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Re: [IP] Insulin resistance



Hey..... I see my nifty little phrases are catching on.....

"Nurse Ratchet" and "Dr. Death."  

Glad I'm not the only opinionated diabetic in this group.  (hee hee)

Becky D.

Randall Winchester wrote:
> 
> On 21 Apr 98 at 22:36, LBE FSD wrote:
> 
> > At this point I think I'm on my
> > own.  After commenting that because of holidays and travelling last week I
> > only exercised once, Nurse Ratchet said that maybe I just wasn't cut out for
> > the pump.  Ok lady, I won't ask for any help.  It's hard to obey docs orders
> > and let him know about repetitious highs or lows when I have to make it
> > through the guard dogs first.  Sorry -- be glad that I waited 30 hours to
> > write this.  Am I the only one who doesn't fit into a nice little "Type 1
> > Diabetic" mold?  Thanks for the input.
> > Take care,
> > Lori
> 
> Unfortunately there are many control freaks and idiots in the medical
> profession.  They have a "little blue book" that they were given in
> school that has the RULES FOR TYPE 1 DIABETICS printed in gold ink
> and a copyright date of 1950 on it.  And they still try to fit
> everyone into the same mold.  Then they get mad when we don't fit
> their ideas.  Kind of like the AccuCheck Complete Meter - I was told
> by the rep that it was designed for pump users but later told in
> hostile tones (he was actually yelling)  that the Accutility software
> is not available except to big endo practices.  Without the software
> the meter's data collection functions are practically useless because
> the event tags are all wrong and some of the functions aren't
> enabled.    It is designed for Dr Death's office where Nurse Ratchet
> can configure your meter according to their rules and then scream
> at you when you don't match their goosestepping march...  so it's
> not just the doctors, it's the system that tries to force us into
> their rules.
> 
> Randall Winchester
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