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Re: [IP] Starting Out



Never started on saline either.  Four years ago they just started me on
regular insulin.  Switched to humalog bout a year ago.  Jenni
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie Richardson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>; <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:29 AM
Subject: [IP] Starting Out


> SNIP>>>>>>>From what I read on this IP list, I realize that
> everyone starts out with
> saline. When my CDE came to my house for pump training, the
> first think she
> said to me was 'Im going to start you right out on insulin since you
> have
> such a good support group!!"  (my husband and a close friend) I've
> never had
> any horrible things go wrong, but it seems strange to me now that I
> didn't do
> the saline. Joan<<<<<<<SNIP
>
> Hi Joan,
> Not everyone starts on Saline - I started out on Humalog.   Five
> years ago.  Went to the Endo, CDE showed me how it worked,
> made me set basals, give bolus before plugging it in me, until I had
> them down pretty well.   Basically learned everything on the little
> cheat sheet given at that time.   Spent about 1.5 hours with her.
> My daughter was also with me so she could learn about it.
>
> Then I was sent home.  Back in three days taking my record of
> food, boluses, and BGs. Tweaked basals, took less than 1/2 hour.
>
> Back to CDE in three days, with records, had serious itching from
> tape, she gave me Tegaderm, and IV3000 to try.  Also got a
> Silhouette sample - as I had been given sof-set to start.   Took less
> than 1/2 hour. Went home and came back 3 months later.  One or
> two phone calls in the beginning.  She had given me all her
> numbers, from vacation house to cell phone.....fortunately didn't
> need them.
>
> Bonnie R.
> Huntsville, AL
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