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Re: [IP] New pump user on a loaner pump.....
On Fri, 19 Nov 1999 email @ redacted wrote:
> I have been using a loanerDisetronic pump for 4 days now. My blood sugars
> have never been better and although I am experiencing some lows, they aren't
> as violent as before and it doesn't take as much to come out of them. I am
> thrilled with the blood sugar end, but less than thrilled with the
> awkwardness of the pump itself. I have not found an unobtrusive way to wear
> it yet. Does anyone have some advice? How about the best way to sleep with
> it? A few more questions:
sleeping: just toss it in the bed... (at least, that's what i do...) i
also have a D
unobtrusive ways to wear the D: my pump rep had an extra "bra clip" lying
around... (a hook on the end of a flannel pouch) he gave it to me, but
as i rarely wear a bra at all, i came up with a different system... i
hook it on my underpants.... which (if i'm wearing jeans) puts the pump
right under my pocket... because you can feel the h and m buttons and it
doesn't matter which one you use for boluses.. (and the auditory beeps
will confirm what you have programmed) i can then stick my hand in my
pocket and push the buttons to bolus...
> What does the "S" on the pump stand for?
some people say "select" but who knows..... (it was designed in
> How often are you changing infusion sites? ( My diabetes educator said when
> the insulin level reaches 150 units.)
i used to change every two (that was as long as i could go before they got
uncomfortable....) now i change every three days...
> Is there a case designed to hold the pump?
lots of cases.... go look at the D website.... i didn't like the leather
"pager" type case, for some reason the clip on it irritated me.... like i
said, i'm a total convert for the "bra case"
> Where do you find is the most convenient place to put the cannulla?
i always use my tummy..... left and right of my belly button... mostly
towards the lower part of my abdomen.... if i put it higher it gets
irritated by the waist bands on my clothes.... basically anywhere you
have a bit a sub-q fat, and it won't be in your way....
Jessica Elena Marder
email @ redacted
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