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Pumps at school WAS Re: [IPk] Insurance

Hi Andrew

When Sam is at school does he do his own bolus and have someone watch him?  Or
does he do this alone.  Does he have a packed lunch at school with the amount
of insulin to give written down?  Just wondering how this is managed.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Dysch" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 13 August 2002 19:15
Subject: RE: [IPk] Insurance

> Hi Stu,
> Well done with the insurance.
> I can only speak for Silhouettes, which were all that was suitable for
> Sam (now 8), because he's very wiry.  I like them because you can see
> the tube through a little window & they stick fast no matter what he
> gets up to.  We insert them by hand - there is an insertion tool
> available, but I really don't fancy using it.
> We tried a couple of Quick Set samples some months ago & had no problems
> with them, but they are more expensive & you can't see whether they are
> properly inserted or not.
> Battery life is long enough not to be a major problem.  I think we get 6
> -8 weeks from a set.  That's a guess because I can't remember when we
> last changed them (must be due soon!).  They last longer if you don't
> use audio boluses & the remote control (on the 508).
> Good luck & keep us posted.
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