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Re: [IPk] alarms



The Minimed 508 has a "vibrate" alarm option which eliminates the sound on
all but major safety alarms - certainly the audio feedback signals are off
when in this mode. This is probably the answer to most such cases.

Ray Morrissey

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Seitler" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 1:54 PM
Subject: [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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