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[IPp] Re: He's getting a Cozmo


The Cozmo distributor should send everything you need (they should be 
talking to your Endo).  We use (on an 18 mo) 6mm QuickSets from MiniMed 
(teflon cannula with removable insertion needle).  They gave us 
SkinPrep wipes which contain some of the "glue".  And we use Tegaderm 
"covering tape" because we place the site below her waistline in her 
diaper.  Probably don't need it, but insurance is good.  The tubing we 
push into her pants to keep it from being snagged on things.

Don't worry too much.  It's amazing how logical it becomes.  Have the 
doctors office train you.  Company trainer would be redundant.  Pump 
very easy to use.

David Jensen
Father to Sigrid, Dx 9/02 @ 11 months, Pumping 2 weeks.


Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 19:13:28 -0500
From: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPp] He's getting a Cozmo

Hi all,

We found out that our insurance company isn't going to make my son go
through 6 months of MDI after all.  He can get his pump right now!  He's
thrilled.  After comparisons and seeing what the insurance company's
contracted price would be from each pump company, we have decided on a
Cozmo.  The insurance pre-auth should be done by Monday and we can get
the pump by the end of next week.  Yippee!

Now for the questions... How do we know what infusion set to order and
how long of tubing he'll need?  He's about 4 1/2 feet tall.  He is
currently using 6mm (mini) needles on his insulin pen and we want to 
sure the infusion set has a Teflon cannula and doesn't leave the needle
in the skin.  And do we need IV Prep wipes or will alcohol wipes do?
What do we do with the extra tubing during the day?  And is it better to
be trained by the doctor's office (they are very familiar with Cozmo) or
the pump company's trainer or should we request both?

Still so much to learn,
Sherry Henderson
Homeschooling mom to Andrew 9 (dx'd 2/03), Alexandria 9, & Katie 2
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