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Re: [IP] new pump start procedures?



That is the exact same way we started on the Disetronic H-Tron pump in
August. A pump trainer came to our house on a Monday, started Jessica on the
pump with saline.  Then we went to the hospital on Thursday for an overnight
stay to get the insulin and have the initial basals set. Our pump trainer
wore the same pump that my daughter was getting. She was very knowledgeable
and helpful. Hope everything works out as great for you. Keep us posted.

Kim Hummel, mother to Jessica, 10, pumping for 2 1/2 months and LOVING
IT!!!!!!
and Cory, 7


----- Original Message -----
From: "NAJE" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 8:54 PM
Subject: [IP] new pump start procedures?


> My endocrinologist is ordering a MiniMed pump for me (his preference)
> and says that the company rep will come to my house and teach me how to
> use it. He originally, several months ago, said I would also be
> hospitalized overnight to determine my basal rate. This last time he
> said nothing about that and I forgot to ask. I wonder if this method of
> teaching/learning (by company rep) is standard. I had thought a diabetes
> nurse would do it. I am a bit uncomfortable with someone coming to my
> house and doing this and I wonder if the company rep will cover all the
> things that a health professional would.
> Could someone tell me if these 2 procedures (pump instruction & basal
> rate determination) are common or unusual? What is the "typical" way to
> get a person started on the pump--that is most useful? Thank you.
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