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Re: [IP] Snacks w/o bolusing

Hi John-
Thanks for the words of encouragement.  It means a lot.  Although I have
had diabetes for 21 years, starting with a pump is like starting all
over again.  Of course, I thought the best place to turn for guidance
were the professionals, my endo, my CDE, etc....

Unfortunately, I found out they don't always have the answers.  Doing
something different with my pump therapy that contradicts their advice
is still a struggle for me.  It's like you can't believe that they could
possibly be wrong.  They're supposed to be the experts right?  It leaves
me lots of confusion and doubts.  I'm still struggling here, but I think
the decision I made about my profiles were sound.

It's hard enough to fight this disease on daily basis w/o having to
fight with caretakers on top of it.

I like the idea of a name & shame list.  But then again, what a
dr/professional advises for one patient may work perfectly, but work
terribly for another.  I guess YOU have to be the judge for yourself.

thanks again,

John Neale wrote:
> Becky, well done! Sounds like you're in control.
> It's shocking isn't it, and very dangerous, that these "specialists"
> don't know what they're doing, but pretend they do. The whole point of
> pump therapy is that when your basals are correctly set, you dont't need
> to snack, except to correct a low.
> If a window-cleaner came to clean your windows, but wiped mud all over
> them instead, you wouldn't pay him. But I bet your doctors are being
> paid hansomely for the "advice" they're giving you.
> I've got an idea: is it permissible for us to name specialists who have
> given stupid pump advice? We could create a "name and shame" list for
> everyone to see. Doctors would of course be informed why they were on
> the list, and they would be given the chance to justify their advice. I
> suspect most wouldn't attempt to, but they might just pull themselves
> into line with current "best medical practice" ie read John Walsh's
> book.
> Best wishes for your continued success!
> John
> Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

Becky Draper
Hammond, WI
email @ redacted

Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/