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[IPk] alarms



I am new to pumps, having just started on Saline today. Does any one knoe
whther the monimed 507/508 alarm can be switched off temporarily to avoid
embarrasing situations amongst those not aware of the pump ?


----- Original Message -----
From: Sharon Basil <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 4:49 PM
Subject: RE: [IPk] Thanks


> amanda youre having the day i had tues hang in there.it seems to be a
> puzzle we find where one
> piece goes and get stumped on another piece,and there's like 1000 pieces
to
> that puzzle.what do you eat?that list elimanated most all kinds of
> food.this is a wonderful site alot of helpful info
> but most of all it is nice to share the feelings.thanks
> sharon
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Amanda Scott [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 5:32 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] Thanks
>
> Hi Rhoda, Pat & Sharon,
>
> Thanks for the welcome.  I find it a great comfort being able to chat with
> others that can relate to what feelings and emotions we go through as
> diabetics.
>
> At the moment, I am feeling that I really don't know where to go from
here.
> Quite clearly my insulin regime is not working for me and it makes more
> sense to me to be put on to an MDI regime.  However, I discussed this with
> my diabetic care team and they decided against this suggestion and their
> answer was to put me on a different mixture and they changed my mixture
> from
> 80/20 to 70/30 which is not showing any signs of bringing down my blood
> sugars.  My fasting Bg is around 8.5 and my bedtime Bg is around 15.  My
> HbA1c last November (prior to starting insulin) was 8.8 and my recent test
> 3
> weeks ago had raised to 9.2
>
> I do believe that because I suffer from other health problems, this is
> hampering any chance of my blood sugars lowering.  I suffer from IBS and
> because of this, I cannot eat any fruit, veg, cereals, pulses etc as these
> trigger off severe stomach cramps and then what follows after the cramps.
>  I
> cannot eat any foods with protein in them because one of my kidney leaks
2+
> of protein daily. I am allergic to certain dairy products and this means
> that I am very restricted to what I can have in my diet.  I also have High
> BP and Intracranial hypertension along with a liver that is not
functioning
> too well.
>
> Unfortunately I don't have a caring GP and there is not a lot I can do
> about
> that as there is no other practice in my area. I tend to just put in
repeat
> prescriptions and avoid going there for as long as possible.
>
> I must admit there have been many times where I have felt like throwing in
> the towel but those insane moments don't last too long thankfully.  I
> honestly believe that because of my other health complications, an insulin
> pump would be of great help to me but somehow I don't think my "uncaring"
> GP
> would even consider funding one for me. Who knows!!
>
> Sorry this has been quite a long posting, I promise the next one won't be
> as
> long.
>
> Regards to all,
> >From Amanda
>
> Ps.  Rhoda I am sorry you are hearing this for a second time!
>
>
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