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can anyone recommend a good book??

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by ams162, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. ams162

    ams162 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hello my son is being fitted with an insulin pump next week and would love a good book with advice in to read, has anyone found a good one.
    i did buy one pumping insulin byjohn walsh but finding it really hard going to get my head around what hes talking about and its solid text so my attention seems to wander abit, i will keep plugging away at it but just wondered if there is anything better out there
    thanks
    anna marie
     
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    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    I think th Walsh book is the most recent for non professionals, there are couple of UK books that have been produced more recently but they are for HCP so presumably just as detailed.
    There is a workbook on the internet, it's produced by a UK hospital and aimed at patients. It includes basic things on how to work out basals, carb ratios, what to do when hypo/hyper etc. I might be worth a look.

    http://www.diabetes-education.net/pdf/r ... rkbook.pdf
    For anyone the workbook has a really good flow chart as to what to do when levels are high, I think its worth printing out for emergency use.
     
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    ams162 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the reply i had a feeling someone would say the book i have is prob the best jusy hard going thats all lol, i will def have a look at the link u have suggested thanks again
    anna marie
     
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    SophiaW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've got the same book and am finding it quite useful. I think it's hard going especially when it's all new so seems all the more confusing. But if you stick with it and dip in and out as and when you need to it will start to make sense.
     
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    ams162 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    thanx sophie im hoping when we get the pump it might make more sense to me where as at the moment its solid reading and i dont feel im taking anything in lol maybe things will become clear soon
     
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    Hi Anna Marie,

    I appreciate your dilemma, there is so much to get your head around!

    You may already have seen this book, which is not specifically about insulin pumps however I found it invaluable for getting to grips with carb-counting:

    www.carbsandcals.com

    I have the Carbs and Cals book, which gives a visual representation and carb values of a wide range of food types and portion sizes. This would be useful for both you and Dylan, and you could easily use it to learn together.

    Good luck for next week, I hipe it all goes well.

    Jen
     
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    ams162 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hiya
    yes we have that book also bought it after attending the choice course for kids, and ur right its fab trying to persuade my other half i need an i phone to have the app for it then i would have the info where ever i go lol its not working i have to say
    anna marie
     
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    shedges Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Anna Marie,

    Don't forget you can get the same apps on a lot of other smart phones... my mate showed me his Desire at the weekend (not like that! :oops: ... it's an HTC phone) ... and it seems to have all the same stuff as an iphone.

    Sam.
     
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    I'm hankering for it to be available on the Kindle...

    Love the Desire, what a fab name for a phone that does it all!

    Jen
     
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    i too would like for the kindle or to download it on the etouch which uses android operating system
     
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