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Re: [IP] Carry around insulin pen/

In a message dated 11/16/00 6:02:14 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> dy,
>  Yes, Yes, Yes!! I always keep extra infusion sets, reservoirs, syringes,
>  insulin, batteries, tapes, glucose tabs etc. When you go "live" with the 
> pump,
>  you have to remember that it is a mechanical device and WILL have problems
>  from time to time. Some are extreme, some relatively minor. However when 
>  are using only short-acting insulin, it doesn't take long for high bg's and
>  DKA to set in. I don't mean to alarm you, but if you're not prepared for 
>  inevitable you can get yourself into a lot of trouble.
>  Todd Merkle
>  dx'd 81, pumper 9/98

I agree.  Better safe than sorry.

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