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Re: [IP] pre-pump protocol

<<My endo won't put me on the pump until I see his diabetes educator pump
specialist AND a psychiatrist he uses for prospective pump users.  He claims
this protocol of his has great results because 95% of his patients that
ultimately go on the pump, stay on the pump.  Has anyone heard of this?  I
think he's overdoing it a bit.   He also wants me to go into the hospital
for two days when I first go on the pump but says this is "negotiable."  Do
most people spend the first 2 days on the pump in the hospital?>>

My daughter Stephanie (now age 9) began pumping in March of 98. She did not
see a psychiatrist, but did spend a lot of time learning about the pump and
how to program it before she began pumping. We did all of her education on
an out-patient basis.

<<1 more question -- I read the Pumping Insulin book by Walsh and Roberts
it doesn't talk about Lispro and the pump.  This seems significant,
especially for setting nightinme basal rates because the onset of lispro and
R is so different.  I have the 2nd edition of this book.  Is there a more
recent version that incorporates Lispro?  Or does anyone know of similar
pump books that incorporate the quicker acting insulins?>>

We had similar concerns trying to get Steph's basals set using lispro. She
had been on R initially, but switched to H when it first came out. We just
figured her reaction time to each insulin and then applied that factor to
the timing suggested in Pumping Insulin, and it worked fine for her.

Betsy, mom of Stephanie

Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/