refresher course or something.  Please, if you don't mind, giving me
any advice you might have for a new pump user, it would be greatly
appreciated.  thanks again Jaime
-----Original Message-----
From: Dawn Stricker <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Monday, May 29, 2000 12:29 AM
Subject: [IP] Hi - welcome from a former Montanan

>Hi Jaime -
>This is just a quick welcome to the list from a former Montanan!  My name
>Dawn Stricker, I'm originally from the Anaconda area, but have lived in
>Helena and spent the last 7 years in Bozeman until my husband and I moved
>out to Oroville WA (on the Canadian border).  I am 26, was dx'd when I was
>four, and have been pumping with a Disetronic H-Tron Plus since St.
>Day of this year.  I have said to many of my friends that it makes me feel
>like a 'non-diabetic' every once in a while.  It sure has made things a
>of a lot easier.  I used to be a camper at Camp Diamont near Bozeman, and
>have been a staff member there for the last 5 years; this year there will
>no camp due to some administrative problems but I LOVE it. If you have any
>questions feel free to ask!
>I hope you find that the pump makes things easier for you once you get all
>the dynamics figured out!  Good luck -
>Dawn email @ redacted
>> I have been using the minimed 508 insulin pump for only  two and 1/2
>> weeks.  I use 40-45 units a day with a ratio of 1 unit of insulin for 15
>> grams of carbohydrates.  because the pump is so new i have many
>> questions.  I was diagnosed at the age of 5  and have had diabetes for
>> the last 18 years.  For those 18 years i was taking 4 shots a day.  my
>> mother is also a diabetic and has been since she was twelve.  I have
>> fallen in to DKA only once when i had surgery.  i love to exercise, ride
>> bikes, lift weights, go swimming and hiking.  I live in Dillon Montana.
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