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Re: [IPk] ID cards

This sliding scale thing is reallt weird, had it done to me when i was
about 16 when i stopped taking insulin (silly boy) and i lay in intensive
care watching my stomach swell with all the fluids, very strange.

At 16:45 20/05/1999 +0100, you wrote:
>If you had had an accident for example, which had left you unconcious, you
>would be treated by the emergency services, as any other diabetic would be
>treated in that situation.  The emergency service would have to take you off
>the pump and on hospitalisation, put you on what they call a sliding scale
>(insulin offset with fluids, if I understand the correct medical
>definition - Sandra Dudley may want to correct me on this) until you had
>come round and are ready to be hooked back up to your pumpo and take care of
>As you know the pump ius a very unique thing.  To each patient it means
>something individual, as in how much basal insulin is delivered in 24 hours,
>how many bolus's, how many units in the bolus (e.g when you nearly fell
>through the floor at Nathan's bolus amount), so even if every medic could be
>trained in the working of the pump, they may not know your insulin needs (as
>with a patient on injection therapy).
>Hope this makes sense
>Kind regards
>-----Original Message-----
>From: John Neale <email @ redacted>
>To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
>Date: 20 May 1999 16:15
>Subject: Re: [IPk] ID cards
>>Estelle - if I, for example, got knocked down in the road (in Britain) and
>>rushed off unconcious to hospital, what is the chance that anybody there
>>would have a clue what to do with this insulin pump thing attached to me?
>>What would be the response of the average hospital? Do they all have
>>instructions on the use of insulin pumps? Or would the resident
>>diabetolgist put me back on long acting insulins and things until I could
>>take control?
>>At 15:53 20/05/99 +0100, you wrote:
>>>Eleanor, You are right you clever girl.
>>>I have spoken to Disetronic in Germany and they have them in various
>>>languages and they are sending some in the mail to me tomorrow, so as soon
>>>as I get them I'll forward you one (along with that accessories catalogue
>>>keep promising.)
>>>Apparently you put your pump on there and it that makes the card unique to
>>>you, not quite sure how it works, but will let you know soon enough.
>>>I'm becoming just too efficient!  That's my word for it, anyway!
>>Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
>>for mail subscription assistance, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
>Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
>for mail subscription assistance, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org

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