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[IP] To David Woodburn...getting started
- Subject: [IP] To David Woodburn...getting started
- From: email @ redacted
- Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 23:04:39 EDT
Hey, David! I see Dr. Soruco out of the same office as Motto! George and I
are both on the Board for the ADA. Just spoke with him at the recent Walk for
Diabetes at Busse Woods. I worked as a volunteer at this event. It was
great! Raised lots of money for Diabetes programs.
Well, my pump tried my patience yesterday. Twice, it gave me a delivery
warning. Turned out the infusion devise was not fully inserted in my abdomen.
Instead, it was against me at a 90 degree angle, and unable to deliver. Also,
I noticed an uncomfortable feeling. Changed the device, and everything was
fine after that. I am sure that once I go on Insulin in the pump (one week
from this Monday), I will notice also due to high glucose testing.
When did you start on the pump? It took me 8 months to get approval from
insurance. They wanted me to "prove myself" able to handle the rigorous
discipline of the pump. I am looking forward to the freedom it affords us! I
had DKA in Houston back in January while on vacation with my family. Terrible
experience that landed me in hospital ICU for a couple of days. NEVER going
through that again. Very scarry and puts a whole new perspective on things
(like life and family).
How has the pump been for you? Any advice you can give me as I get started???
I'm a little nervous about the testing, and responding correctly to the
results as I go along.
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/