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[IP] Support for the Insulin Pumpers Site
Dear Mr. Hoese:
You asked Michael Robinton, Director of Insulin Pumpers, to provide some information on the benefits to MiniMed of providing a donation to help support the Insulin Pumpers web site. I would like to respond to that.
My son started pumping with a 507C about 6 weeks ago. Saying we did not have a smooth start is an understatement. We've had problems with setting basal rates, having to change sites every day because tape wouldn't stick, blood in the cannula, and infection.
After a couple of weeks of frustration with the tape sticking problem (and several calls to MiniMed), I found the IP web site. The first thing I did after I joined was to post a question asking for help. I got many responses from other members telling how they resolved the problem. After trying some of the suggestions, we found a method that worked. It was wonderful to get 3 days out of a site! Just following the other postings on the site is extremely informative. I didn't freak out when my son's cannula bled because I'd read about it here first.
I think this site is beneficial to MiniMed in a couple of ways. First, a lot of questions get answered here which reduces the number of calls to your 800 number. Second, a lot of potential pumpers "tune in" to get more information before making a decision. Everyone on this list is a die-hard pumper and promotes the insulin pump which helps you sell more pumps.
IP is a great site. Please give it your support.
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