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where did your pump start happen

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by MamaTuTu, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. CassiesMama

    CassiesMama Approved members

    Jan 17, 2010
    we kind of did a cross of at home and in the clinic. once the pump got to our house cass refused any more shots with eating so I set it up so that we could bolus with it and told her she would still need her lantus in the mean time. Then today we went in to the clinic to meet with the animas rep for training she said I had did her job for her already and there was really not much she needed to teach me. She went and got the orders from our CDE and put those in and we were good to go. Set a temp basel to get us through the night till the lantus wears off and thats it. I was amazed at just how easy it really is.
  2. MamaTuTu

    MamaTuTu Approved members

    Apr 1, 2011
    Sorry for the late responce we are now HOME after a long travel day... Anyhow OK so to clearfily some thingss. We will have to leave our hose at about 6 am :cwds: and drive about 60-90 min to get to the Hospital and stay all day, it is an outpatiant thing so we will be home late too. They only do one or two pump starts a week... I explained to the reseptionist (she seemed annoyed and responded to me "ahhhh well thats just what is required") and she had the nurse call me back who told me the same thing. I know the world doesnt revolve around me BUT my world does revolve around my children and I want Isabella on a pump NOW! I explained all about school I didnt mention that my son will also be starting school too, and he doesnt need the stress with Mommy being so busy with his sister. I would like to say that Isabellas whole team is great I like the idea or writing her endo an email. I may call Animas and find out what kinda support they offer and try to offer it that way to endo. Bottom line 3 months is far to long to wait.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011
  3. DsMom

    DsMom Approved members

    Nov 9, 2010
    Good luck. Keep fighting!
  4. MegaPug

    MegaPug Approved members

    Mar 2, 2011
    We're getting our Ping on Monday and our saline pump start will be Thursday at our local diabetes center. A week later, we go "live" with insulin. All told, we're talking a couple of hours with the CDE pump specialist, and the rest will be at home tweaking basals with the guidance of both the clinic and endo.

    I'm completely with you on the concept of starting it at the beginning of summer so you have time to get used to the pump and everything running smoothly by the time school begins. I could understand having to wait a few weeks, but I agree that three months is really too long. I really hope you manage to find a way around this.
  5. 22jules

    22jules Approved members

    May 17, 2008
    From your signature, it looks like your husband has type 1? Does he pump? I would think that if you already have a pumper in the family than you would not need to jump through all the usual hoops and would have a better understanding of a pump than most.
  6. GinaB

    GinaB Approved members

    Jun 15, 2009
    Our pump start and training was at a local Borders at one of the tables in the coffee area. It was about an hour and a half with the nurse.

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