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Re: [IPp] Starting the pump



 Well, we've finally been given the go ahead by the CDE to start adjusting
as we see fit.  I've even done my first basal adjustment with good results!
I'm so proud of me!  LOL

We've only had 1 number over 200 in the last week and that was this evening.
 Caitlin decided to have 2nds at dinner and forgot to bolus for it.  It only
brought her up to 209 though, and that's been corrected.  Other than that,
it's been almost perfect (knock on wood).

I love pumping!!



Cassi ~
Mom to Caitlin (9 - dx'd type 1 IDDM 4/25/03), Dio (almost 12) and Megan
(18)

Our Sweet Okie Kids is a place for parents of children with diabetes in
Oklahoma to come for support.
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/okie_parents/
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Date: Monday, August 18, 2003 07:42:48 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPp] Starting the pump

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Have patience. I was completely overwhelmed at first. It was such a
change from shots. I felt the same way about contacting the doctors.
But.....very soon afterwards I would contact the doctor.........hang
up.......and think......I don't like their suggestion. I'm doing what I
think is best!!!

>From: "Rusty & Cassi Hannon" >Reply-To:
email @ redacted >To: >Subject: Re: [IPp] Starting
the pump >Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 23:59:46 -0500 (Central Daylight Time) >
>Insulin Pumpers is made possible by your tax deductible contributions.
>Your donation of $10, $25, or more... just $1 or $2 per month is >needed
so that Insulin Pumpers can continue to serve you and the rest >of the
diabetes community. Please visit: > >
http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml > >Your annual contribution
will eliminate this header from your IP mail > >Hi and thanks. Our first
week of the pump is behind us, and you're right. >It is so liberating.
Caitlin is able to eat when she wants without weighing >out the pros
(food) and cons (shots). She's able to play with her friends >and I don't
worry about unexplained lows nearly as much. We don't have >great control
yet, but it's getting there. Much better than even >Lantus/Humalog. >
>Funny, I felt just the opposite about camp vs. staying at friends'
houses. >She still hasn't been able to stay over at any friends, but I
felt better >about sending her to camp because of the medical staff. She
even knew a >couple of the people there (her CDE and ARNP, as well as her
pump sales >rep!). > >I'm just looking forward to knowing enough about
this pumping stuff to take >over a little more, without having to contact
the doctor every 48 hours for >corrections in her basals. > > > >Cassi ~
>Mom to Caitlin (9 - dx'd type 1 IDDM 4/25/03), Dio (almost 12) and Megan
>(18) > >Our Sweet Okie Kids is a place for parents of children with
diabetes in >Oklahoma to come for support. >
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/okie_parents/ >-------Original
Message------- > >From: email @ redacted >Date:
Thursday, August 07, 2003 08:54:41 AM >To:
email @ redacted >Subject: [IPp] Starting the pump
> >Insulin Pumpers is made possible by your tax deductible contributions.
>Your donation of $10, $25, or more... just $1 or $2 per month is >needed
so that Insulin Pumpers can continue to serve you and the rest >of the
diabetes community. Please visit: > >
http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml > >Your annual contribution
will eliminate this header from your IP mail > >A note to Cassi and
Caitlyn on starting the pump: congrats! You will >love the freedom. The
pump does come with frustrations though, so just >keep in mind how
overwhelmed you were at first diagnosis, then became an >expert in
diabetes in no time - it will be the same for the pump. There >is a lot
to remember. We are having troubles with inconsistent blood >sugars that
are most likely insulin absorption issues, but have struggled >with
changing sites, switching insulins, switching infusion set types, >etc.
etc..... but despite that the pump still remains worthwhile. We >went to
an amusement park yesterday and it was so nice to not have to be >on an
eating schedule! > >I also want to agree with your comment on camp. My
daughter went to camp >this year for the first time and absolutely loved
it - she can't wait to >go back next year. I was thinking how odd it was
to send her - I worry >about her sleeping over night at a friend's house
that I know, and here >we were, sending her off for a week with
strangers! But she can't be >much safer than at diabetes camp with tons
of medical staff around. > >Good luck with your pump start! >
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