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Re: [IP] pump vs MDI



Carolyn,

FYI, just as a heartening perspective, I went on the Disetronic pump a week 
ago. I had ABSOLUTELY NO problem getting on it. I simply asked my endo, who 
supported it but who had never brought it up to me. Her office sold only 
MiniMed and I wanted Disetronic. Still, it was as smooth as possible. From 
what I hear, there are usually great delays and setbacks in getting one. I 
don't know how I lucked out. But get on it as soon as you can and you will 
be amazed at the leveling out of your sugars.


From: "Carolyn Green" <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] pump vs MDI
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 11:10:07 EST

This is in response to V3#609.
MDI is the pits. I am not yet on the pump but I come here daily to learn
more and to gear myself up for this big positive change in my life. I know
that the pump will work well for me. In the past 10 days, nine nights I have
had lows, 3 with convulsions, and continuing to drop nighttime insulin shot.
I have had lows and highs throughout the days as well. This is NOT fun. I am
trying very hard to balance everything out. I have a somewhat normal
schedule (what is normal with 5 kids?) and no matter how hard I try I just
cannot get consistent bg readings. I test at least 6 times a day and count
carbs and record it all. I do have the odd day where things balance out but
they are few and far between. I know that on the pump my control will be
better and I will have less lows. I have 7 reasons for wanting the pump: 5
kids, one wonderful hubby and me! I want to be around to enjoy life with
them. My HbA1C is 6.4, looks good but I think the results of lots of lows. I
want to hang on to as many brain cells as I can!! IWANTAPUMP!! I hope and
pray that it works out and that I do not have to wait too long. I need the
freedom and flexibility and above all, I need a better quality of life than
the MDIs are giving me. And my Hubby needs a good nights sleep!!!!!...Thanks
for listening!....Carolyn

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