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



thanks Seos

Jackie
> 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?
>
> Seos
>
>
> >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
> >contact
> >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
> >at
> >  the earliest. I will try ringing Paula, the Medtronic trainer tomorrow in
> >case
> >she can help. Or maybe the hospital have a spare pump.  However it wont be
> >any
> >use ringing the hospital until Monday.
> >
> >Jackie
> >
> >
> > > 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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