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Re: [IPk] Paradigm 512

Best of luck, June - you should be fine.

As you can see from my other posting there's still a lot more I need to 
learn about this 512!

Right now, one day at a time, I'm just glad to be on the pump.


>From: "June Searle" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Paradigm 512
>Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 19:49:49 +0100
>Hi Seos
>Thanks for your thoughts on the 512.  I am looking forward to trying it 
>although I do not expect it to be much different apart from being able to 
>use 0.05 units of insulin and having the ability to save my brain 
>calculating boluses.  I have had no trouble with the quick-set and the DSN 
>did not think there would be any advantages to me changing to the 
>silhouettes.  I would have possibly liked to have been able to go as finely 
>as 0.25 units but my hospital only used Medtronic and I have no intention 
>of changing hospital so that seems to be that.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Seos Ni Niallain" 
><email @ redacted>
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 5:46 PM
>Subject: RE: [IPk] Paradigm 512
>>Hi June
>>I've been using the 512 for the past couple of months now and think it's 
>>pretty OK. I am new to pumping so there may be things I haven't found out 
>>yet but so far, so good.
>>As previously posted the only problem I've encountered is with the Quikset 
>>infusion when I got site infection - I gather from other postings that 
>>this is being pushed by Medtronic at the moment. I have now tried using 
>>Silhouettes instead and, although scarier looking when inserting first 
>>time, find them much more comfortable, don't leave unsightly mounds behind 
>>when removed and, fingers crossed, no sign of further infections.
>>Best of luck with yours
>>>From: "June Searle" <email @ redacted>
>>>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>>>To: <email @ redacted>
>>>Subject: [IPk] Paradigm 512
>>>Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 01:10:47 +0100
>>>Insulin absorption has been varied and this and other problems have meant 
>>>since Christmas I have been trying to get back the control I had last 
>>>year. I
>>>am having far too many hypos and for the past 2 weeks I have gone hypo 
>>>about every night, sometimes more than once.  I have been trying to sort 
>>>basels again for a long while and have them set from midnight to 5.00 am 
>>>I have not been sleeping well and wake up constantly to do tests although 
>>>I do
>>>not have hypo symptoms  Today I was going for a fasting blood test and
>>>finished eating by 8.00 pm so my bolus had nothing to do with the 
>>>problem. I
>>>made sure my bg was higher than normal to ensure I did not go hypo but 
>>>night I was 1.7 at 3.30 again and with no real symptoms.  I am trying 
>>>the pump at 0.0 for a while tonight but don't want to go to bed.  I spoke 
>>>my DSN and she said 0.0 seemed the only immediate answer but we are not 
>>>if I will have problems when it restarts.  I need to be able to set the 
>>>for less than 0.1.  The good news is that she has suggested today I need 
>>>a 512
>>>and will have it hopefully on my birthday, 26 June.  What a surprise.
>>>I know Pat's opinions and have looked at the website, but what do others 
>>>of the 512?  I must be one of the last to get one.
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