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Re: [IP] Nevermind-importance of parents, Minimed



Amy Martin wrote:

> Wayne,
>  I think I just didn't explain it well. Even my
> parents could see what I was saying, and they don't do
> too much of the stuff with the actual pump.
>  I have been pumping 15 months and know how to insert
> a set, a reservoir, how to prime, etc, etc. I am
> definitely NOT claiming to know much, but I do know my
> own body and have learned that my instincts are
> usually right, and when I doubt them I always wind up
> with a serious Diabetes problem.  The reason I'm so
> sure that "something is up" is because there is a
> noticable difference with how this pump "secures" the
> reservoir than either of my 2 previous 507cs did. I'm
> sorry, I can't describe the details perfectly, but
> really it's something that one has to see to be able
> to understand. I was told to call back tomorrow and
> tell them if the reservoir fixed the problem or not,
> and I will after school:-)
>  On another note, parents ARE important. Right now I'm
> running into hurdles that it takes an adult male voice
> to get any attention. It's sad but true. I will be
> glad when I'm no longer a teen and ignorant people
> will loose their excuse to find a stereotype for me! I
> do all my diabetes stuff, 3am checks and all, even the
> darn ordering from MM, but if there's a problem if it
> comes from me it's not serious. Now, when it gets dead
> serious, now people realize, gee, 11 years into this I
> think she does know her body....
>  Don't worry about it. I'm sorry, but I feel like I'm
> being patronized. I don't mean so much to criticize
> pumping at all, come on, this list has "dealt" with me
> for over a year, I just wish someone would could seem
> to understand and not just assume what I"m saying must
> be wrong. If it were the 24 hr line wouldn't say that
> if the reservoir isn't the prob, I will have a new
> pump Wed. morning.
>  I understand everyone has their opinion, I've seen
> recent posts about who knows more about diabetes or
> not, but come on people, be nice. Don't always assume
> that something can't happen b/c you haven't heard of
> it before. Maybe it is recent tension in the list, but
> right now I really need some support in pumping.
>  Amy
>
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>From your reports I don't think the MiniMed is the best pump around and I
think I will forgo the pleasure of having a lot more hassles with companies
that don't support their products and that the product is poorly made to
begin with.
Will cancel my order for a MiniMed and stick with the syringes.


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