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Re: [IPk] Finally got pluged in to my MiniMed Pump. 08/10/01



hi I will be going on the minimed pump for the first time to morrow at about
2.30 PM it will be fitted with saline for a week then on to insulin  have to
have some training to get used to it   will be meeting with Dr Dayan and
Sarah Davis  from minimed
                                 will write again
vic
----- Original Message -----
From: "DONALD ODONNELL" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Cc: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 4:51 PM
Subject: [IPk] Finally got pluged in to my MiniMed Pump. 08/10/01


> Hi there every future pump person, my name's Donald.
>
> Today I have been connected to my pump, The first week of the training.
>
> I met up with the nurse at the Homerton London hospital in Tower Hamlets,
the
> nurse had a problem finding a room and a National Health nurse to meet up
with
> and in, as the London Whitechaple Hospital did not have a nurse available
as
> they have not been able to engage a replacement since the last one had
left.
>
> Ann was the nurse who met me and she came from Wales as the London based
nurse
> was on holiday, so she drove down to London to meet up with me, my
appointment
> was for 10:00 and she made it for 10:30.
>
> On arriving in to the room she introduced me to a nurse from the Homerton
just
> to look at the pump and to see what happens to us in training and more so
to
> find out about the pump.
>
> All three of us got on with my training Ann went through the first part of
my
> training asked me about  my insulin intake at the moment and the blood
sugar
> readings, this was to give her an idea of what insulin I will have to set
on
> the pump,
>
> She showed me how to connect the pump to me with the needle what needles
are
> available, how to place the insulin into the pump the reservoir, how to
> connect the reservoir to the pump the drive arms, how to connect the pump
to
> the tubing with the needle on, and starting up the pump so that the
insulin
> would arrive to the end of the tubing priming  I believe.
>
> She showed me how to set a boluses that the meal insulin and the basal
rates
> that the insulin you will get all through the 24:00 hours, I have to say I
am
> not using the pump for the first week with insulin, but  sodium chioride
> that's pure water, I am still injecting the insulin the same old way till
I
> get use to working the pump so insulin next week.
>
> Hope this helps more next week.
>
> Can I say hi to all the Isle Of Dogs Pampers
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