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RE: [IPk] HELP NEEDED Sasha's Pump had died

Hi Jackie

Just checking back on my pen regime in April just before I went on pump.

As basal twice daily injections of Levemir: 7units in the morning, 8 units 
in the evening. 15units basal per day. (Bolused for each mael with novorapid 
which is what I now use).

At the time of going on pump my basals became 0.5units per hour.

Does this help?


>From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: RE: [IPk] HELP NEEDED  Sasha's Pump had died
>Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 02:24:11 +0100
>Hi Steve
>The pump is still not working and the US personnel say that they can't 
>the UK Medtronic people until Monday so we will have to start an injection
>regimen anyway.  It looks like we wont get a pump until sometime on Monday 
>  the earliest. I will try ringing Paula, the Medtronic trainer tomorrow in 
>she can help. Or maybe the hospital have a spare pump.  However it wont be 
>use ringing the hospital until Monday.
> > Hi Jackie
> >
> > They will get one to you quickly. In my case it was 6 hours partly
> > because of location, and partly because of the time of day (weekday
> > during the day - lot of traffic on the road).
> >
> > You could always basal the same basal insulin as the pump gives as a
> > stop gap. Remember - if you are going to get a replacement you don't
> > want Sasha on a full injected basal anyway. You just want to keep her
> > ticking along. That would at least avoid the all night wait. Check her
> > BGs in the morning and bolus accordingly. Make sure you are covered for
> > hypo, too just in case (though hypo is probably less likely than high
> > BGs at the moment).
> >
> > By tomorrow lunch time you could be all set again.
> >
> > Hope it all works out.
> >
> > I've not been so well myself today, so slept five hours this afternoon.
> > That means I'll probably be up half the night. If you just want some
> > reassurance in the meantime I'm on MSN.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> >
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