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[IPk] Questions



I am due to go on the pump tomorrow and have 2 questions:

1. Can one return to conventional therapy for a day or so, for comfort or
assurance if say you are going out for dinner and want to forget about the
pump for a few hours,

2. By how much would you recommend your normal insulin dose be reduced as I
understand less insulin is required on the pump.

Martin.

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Jennings <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 7:51 AM
Subject: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V1 #266


> Hello Elizabeth,
>
> I know in the U.K. that pumps can be added to your home owner's assurance
or
> renter's assurance for little or no additional cost to your premiums.  I
> think it is worthwhile to get your pump insured as I have heard about a
> child having his pump stolen at school possibly mistaken for a pager.
>
> Regarding dropping your pump into the toilet, I know a pumper who did that
> recently.  It took a few hours to for the pump to dry, but it started
> working afterwards.  If that happens to you, clean it off, let it air dry
> and then run a self test and lead screw test to make sure it is
functioning
> ok.  The pump is water resistant so it should withstand a dunk in the sink
> or toilet.
>
> Take Care,
> Pete
>
> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 14:48:31 +0100
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] insurance
>
> Has anyone on the list insured their pump?  I ask because I doubt Minimed
> will replace a pump damaged beyond repair through accident, carelessness,
> misfortune, or 'act of god'.  I'm thinking particularly of nasty car
> accidents, the pump falling on the floor and smashing (as mine almost did
> yesterday when I caught my hand in the line and the pump almost flew out
of
> my pocket), being struck by lightning, etc.  And what if you caught your
> hand in the line and the pump fell into the toilet?  I never cared much
> about the pump being water proof until yesterday, when I started thinking
> about nasty accidents.
>
> I also doubt the Eastern Health Board, if they even agree to fund my pump
> in the first place, will re-fund one damaged through carelessness.
>
> elizabeth
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