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RE: [IPk] Newcastle Pump Users Group

Hi Laura
I had a trial with saline and I think it does sting a little bit - but
once you get on to insulin it shouldn't hurt - occassionally mine does a
bit and I know I should probably change it but if its working I usually
leave it in. I think then that its just different sites feel a bit
different. For sleeping, the first night I put mine under my pillow but it
felt like a rock every time my head touched it so now I clip it to the
front of my pyjamas & then it turns with me and I don't have to think
about it.

I have an Animas 2020 too (though in silver) I'm so glad I chose this one
as I chose the Spirit first & then phoned Emma up days later & asked if it
was too late to change my mind as I now wanted the Animas. Do you use the
Insets by any chance? It was put on my purchase order that I would be
using the Comforts but I asked if I could have the insets & am happy with

If you have long dark hair and were at the meeting with your mum I think I
remember you. I was a bit nervous about going (visions of introducing
yourself to the room) but once you didn't have to do that I really enjoyed


I can't think of who you are but i'm sure if i seen you i'd remember. The
> trial is going good so far, but i'm still sometimes finding it a bit
> akward
> for sleeping at stuff, but it's going alright, i think i'm gonna like it
> once
> i get insulin in. I was really suprised at the insets, they don't hurt
> very
> much, i'm sure most my needles hurt more than that! Did you have a trial
> with
> saline? Cos i've found that when i bolus for anymore than 3 units it
> stings, i
> don't know whether it's because it's saline or if that's just what
> happens. I
> have the animas 2020 (in pink :p) Which pump do you use?
> Laura> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 19:45:03 +0100> Subject: RE: [IPk] Newcastle
> Pump Users Group> From: email @ redacted> To:
> people to come in and sat in the seat that held the> door open (43, short
> dark
> hair & specs wearing grey trousers and black> top) Although I had most of
> the
> info already from this site I did still> think it was very good. In
> particular
> it made me think more about site> preparation and after care when I heard
> what
> other people use (I don't use> anything) I also thought it was really
> interesting just seeing and talking> to other people who have pumps as I,
> like
> you, don't know anybody else who> has one.> > How is your trial going? I
> think
> the hospital is really good and Dr Shaw> and Emma in particular are really
> helpful. I go to another hospital for my> diabetes review and they have
> just
> started a pump clinic and have asked me> to go there for everything but I
> really can't fault the care at the> General. Have you chosen your pump and
> if
> so which one are you going for?> > Cheers> Gillian> > Yes, i was there! I
> hadn't started a pump then though, i've just got one> > on> > Thursday but
> still only have saline in it. Yes i did find it useful> > because i> >
> don't
> know anyone who has a pump. What do you look like? Maybe i will> >
> remember> >
> you.> > Laura > Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 13:19:21 +0100> Subject: [IPk]
> Newcastle> > Pump> > Users Group> From: email @ redacted> To:>
> >
> at the Pump Users Group a couple of weeks> back held at Newcastle
> General.> >
> I> > never thought to ask before I went and> there were quite a few
> people> >
> there. I> > did tell a couple of people about> this site and how good it
> was
> as they> > had> > not heard of it. If you were> there -did you find it
> useful?> > Cheers>> > Gillian> .>
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