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[IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V1 #493



Just back from holiday so only just seen the latest pumpers comments-The
Disetronic pumps do not beep constantly when delivering a bolus-where did
you get this nonsense from?

Best wishes

John H
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Date: 30 May 2001 22:13
Subject: ip-uk-digest V1 #493


>
>ip-uk-digest          Wednesday, May 30 2001          Volume 01 : Number
493
>
>
>
>PLEASE edit the subject line of your reply messages.
>####################################################
>This issue of the digest contains:
>[IPk] Is DM one big joke?
>Re: Sticky button syndrome was RE: [IPk] THANKS IRIS
>Re: [IPk] pump refilling
>Re: [IPk] Bg Meters
>[IPk] Bg & Ketone Meters
>Re: [IPk] Is DM one big joke?
>Re: [IPk] pump refilling
>[IPk] Re: Clicking on minimed pump
>Re: [IPk] Re: Clicking on minimed pump
>Re: [IPk] DEAD PUMPS
>Re: [IPk] Re: Clicking on minimed pump
>[IPk] Help needed with NICE submission
>[IPk] New pages on Insulin Pumpers UK website
>Re: [IPk] DEAD PUMPS
>[IPk] Anyone who use the D-Tron
>Re: [IPk] Depression
>Re: [IPk] Anyone who use the D-Tron
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 09:58:06 +0100
>From: "Abigail King" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IPk] Is DM one big joke?
>
>Hilly
>What sort of levels do your BGs run at?
>how many hypos do you experience?
>What complications?
>What's your HbA1c?
>how long have you had DM?
>When was the last time you felt really well?
>Name one area of your life that DM hasn't poked it's ugly little finger
into
>
>Why is this guy against pumps? does he have anyone on a pump? Why don't you
>try writing to your local MP,  local newspaper, national paper, about the
>apalling standard of health care, and explain some statisitcs along with
>your A1c, complications already experienced , evidence from the diabetes
>control and complications trial
>I'm getting really mad. This disease sucks and they're all treating it like
>one big joke. how long will it take you to get a referral elsewhere. Is
>moving a possibility?
>
>This guy is NOT a nice guy . He is an A--H---
>Would he make jokes if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, multiple
>sclerosis, lost a limb in an accident?
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>Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 22:42:31 +0100
>From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: Sticky button syndrome was RE: [IPk] THANKS IRIS
>
>In message <l03130314b73946a629f0@[213.7.119.173]>, John Neale
><email @ redacted> writes
>>>But surely a penfil doesn't have enough insulin in it to fill a syringe
>>>and have enough left over to use in emergencies?
>>
>>Pat - I'm not suggesting you refill your pump from a penfill cartridge.
I'm
>>suggesting you keep the penfill cartridge with you in case your pump
breaks
>>down - and you've got 6 hours left till you go home (where all your backup
>>MDI equipment is quietly waiting in the fridge).
>
>I'm too disorganized to do more than, when the insulin bottle gets low,
>instead of throwing it away, taking it downstairs, putting it into my
>kit, and throwing away the bottle in the kit.  If I have to remember to
>change the penfil cartridge, I won't.
>
>I rarely have less than 18 hrs of insulin in the reservoir - and when I
>do it's always more than 12 hrs, and going overnight.  I don't use much
>insulin (25-35 units a day, depending on lots of things).
>>
>>I personally would never leave the house in the morning if I didn't have
>>enough insulin in my pump cartridge to see me through till I got home.
>>Insulin usage is fairly predictable - I use between 30 and 40 units a day.
>>Flip the door open and if there are less than 20 units left, I do a
refill.
>>(As Di pointed out, with a detachable infusion set, there's no need to
>>change the infusion set at the same time)
>>
>>What else do you carry around with you? In addition to a packet of glucose
>>tablets, my bg meter (Bayer Esprit/Dex), a finger pricker (Bayer
>>SoftTouch), a tub for old bloody test strips, a bit of tissue paper, a
>>spare disk of test strips, a spare infusion set (Tenders/Silhouettes are
>>*much* smaller than SofSets) - that's about it for a day at work.
>>
>The softsets, as you say, are much bigger.  I take two reservois, as
>experience has taught me that I do stupid things occasionally, like
>dropping them, having the needle fall off before filling, that kind of
>thing ... I wish I could use silhouettes, but I'm too scared (having had
>one agonizing experience, and one where I honestly had got to the point
>where I thought 'if I can't get it out now, I'm going to have to call an
>ambulance'.
>
>I also have a spare soft-serter (at first, I was relying on being able
>to manually insert in an emergency.
>
>I don't have the organization to ensure that I won't leave the main
>soft-serter behind.
>
>I also take a tub of ketone sticks.  A bottle of control solution. Spare
>batteries for pump.  Spare battery for meter. Usually a spare tub of
>test sticks, because I go through so many of the things.
>
>I have a profile meter at the moment, but I'm about to start my
>penultimate bottle of sticks, and then start with the pocketscan.  Memo
>to self: must get the cable adapter ...
>
>Best wishes
>
>Pat
>
>dm 30+, 508 1month+, disorganized for as long as she can remember
>
>
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>
>Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 22:15:28 +0100
>From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] pump refilling
>
>In message <email @ redacted>, Diana Maynard
><email @ redacted> writes
>>On Mon, 28 May 2001, you wrote:
>>> But surely a penfil doesn't have enough insulin in it to fill a syringe
>>> and have enough left over to use in emergencies?
>>
>>Ah, no, what I meant was to use a vial normally, and a penfill as the
spare.
>>Then every so often, use the spare in your pump and replace it. The
penfill
>>just gets carried around for emergencies, and the vial stays at home.
>>
>I'm not organized enough for that ... I always forget to replace the
>'emergency' #10 note in my credit cards, to change the batteries in my
>pocket torch, and so on.
>
>I use the widget thingy, too ... the sticky out bit nearly disembowls me
>when making 3-point turns.
>
>
>>A cartridge fills half a reservoir. I use about 40 units a day on average,
so I
>>refill about every 3 days (though it doesn't usually coincide with a set
>>change, because that's more random - anything from 2-6 days). you do know
you
>>don't HAVE to refill at the same time as changing the set, don't you?
Unless
>>you're using non-detachable sets of course. But I'm guessing you do both
at
>>once so you don't forget to refill.....
>>
>I was told DON'T change the reservoir without changing the set.  Also to
>change the set every two days  or two + days (i.e. morning to evening or
>vice versa).
>
>It's only been a problem once, when I noticed an air bubble, and used a
>lot of insulin to get it out (detached, did lots of primes, and
>eventually it came out).  That left me with only just enough insulin to
>carry me to the next set change.
>
>Best wishes to all,
>
>Pat
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>------------------------------
>
>Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 22:51:39 +0100
>From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Bg Meters
>
>In message <email @ redacted>, Melissa Ford
><email @ redacted> writes
>>Hey, I thought of
>>something...to all y'all who heard a couple of months ago that I'll be at
>>Oxford in the fall: I got an offer from Balliol (my first choice) over the
>>weekend!  Woo-hoo!
>
>Yeeaay!
>
>Congratulations.
>
>Best wishes
>
>Pat
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>   "It might look a bit messy now, but just you come back in 500 years
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>
>Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 19:27:58 EDT
>From: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IPk] Bg & Ketone Meters
>
>MediSense has recently come out with a meter that not only tests blood
sugar,
>but can also test ketones in a drop of blood. (Pat, take note, since I
>believe that you complained about having to carry a tube of urine ketone
>sticks around with you.) It is called Optium in the UK and Precision Xtra
in
>the States. I have been using it for about 9 months and am impressed with
its
>function. It has a memory of 450 results and can give an average result
over
>1 week, 2 weeks and 3 weeks. It also has the usual download facility. The
>strips are available on prescription from your GP in the UK.
>
>Concerning the variation in repeat Bg tests, one must remember that your
>meter is not a laboratory analyser. One should accept that your result is
not
>an exact reading, but only an estimate of your blood sugar at any given
>moment in time. If whenever your test result is unexpected, you should
>re-test to confirm that it is indeed correct.
>
>Ken
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>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 07:17:34 -0000
>From: "Paul Nestor" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Is DM one big joke?
>
>I agree with Abigail it seems to me you system is really letting alot of
>you down.When i arrived in France with all the info Insuilin pumpers had
>given me i thought we'd have to fight for a pump but no the doctor had
>already offered her to try a pump many times but before she met me she
>knew nothing about what a pump was and to be honest she didnt reily give
>a s*** either.I dont know whats happening in other countries but it seems
>that England is having a hell of a financing problem for their health
>system which is in turn holding back the technology to help people like
>us.Here we dont pay a penny every month they delever what you want to you
>doorstep.I dont know if you pay tax in england but if you do you all
>deserve better and the doctors should get a mighty slap on the rist for
>not supporting ye.
>
>                                                The weather here is
>brilliant today,too hot for the likes of  an irish man, hope you all have
>a nice day.
>
>Yours Sincerely,
>
>Paul & Emily(508 pumper 1month)
>
>>From: "Abigail King" <email @ redacted> >Reply-To:
>email @ redacted >To: <email @ redacted> >Subject:
>[IPk] Is DM one big joke? >Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 09:58:06 +0100 > >Hilly
>>What sort of levels do your BGs run at? >how many hypos do you
>experience? >What complications? >What's your HbA1c? >how long have you
>had DM? >When was the last time you felt really well? >Name one area of
>your life that DM hasn't poked it's ugly little finger into > >Why is
>this guy against pumps? does he have anyone on a pump? Why don't you >try
>writing to your local MP, local newspaper, national paper, about the
>>apalling standard of health care, and explain some statisitcs along with
>>your A1c, complications already experienced , evidence from the diabetes
>>control and complications trial >I'm getting really mad. This disease
>sucks and they're all treating it like >one big joke. how long will it
>take you to get a referral elsewhere. Is >moving a possibility? > >This
>guy is NOT a nice guy . He is an A--H--- >Would he make jokes if you were
>diagnosed with breast cancer, multiple >sclerosis, lost a limb in an
>accident? >----------------------------------------------------------
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>
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>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 08:52:31 +0100
>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] pump refilling
>
>> I'm not organized enough for that ... I always forget to replace the
>> 'emergency' #10 note in my credit cards, to change the batteries in my
>> pocket torch, and so on.
>
>I always forget to replace the cartridge too (shhh, don't tell anyone!)
>:-)
>
>> I was told DON'T change the reservoir without changing the set.
>
>It's completely fine to change the reservoir independently of the set, as
long
>as you're using detachable infusion sets.Just disconnect, detach and refill
the
>reservoir, change the tubing or reattach the old one (I change my tubing
every
>other refill), make sure the insulin's coming out of the end, stick it in
the
>pump and prime, and away you go. It's a  perfectly safe thing to do, and
svaes
>the hassle of refilling more times than you need to. It also means that a
set
>change can take a lot less time.
>
>  Also to
>> change the set every two days  or two + days (i.e. morning to evening or
>> vice versa).
>
>yes, the standard advice is not more than 3 days, but it's an individual
thing.
>The longer you leave it in, the more risk of nasty things happening, but
some
>people seem to have a greater tolerance than others. At the beginning 2
days
>was about the max with Sofsets, and 3 days with Silhouettes, but my body
seems
>to have got more used to them now, and I can easily last 5 days with no
illl
>effects (though I usually change about every 4 days on average). In fact, I
>usually change because it's coming unstuck rather than because it hurts!
>
>  Di
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>------------------------------
>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 04:37:33 EDT
>From: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IPk] Re: Clicking on minimed pump
>
>Have just read my emails, and have a comment about the clicking.
>
> I have never had anybody tell me that they could here me clicking! The
only
>person that hears it is my husband, and that is when we are in bed and all
is
>silent!  At least we should be thankful that our minimed pumps do not beep
>constantly when delivering a bolus.  The disetronic pumps do and it must be
>terribly annoying.  Throughout the 6 years of having my pump, I have never
>been asked by another person what the clicking is?!
>
>Just thought I'd add my comments, happy clicking!
>
>Christine
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>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 09:49:19 +0100
>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Clicking on minimed pump
>
>>  I have never had anybody tell me that they could here me clicking! The
only
>> person that hears it is my husband, and that is when we are in bed and
all is
>> silent!  At least we should be thankful that our minimed pumps do not
beep
>> constantly when delivering a bolus.  The disetronic pumps do and it must
be
>> terribly annoying.  Throughout the 6 years of having my pump, I have
never
>> been asked by another person what the clicking is?!
>
>I think it's one of those things that you're very conscious of because you
know
>what it is (especially if it's your chest that is clicking!) but probably
noone
>else would ever notice, unless you're in a REALLY quiet environment  or
when
>people are specifically listening to something. Like I always think people
can
>see a strange bulge in my bra, but 99% of the time they can't, unless it
slips
>awkwardly! I can see it, because I know it's there, and because I'm looking
>specifically for it, but noone else ever notices.
>Anyway, even if they can hear it, there's very few occasions when it would
>matter that they CAN hear it!
>If anyone asks me why I'm beeping, I tell them if I want to, or I invent
>something  if I don't want to!
>Di
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>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 09:56:27 +0100
>From: "estelle lucas" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] DEAD PUMPS
>
>Hi Carol
>
>Just to clarify, the Disetronic pump only beeps to alert you to alarms, or
>if you have put the pump into stop mode for some reason and interupted the
>delivery of insulin.
>
>Kind regards
>
>Estelle
>- -----Original Message-----
>From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
>To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
>Date: 29 May 2001 21:28
>Subject: Re: [IPk] DEAD PUMPS
>
>
>>Hello again Elizabeth
>>Naomi spoke to Ray today and he has arranged to send a replacement pump.
So
>>everything is ok now.
>>There has been some comments on the list regarding the clicking of the
>>mini-med, to be honest without the said clicking we would not have known
>>whether or not Naomi was still getting her insulin last Saturday, we have
>>found it to be a very reassuring sound indeed. And if I remember correctly
>>the Disetronic makes an even worse beeping sound which drove us to
>>distraction when Naomi had a trial on one early last year, i also have to
>add
>>that when Naomi's pump clicks the sound is not that noticable to anyone
>else.
>>Once again thanks for your help/advice.
>>kind regards
>>carol
>>xxxx
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>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 12:51:27 +0100
>From: "Ingrid Morrow" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Clicking on minimed pump
>
>I don't use a pump but a while ago I was talking on the phone to someone
who
>does, and every couple of minutes I could hear a beep.  I didn't know what
>it was at first, but then it "clicked" that it must have been his pump!
>
>It's good to know the minimed doesn't beep, I know I couldn't stand it
>either!
>
>
>Ingrid
>
>
>>From: email @ redacted
>>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>>To: email @ redacted
>>Subject: [IPk] Re: Clicking on minimed pump
>>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 04:37:33 EDT
>>
>>Have just read my emails, and have a comment about the clicking.
>>
>>  I have never had anybody tell me that they could here me clicking! The
>>only
>>person that hears it is my husband, and that is when we are in bed and all
>>is
>>silent!  At least we should be thankful that our minimed pumps do not beep
>>constantly when delivering a bolus.  The disetronic pumps do and it must
be
>>terribly annoying.  Throughout the 6 years of having my pump, I have never
>>been asked by another person what the clicking is?!
>>
>>Just thought I'd add my comments, happy clicking!
>>
>>Christine
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>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 16:07:14 +0200
>From: John Neale <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IPk] Help needed with NICE submission
>
>John Davis runs the pump support group INPUT
><http://www.webshowcase.net/input> He tells me there's some encouraging
>news:
>
>The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) are shortly to give
>their official assessment of pump therapy. This means pump therapy in the
>UK may officially cease to be an "experimental" treatment option, and
>become an approved part of standard diabetes treatment.
>
>John Davis has been closely involved in preparing this NICE assessment, but
>he needs our help. He needs as many people as possible who use a pump in
>the UK to make a short statement about how pump therapy has affected them.
>In particular he'd like to know:
>
>* what it was like before the pump
>* what it is like now
>* how you are being funded ie privately, or which Health Authority or
>Primary Care Group. (this is important to demonstrate "post code
>prescribing")
>* anything else that you think will prove the point
>
>Please send these statements direct to John:
>
>email: email @ redacted
>post: INPUT, 9 Grafton Gardens, Lymington, HANTS SO41 8AS
>tel: 01590 677 911
>fax: 01590 677 763
>
>These statements will be included with your name in the confidential NICE
>submission.
>
>He needs them by 8 June.
>
>This is a good chance to help push pump therapy through the bureaucratic
>jungle. I hope as many as possible will help.
>
>Thanks -
>
>John Neale
>Insulin Pumpers UK administrator
>
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>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 16:14:38 +0200
>From: Insulin Pumpers UK <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IPk] New pages on Insulin Pumpers UK website
>
>We have recently added some new pages to the Insulin Pumpers UK website:
>
>http://www.insulin-pumpers.org.uk/whatidontlike
>
>- - Members of the Insulin Pumpers UK discussion group say what they don't
>like about their own insulin pump
>
>http://www.insulin-pumpers.org.uk/glucowatch
>
>- - Information about the new GlucoWatch Biographer from Cygnus
>
>http://www.insulin-pumpers.org.uk/perfectpump
>
>- - Richard Oppenheimer looks at what he wants from a perfect pump
>
>http://www.insulin-pumpers.org.uk/chat
>
>- - New easier access to the Insulin Pumpers chat rooms
>
>Enjoy :-)
>
>John Neale
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>------------------------------
>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 18:28:51 +0100
>From: Steven J Sexton <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] DEAD PUMPS
>
>Hi Carol
>
>The  Disetronic beeps is when there is a warning or an error message that
>needs your attention, the only other time it beeps is when you are setting
>the bolous, with a confirmation beep just before it delivers it.
>
>Otherwise it is a silent as a mouse.
>
>Steven
>
>>found it to be a very reassuring sound indeed. And if I remember correctly
>>the Disetronic makes an even worse beeping sound which drove us to
>>distraction when Naomi had a trial on one early last year, i also have to
add
>>that when Naomi's pump clicks the sound is not that noticable to anyone
else.
>>Once again thanks for your help/advice.
>>kind regards
>>carol
>>xxxx
>>----------------------------------------------------------
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>
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>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 19:51:55 +0200
>From: "Ingrid Fylling" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IPk] Anyone who use the D-Tron
>
>Hi all!
>
>I'v been reading a little about the Disetronic D-Tron. If it si as great as
>the firm tels, I would consider changing my 507C.
>
>The oportunity to use prefilled ampules would be a great advantage to me.
So
>would the wibrate mode funktions.
>
>Now I would like to see some personal experiences, to get the best
information
>possible.
>
>Thanks in advance ;-)
>
>Ingrid F
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>
>Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 23:57:27 +0100
>From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Depression
>
>Dear Hilly,
>
>The pump nurse at Guys is Sheila Burmiston.  A busy lady, but very
>switched on, and a great support as I started.
>
>Could you get an appointment with her?  She won't, of course, be able to
>put you on a pump, but she might be able to think of something else
>which might help.
>
>Best wishes,
>
>Pat
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>Pat Reynolds
>email @ redacted
>   "It might look a bit messy now, but just you come back in 500 years
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>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 21:46:33 +0100
>From: "Kate Clapham" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Anyone who use the D-Tron
>
>Hello Ingrid,
>
>I am a D-tron user, and without predjudice, I have to say that they really
>are as good as the publicity.
>The major advantage is that you can fit everything necessary to change the
>cartridge into your pocket - the relief of not having to fill cartridges is
>amazing.
>I find the vibrations and different bleep signals (whose volume can be
>adjusted to suit, from 0 upwards) very useful - especially at Pump-IT
>meetings when there are a lot of Pump users in a room together, eating -
you
>can imagine the chaos!
>I have had my D-tron for about 6 weeks, and am loving it.  There are a lot
>of features I haven't even looked at yet, but I managed the basic pump
>operation within a couple of minutes!  Another advantage I find is that you
>can program the pump without turning it off - useful for temporary basal
>rates, square wave boluses etc.
>And just to finish off, the event memory is fantastic - without downloading
>it into a PC, which of course you can do, you can look at your insulin
>dosage over the previous 7 days.
>Sorry to go on, but I'm a bit of an enthusiast - it could be worse, I could
>be a train spotter... (or marmite muncher!),
>
>Hope this helps,
>
>Kate Clapham
>- ----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ingrid Fylling" <email @ redacted>
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 6:51 PM
>Subject: [IPk] Anyone who use the D-Tron
>
>
>> Hi all!
>>
>> I'v been reading a little about the Disetronic D-Tron. If it si as great
>as
>> the firm tels, I would consider changing my 507C.
>>
>> The oportunity to use prefilled ampules would be a great advantage to me.
>So
>> would the wibrate mode funktions.
>>
>> Now I would like to see some personal experiences, to get the best
>information
>> possible.
>>
>> Thanks in advance ;-)
>>
>> Ingrid F
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