After 27 years with diabetes and two severe lows in 2011, I've finally given in and am getting a pump (and CGMS) on Monday! A rep called me to let me know it was being shipped, but it seems a little weird to me that I'll have a pump without any sort of training. Is there a semi-decent guidebook that comes with the pump? Or am I supposed to set up an appointment with the rep and/or my doctor?

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I've asked for some help from SLOWtronics, and they get back to me with ONE phone call, without any follow up, guess they did their part?
I have been getting NO help!
The Diabetic Center here has had my pump for two weeks and I can't get training until Aug 16. So, I am just waiting and counting carbs. I have been using the app "carb diet" on my iPhone and I love it. I can just about find any food that I eat in the database plus, it has restaurant data base.
To get a background about pumping I have been reading "Pumping Insulin - Everything You Needs for Success On A Smart Pump" by John Walsh and Ruth Roberts. I have really learned a lot an I am planning to use it as a reference when I have a problem. It seems to me that learning to use a pump has a steep learning curve and a lot of what you learn is from problems that you have with your pump and how you live with being a diabetic.

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