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Re: [IP] pet peeves/positive posts....

Very well said...Delaine...sorry i tried to snip some of it  but it was
all too good....michelle
On Fri, 24 Apr 1998 12:17:40 -0400 Delaine Wright <email @ redacted>
>	Yes, we've all been exposed to some not-so-great healthcare 
>and on the same note, some not-so-great policemen, & teachers, & 
>lawyers, &
>sales clerks, and humankind in general (& yes, even DIABETIC 
>- unfortunately, that is part of the "life on earth" experience... if 
>know what I mean.  And, yes, I'll also admit - sometimes is feels 
>moan about it & I've done it many times! :)   But, in the end, if 
>all we do.... nothing changes.  And, sure, there is no guarantee that
>anything changes if we attempt to do something about it..... but, if 
>don't take that chance, then definately NOTHING CHANGES!   I am a huge
>proponent of "positive change" through education.  I am excited to be 
>the forefront of the latest in diabetes medicine!  Do you realize the
>"positive power" that you & I as a pump-wearers & educated, informed, 
>intensively self-managed diabetics have to change the way the world
>(family, friends, medical personnel, other diabetics) views 
>Think about it! :))  
>	For those that attempt to remind you that you "shouldn't eat 
>those Oreos"
>- I explain that my practice of intensive management - my pump - makes 
>possible!  (Same is true for MDI's).  Share your knowledge.  Remember 
>what they know about diabetes (if anything much) goes back many years. 
> Use
>the opportunity!  It can be, in a way, a "healing process" for each of 
>as well.... we've all lived with the "guilt" a bit too long.  Free 
>- let your pump change the lives of others as much as it has changed
>yours!! Same for medical personnel - use the opportunity to educate!  
>about contacting the staff development person within your local 
>hospital &
>speaking about your experience.  There are all kinds of things you can 
>ie - ask to speak at a medical staff meeting & to physician groups; a 
>ADA meeting; an article in your local paper; etc.  Work with your CDE 
>most of them are dying to change things too!  Other ideas??  
>	Most importantly - & perhaps the most difficult - work very 
>hard to do
>this without the anger.  "Kill them with kindness."  Anger & 
>(despite how deserving) only breeds anger & resistance.  And negates 
>that you are trying to do.  I try to remember that "everyone has 
>or has been touched by something.  Maybe not diabetes, but something.  
>sometimes they too need to be reminded of that.   :)   
>Type 1 since '83; MM507 11/97 -----> Thought for the day: Everyone is
>insulin-dependent, we just do it with a bit more flair!  ;)
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