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[IPu] Fw: Extracts from V6 483



From: "Alan Reed" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 1:32 PM
Subject: Extracts from V6 483


 If you would like to respond to these items  let me know.
Alan Reed
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 16:52:24 -0500
> From: "Sarah Easter" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [none]
>
> Same here, but I'm only 22.  I always had problems with my sites when I
was
> on Humalog (soreness, itching, swelling, etc), but fortunately any
> irritation went away within 24 hours after I removed the set, so I only
had
> a small red dot then too.  Now that I'm on Novolog I only have a small red
> spot after I take out my site, which I sometimes cover with a band-aid for
a
> few days if it's in a more sensitive area (like my belly)  I rotate my
sites
> pretty thoroughly, basically anywhere I can stick myself, I do... between
> my elbows and knees.. so I have no scar tissue to speak of :-)  I've only
> been pumping 6 months, so it's hard to tell if things will remain this way
> or not.
>
> Sarah
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 15:03:04 -0700
> From: "Tina Parkhurst" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: RE: [IP] Waterslides and pumps
>
> I went to a water park in Disney World in Orlando a while back and had my
> pump (then a 507c) in a SportsGuard.  I had no trouble with the site,
> infusion set, pump, or the SportsGuard - and did some of the BIG slides
and
> some body surfing.  For me, it was worth keeping the pump on (and not
> trouble at all) rather than disconnecting and worrying about how high I
was
> going during that time.
>
> SportsGuard tip:  Buy the little travel size tube of regular Vaseline and
> apply a thin coat on the underside edge of the lid.  Never had it leak on
me
> once when I did that.
>
> Tina
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 15:42:21 -0700
> From: Sam <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] YMMV
>
> At 03:37 PM 7/23/2002 James C. Heath wrote:
>  >Could some one kindly tell this older person what YMMV stands for.
>
> It means Your Mileage May Vary. Or, in other words, everyone is different.
>
> For more terms/abbreviations that you may see here, please go to:
> http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/howto/words-1.html
>
> Sam
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 15:59:25 -0700
> From: Fred Griswold <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Glucowatch
>
> Last week a rep from Cygnus came to our diabetes group and talked to us
> about the Glucowatch. Most of what she said has already been covered here
> but there were a few new things. She said that it has been getting a
> favourable reception from insurance companies. They are now claiming that
> the
> readings are 98% reliable, which is a bit higher than before. The main new
> thing is that they are already about to come out with a new release, at
the
> end of July. (The next one after that won't be till 2004.)  In the new one
> the warm-up time is only 2
> hours, and the monitoring time is 13 hours, so you still have it on your
> wrist for 15 hours. It still uses the same Autosensors. It will be more
> expensive, but they will be offering a free upgrade to anyone who has the
> existing Glucowatch. So if you get the existing one now you can get the
free
> upgrade.
>
> Fred G.
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