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[IP] time to change/prefilled cartridges
> As a pumper since Oct. 13th I am taking 30 minutes to set up
> and insert the new infusion. My educator said I will be able to
> accomplish this more quickly in the not to distant future.
oh yeah - no worries there!!! Even eye-hand coordination challenged MOI can
do it in less than 10 minutes now...and most of that is deep breathing to
psych myself up for poking that 9 foot long needle into my lily white skin!!!
Ya know, gang, just my "personal" feeling, but I am not so interested in
pre-filled cartridges, vibrating, color coordinated pumps, and other such
bells and whistles, as I am in finding a cure for diabetes. In my opinion,
the 506 pump did pretty much everything I needed....all the extras are just
that...extras...Sure, I love the light, thanks to my crappy vision, but I can
simulate the square wave with a temp basal, I can program in a second bolus
to simulate the dual wave...I can manually reprogram all my basals for PMS
week, so multiple profile capability is not that important, and my doctor
does not download info from my pump - he and I talk, we discuss my log, as he
trusts me and doesn't feel it necessary to "check" my meter and pump to make
sure I am not "lying" about my results...which FYI unlike my age, I don't lie
about - why bother - the only one it hurts is me
Anyway, to the original poster, welcome to the wonderful world of pumping!
You will LOVE your pump and the control it allows you to maintain even while
you are sick - hope you are feeling better.
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