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RE: [IPk] Pump start date cancelled


Well it could be that the hospital are not familiar with Animas pumps and
need to set up training if you are going with a Animas pump.  Sasha is
supposed to be having a pump sometime in the next few months.  Though we
haven't been given a set date.  When I talked about pumps Disetronic and
Medtronic.  The hosptial said that they were familiar with the Medtroinic
pumps but if we decided to go with Disetronic the staff would have to make
arrangements for futher training.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
> Behalf Of email @ redacted
> Sent: 01 February 2005 11:12
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] Pump start date cancelled
> Thanks to everyone who replied.
> My situation is this. I have diabetes as a result of having my pancreas
> removed for chronic pancreatitis.
> The diabetes team at The Royal in Liverpool told me they use 2 pumps -
>  Disetronic and Animas. I did my research, and decided that i
> preferred the
> Animas as
> the rates can be adjusted by smaller amounts (i am on low doses
> of insulin).
> The DSN has been pushing for me to go onto the Disetronic. The
> reason i was
> given is that it is more versatile - having 24 basal
> rates/24hours - although
> most people have told me that i am unlikely to need this.
> I feel that the cancellation of my pump start date may have
> something to do
> with my choice of pump.
> Any comments would be welcome.
> Sue
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