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Re: [IPk] Using pump as calculator



just to add to my last email - its also things like the bolus tipping  
which walsh talks about in his pumping insulin book which i can  
imagine finding useful... xxp

On 12 Apr 2008, at 22:11, Paula Briggs wrote:
>
> ooops didn't mean to start a debate on mental arithmetic!
>
> My original point was more that on MDI, the ONLY sum i did (yes, in  
> my head), was a carb counting/correction factor one. I didn't add to  
> that equation an extra sum which accounted for duration of insulin,  
> and what my actual correction factor was (i had never been told to  
> work these out). What i was trying to say was that as a diabetic on  
> mdi - having a meter which worked as a bolus wizard on a pump does  
> would have empowered/educated me further to control my diabetes - or  
> failing that a dsn who could have told me to add these equations to  
> my sum... by introducing these ideas to me prior to pump - its an  
> diabetes education thing not a mental arithmetic point... (for me  
> anyway)
>
> but now i have a wizard i'll be using it (and my mental arithmetics  
> not bad but why would i take a minute to work out correction factor/ 
> insulin on board plus carbs when the wizard can do it for me (its  
> the insulin on board bt which i can't be bothered to work out  
> (remembering exactly when i had the last jab etc) ... lifes too  
> short with a three year old gabbling 24 to the dozen in my ear (24  
> to the dozen let me see yes thats 288, see i just can't resist a sum!)
>
> xxp
>
>
>
> On 12 Apr 2008, at 21:32, jenny davey wrote:
>>
>> I'm with you on this Di. I was saddened by the top story on BBC  
>> News this
>> morning about the size of wine glasses in pubs, which was reported  
>> as if people
>> are unknowingly asking for a large glass and not realising that  
>> it's a third of
>> a bottle. I appreciate that many find maths difficult, but it's  
>> pretty shocking
>> not to know that 250 out of 750 is the same as a third!
>>
>> Oh yes, and thanks for pointing out what the B button does; I'd  
>> never used
>> mine before either!
>>
>> Jenny
>> IDDM 12 years, 508 7 years, 522 3 months, maths teacher 14 years  
>> but spoilt in
>> current job by only teaching A Level Further Maths :-)
>>
>> Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 15:41:09 +0100
>> From: Diana Maynard
>> Subject: Re: [IPk] Using pump as calculator
>>
>> Or they could just do the calculation in their head like the rest  
>> of us!
>> It's really not rocket science to work it out....though these days  
>> they
>> don't seem to teach mental arithmetic in schools.
>> Di (who went to school when calculators were banned in exams but you
>> were allowed a set of log tables for the really difficult  
>> calculations!)
>>
>>
>>
>>
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