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Re: [IP] pumping siblings!!


In the "old" days we pumped with pork insulin (beef was a disaster even
as shots for me).  I did have lots of site problems (remember those from
shots?) so I would imagine you'd have to find some ways to work with
that.  Otherwise, there is no reason why not.

Sam Skopp wrote:

> At 09:16 AM 10/29/1998  Delaine M. Wright wrote:
> >       Hi all!  :)  I have some exciting news to share!!  Perhaps
> some
> >of you
> >remember me discussing when I first joined the list last
> November
> >that my
> >sister (also a Type 1 who would very much benefit) would not
> even
> >*consider*
> >the pump... and in fact, would not even ask me anything about
> it
> >as she
> >considered me "too enthusiastic & biased"  *lol*.
> Sounds like my younger sister, who is also diabetic and on MDI.
> I talked to her today and she actually started to sound mildly
> interested... however, there is a potential problem. She uses
> animal-based insulin because of extreme insensitivity to low BG
> (she's been diabetic for over 40 years). Can she use this type
> of product with a pump? If so, I may get her pumping yet.
> Sam
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