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*To*: email @ redacted*Subject*: Re: [IPk] Using pump as calculator*From*: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>*Date*: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 11:15:15 +0100*Reply-To*: email @ redacted*User-Agent*: Thunderbird 1.5.0.14ubu (X11/20080306)

Hi Jenny I don't think I would necessarily know that a large glass is a third of a bottle (and I'm a wine drinker) unless someone told me it was 250ml and that a wine bottle holds 750 ml (when of course it would be obvious). Regarding my initial comments about calculators, exams etc, I wasn't referring to pumps there, it was just a general whinge about the way maths is taught these days and how many people can't do simple maths in their heads any more and use a calculator for every little thing. Of course, some people have a real problem with that and of course I'm not having a go at them - I was just talking in general terms about teaching these days! And the fact that most calculations you need to do on a pump are a simple matter of addition and subtraction which can usually be done pretty easily as they're only low numbers. Sorry Jackie, I should have been a bit clearer! If you need a calculator (or mobile phone) to work out the boluses etc then of course you should use one rather than risk a wrong dose! Di 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 :-) . ---------------------------------------------------------- for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe/change list versions, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org

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