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Re: [IP] first day of pump training/ a little long SORRY!



We had a two hour training in our home. Worked fine for us. Good luck.

Kay

email @ redacted wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>   I told you I would let you know how things went today and what I learned
> that I did not already know and what the next meetings are going to be about.
> So here it is:
>            TODAY: We drove about 30 min. to the hospital to meet with the
> nurse educator in a one on one meeting. She asked a lot of questions and
> looked at my possible sights and said that she did not think I had enough fat
> to use the soft sets that I was sent with my pump.She said I could try them
> but thought I would need something different.( I am not to happy about that)
> She gave me a food diary to keep for 3 days that I have to bring to the next
> session.
>             THE NEXT SESSION: Nov. 12th   TIME: 6:30-9:00pm
>       in this session we will go over basal-bolus regimen, carb counting and
> using a carb to insulin ratio and a correction formula for treating
> hyperglycemia.
>             THE NEXT SESSION: Nov. 19th Time: 6:30-9:00pm
>      in this session we will have the opportunitie for practicing insulin
> adjustments will be provided. Special considerations for pump therapy will be
> discussed, such as adjustments for exercise and sick days, and prevention of
> ketoacidosis.
>             THE NEXT SESSION: Nov. 26th  TIME:4-6pm
>     This is a 2 hour small group session introducing the basic features of
> the  minimed 508. Hands-on chance to practice with an insulin pump trainer.
>              THE NEXT SESSION: Dec. 5th  Time:9:00am
>   Pump Initiation!!!!!!! THE BIG DAY!!!!!!
>
>      SO does this suck or what? The pump has been in the house a month today
> and it looks like I get to look at the box for another month before I get to
> start.
>                                                                Pam
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