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Re: [IPk] Re: broken pump

Hi Jackie,
I was thinking that I might be able to get a accu-chek spirit for Paul it 
has the muli and dual-wave bolus which i think it will help our occasional 
high fat meal later at night (i always have to get up at 3am on those nights 
to bolus as the d-tron only extends over 4 hours). I have just started on a 
accu-chek spirit pump this week and love it. Paul thinks its cool, I think 
thats because its smaller than his.
He had a great time on the school trip (although I was worried sick!)  We 
just had one emergency phone call telling us his blood sugar had gone up to 
25 but he quickly reacted and changed his cannula and bolused 5units his BS 
3 hours later was 5mmol, unfortunatly nobody thought to let us know so we 
spent the rest of the day worrying. His teacher woke him every night at 1am 
(but we said only correct if over 12mmol)
I am really glad I let him go because he appears to have handled everything 
well. His teacher said he had been really responsible.
Hope everythings ok with Sasha
Karen (Type 1 24 years pumping 3 days) Paul 12 years pumping 18 months

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 7:28 PM
Subject: RE: [IPk] Re: broken pump
> Karen
> Sorry to hear about the pump disaster.  I dont think that you will be able 
> to
> replace it with a different pump unless your hospital think this is
> appropriate.
> I assume that the insurance will pay for a new Disetronic pump but they 
> aren't
> going to fork out for a much more expensive one.  Plus if the spare 
> disetronic
> pump is part of the two pump system the hospital might want the spare pump
> returned as its part of a package.  The insurance company might say no 
> because
> otherwise people may "accidentally on purpose" damage a pump so that they 
> can
> get a newer better model.  I know that this isn't the case with Paul.  You 
> can
> ask your insurers how the cover works.
> Hopefully someone else has more experience of this and can give you a 
> better
> answer.
> I must admit I have never thought to ask what would happen if something
> happened
> to Sasha's pump.  We have it covered under our insurance.
> Jackie
>> Hi Everyone
>>  Started pumping this week everything going ok so far.
>> Paul returned from his trip yesterday and had had a great time!
>> Unfortunately his pump didnt and it seems he fell off the mountain bike 
>> and
>> then i dont know what happened, but his screen looks like its leaked ink 
>> and
>> the D-tron plus will not do anything. Luckily he had a spare pump which 
>> was
>> all set up so he could carry on pumping.
>> If the pump is a right off, could we choose a different pump to replace 
>> it?
>> Does anyone know.
>> Karen
>> contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
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