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Re: [IPk] Questions



Hello Martin,
Welcome in advance to IP world.

I have been on a pump since early Feb. I feel very good about the control
and the fact that I do not suffer bad Hypos like when I was on a pen.
You can of course dispense with the pen for a day or two if you so wish but
remember that while on the pump you will not be taking background insulin so
you have to be careful that you test regularly to make sure that your sugars
do not rise.

As for insulin reduction, I have heard that it can be reduced by as much as
40% but I would be a bit sceptical about this. I think that you are going to
have to work this one out with your clinic and a lot will depend on the type
of diet you keep.
I hope it all goes well for you.
Sean Seery
----- Original Message -----
From: Martin Seitler <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 11:41 AM
Subject: [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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