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Re: [IP] Lurline and Gary ?



I received a back-up pump with my disetronic.  I take this with me whenever
I wander far from home.  I've only had to use it once in three years and
Disetronic replaced my old one within a week with a new pump for back up.
I'm on Humalog and wouldn't know how to give myself shots with this insulin.
Carol T.
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From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 9:00 AM
Subject: [IP] Lurline and Gary ?


> Since starting here in June (?) I don't remember hearing complaints about
1
> pump over any other (until recently). I found customer service at MM to be
> excellent. Their 24 hr. line was especially helpful to me in the past.
> Machines are machines to me I guess - all have pros and cons. It isn't a
real
> pancreas, but pretty close.
>
> I have a MM508 since starting in March. I'm not real good at programming
and
> haven't found it difficult at all to operate. 508 comes with a remote,
which
> is cool if you want to keep under clothes. It is neat being able to give
> yourself insulin when you need it. I had problems knowing when NPH insulin
on
> shots would peak. I don't feel sites being put in by behind (bumm :) and
will
> be trying ice on my stomach. Not worse than shots for me but challenging
> getting set primed and ready to go every 3 - 4 days...
>
> Prior to pump I had serious lows. Many around the time I was pregnant
> required ER. Since pumping I haven't had any. The bg drops I had with NPH
are
> gone. HA1cs are down below 6 and I am eating a lot and when I want to. Am
> able to control dawn phenomenon since pumping. I was one to have high am
bg.
> unrelated to food. I can be much more active.
>
> For me the hardest part is pump requires maintenance and lots of bg
> monitoring to make sure it's all working properly. Checking tubing etc.
> Because I have a young child I find this a challenge... but worth it. Most
> all problems I've had are related to my error.  I had my first pump need
to
> be sent back. My bg didn't go (much) higher than 200 and came down with
> injections while waiting for a replacement. It was not the end of the
world,
> though my parents drove me crazy until the replacement came the next
morning.
>
> Your reasons for liking or not will be diffent from mine... but like
someone
> here said. You should try it!!!! And give it a few months to try!!! My
> initial experience was tough but I'm so glad I stuck with it.
>
> Take care
> Beth ( & Oscar)
>
>
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