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Re: [IP] Re: I'm bummed

Chuck,  I find that most people think the tube is some kind od antena for a
beeper or celphone.  I usually wear the pump on a belt at work, and as I am
a manager at Macy's I get quite  a few comments about what a cool pager I
have.  I did experiment with  slipping the pump through a hole in my pocket
lining, but didn't like the "feel".  I have been told by my DET that you
should cahnge your set every 2 to 3 days because of the dangers of infection
and insulin going bad.
-----Original Message-----
From: Chuck.K <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Thursday, September 30, 1999 10:51 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: I'm bummed

>I'd like to thank everyone who replied, both the pro and the con.
>Taking in mind all the cons, I did the obvious and went forward anyway,
>being careful not to go too far forward.  The power inserter is really
>neat, doing the job much better then I thought could be done.  There was
>an initial problem with figuring out which tape goes where and on top of
>what.  The first insertion lasted until my afternoon shower, when it
>proved that they don't stick real well if not properly applied and
>taped.  Needless to say, the second one is MUCH better.
>I based my basal on 66% of what I was injecting normally, but have been
>bolusing at the same levels as before.  Is it just me or does the meter
>not bolus over 10 units?  If I need more then that, I suppose I have to
>do 2, right?  Or do a dual bolus?
>Been checking BG's like every hour and so far they are high, but not
>terribly so.  Into the high 100's to very low 200's (but that's not
>abnormal for me right after eating).  I assume I'll have to kick up the
>basal rate, but won't do so until AFTER the meeting with the factory rep
>next Thursday.
>A couple of questions have arisen.  The first is, do most of you have
>your pumps set up so they can take a full 300 unit 'load', or do you set
>them so they can only take 150 (but the reservoir fits completely
>inside).  Based on what I will probably use, If I do the 150 setup, I
>will have to refill every couple of days (no big deal).  It just seems
>'cleaner' with the reservoir fully inside (or is it ME?).  The second
>is, HOW do you hide the tubing where it exits your clothing?  I am using
>the pump in the case on the belt thing, and the tubing, while not real
>noticeable, still sticks out.  I actually had someone ask me what it was
>for (funny conversation that was).  Oh yeah, what do you do with all the
>excess tubing?  I ordered the short ones (24") but they seem really
>ANyway, thanks to all those who offered assistance and suggestions.  I'm
>looking forward to a long and happy relationship with my new 'ball and
>chain'.  I feel like the Six Million Dollar Man.
>Thanks again,
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