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



thanks for replying have got my pump and my home work to sort out its not to
bad so fare can not feel the catheter at all I was a bit concerned about
having to wear the pump all day but it seems o k best of luck with yours
will be connected to insulin on wed 17 October at 1.30 cant wait  to not
give my self  injections after 40 years

best regards

vic

----- Original Message -----
From: "DONALD ODONNELL" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 10:49 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Finally got pluged in to my MiniMed Pump. 08/10/01


> good luck Vic.
>
> hope you wont have as much fear as I had with the first needle it look so
> long but once the tub is in the needle comes out .
>
> I have been on the pump for 3 days now and with  saline to,  on Monday I
> will be going on to insulin at about 10:00 go.m.t.
>
> GOOD LUCK
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Vic Brooks <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 10:50 PM
> Subject: 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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