I DISLIKE this pump 723 mm with a CGM!

I adjust my basals rates myself because I don't get any help from MM what so ever! I asked numerous times for a CDE to reteach me this dumb piece, with not any calls! SO, I am my own doctor now, adjust my basal rates constantly, because of NO help!
I just moved to Nokomis FL, without a doctor, or any help from an endo, or MM with this!
OH WELL, the best doctor is yourself it seems, by self medicating yourself!

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Comment by Bradford on July 25, 2011 at 9:28am
It is true that we are the only ones living w/ this disease day-to-day so we need to know how to adjust things ourselves, but it's also nice to have someone (an endo, for example) to bounce ideas off of. I wouldn't rely on the pump company for much help (that's not really their obligation) but since you just moved, I would definitely look at finding a new doctor (even if it is just a general/family medicine guy/gal). They could at least help you find some baseline items from which to work (so you don't feel so lost or frustrated).
Hope it gets better for you as you get settled in to your new place!
Comment by jimt1cgms on July 25, 2011 at 5:40pm
I agree with Bradford, its not MM's place to inform you of what Basal or Bolus rates you should have.
However, this link can help you with a CDE near you.
http://www.diabeteseducator.org/DiabetesEducation/Find.html
Good luck!

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