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Re: [IP] new pump start procedures?



Hay Naje, I just got my pump (Minimed) and they said a rep would come over
to the house but I ended up just doing it all woth an educator. I didnt have
to stay at a hospital overnight. The educator I saw was a certified pump
trainer. No biggie! She just used my BS readings to determine my basil.
GOOD LUCK!!!:-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "NAJE" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 7:54 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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