I know that Medtronic MiniMed has something called "Pump School Online" to help people learn more about using the pump... Beyond that, I have not seen many other online resources for "formal" training and education. I have a few questions on this topic...
1. How many people have used Pump School Online and for those that have, was it useful?
2. Has anyone come across any other useful online resources for training or education (either general to pump therapy or specific to a manufacturer's pump)?
3. If such a resource did exist, would you use it?
4. If such a resource did exist, what kinds of features, tools, components, and functionalities would you find helpful?
Thank you in advance for any comments or feedback. fg
Minimed pump school was okay, probably designed for both a newby and a new pump user, so I found it to be a little basic. You can find it here https://pumpschool.minimed.com/index.tpl
Minimed offers advanced "school" topics. They typically meet at hospitals and at convention centers. The dual/square training was useful. The CGM demonstration was informative. You can find loca events here https://www.minimed.com/events/intro.do many events are universal... carb counting, pump basics, temporary basals for workouts, so you don't have to be a Minimed customer to benefit.
Resources by way of schools and using your pump trainer and CDE exist, but you may have to press hard if you are looking for a support group. I find these online communities to eb better, simply because there are more of us here. The other resources I find to be most helpful are hard books like "Pumping Insulin" by John Walsh and "Think Like a Pancreas" by Gary Scheiner.
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I took my son to The Barbara Davis Center (specialized only in children w/D) last month and he saw H. Peter Chase. He is the famed author of the Diabetes "Pink Panther Books". Dr. Chase gave us a book book he wrote on pumps and CGMS's. It is VERY comprehensive. You can check it out on the link below.
I confess I haven't read the whole thing, but I did learn some things and J's been on the pump for over 2 years. It's definately worth the read!
Tammee-Mom of J-age 13 T1 Diabetic Dx 6-6-06. Pumping on MM 722 since 8/06--Dexi CGMS since Oct 08
OK, I was poking around and foound this site. It has scads of information for "Insulin Pumpers" Chek it out. I joined the list!
http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/index.shtml?submit=Back+to+Insulin-Pumpers+Homepageund this awesome site. I