Re: [IP] Blog: I'm pumping!!
Keep up the enthusiasm and you'll do fine. I love my Paradigm 522 and use
the temporary basal every time I change sites or the reservoir. I seem to go
lower when I do either. After 1 day on temporary (50% lower) basal I go back
to my original setting. Soon the pump will be a part of you and you'll have
a lot more freedoms than you did prior to pumping. I used the Silhouette for
a long time and just recently switched to the MIO; all in one auto-injector.
I love it.
dx 6/1939 pumping with MiniMed 22+yrs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julie Miley" <email @ redacted>
To: "Insulinpumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:06 PM
Subject: [IP] Blog: I'm pumping!!
>I now am hooked up to my pump and have given myself my first bolus! The
>class took 2 and a half hours and there were three of us in it. One person
>was switching from another pump to Medtronics, the other two of us are
>brand new users.
> We went through all the menus, set our different basal rates, set up our
> bolus wizards. Also set our alarm methods (mine is vibrate). Since each
> of us is using a different infusion set, we each got individual walk
> through about inserting and such. I have the Silhouette for now, and had
> to insert the needle/cannula manually! I was real apprehensive, but
> managed to do it with my non dominant hand and it was pretty easy.
> Right now, I'm in temporary basal mode, as I did take my Lantus last
> night. Just got a vibrating beep to remind me that I'm in temporary mode.
> Good to know that works! I'll go into complete pump basal mode tonight at
> 10:30, which is when I've always taken my Lantus. I have three different
> basal rates set for now, and I'm sure I'll be doing tweaking in the next
> few weeks.
> My pump is the Revel Paradigm 723, so I know I'll have enough reservoir
> room for upping daily insulin needs. For now, I'm filling it with 160
> Units to last three days.
> I'll be blogging here about my beginning adventures, so if you don't want
> to read, you can delete anything from me that has the word "Blog" in the
> subject line.
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