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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V3 #47



Sam,
     Also the day befor yesterday I asked the list members about my set being the
culprit but with 3 days of afternoon readings of 200-250 it can't be the set that
was the problem. Sheila

Sam Skopp wrote:

> At 05:00 PM 4/10/1999  email @ redacted wrote:
> >In a message dated 4/10/99 1:09:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> >email @ redacted writes:
> >
> ><< But to label someone "brittle" seems to me like taking away their
> > power to control what they can. >>
> >
> >
> >Actually, I think they are labeled "brittle" because they CAN'T control their
> >BGs, no matter how hard they try.  I don't believe it is a make believe term.
> > Stephen was considered (and maybe still is) brittle because his test to test
>
> I agree with you... I have always been brittle. I can do an eat exactly the
> same things two days in a row and have totally different BGs. The pump has
> helped a lot (the swings are narrower), but it's still there. I also go
> through cycles... on the upside I need larger basals and on the downside I
> need lower ones. The boluses need to change accordingly too. No pattern to
> the cycles... they can last for months at a time. This is part of the
> reason that I do not like the term "non-compliant". Fortunately, this term
> also riles up my doctor too.
>
> Sam
>
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