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[IP] Re: One year anniversary

In a message dated 4/5/01 8:25:51 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> This next week will be one year on the MM 508!  I was trying to think about
> the differences in how I feel, etc...One of the biggest improvements, which
> I had not realized was caused by D, is that I have not been nausous or
> thrown up in this year...prior to this, I was nausous almost every day and
> would throw up about 1 day every 2 weeks for years!  This is the biggest
> and best relief for me!  (I no longer ride the blood sugar roller coaster
> ... use your imagination on how you feel after riding a regular roller
> coaster and that was how I felt most days.)  My HGA1Cs have come down, of
> course.. around 7 the last time I had it done... The flexibility of what I
> eat, when I eat, has made the ability of me to move and take a new job,
> without serious side effects or feeling bad, possible!  I now have a
> wonderful job in a great town and feel my life is so much better!  prior to
> pump, I would not even consider moving, due to stress making me feel so
> lousy!   The only negative side effect was the 20 pounds I gained in the
> first few months...I did not gain any more after that and will now work on
> getting these pounds off!  I can judge how much I eat, by how much insulin
> I take during a day - so I have a limit.. which is an easy way of tracking
> how much I actually eat!  And talking about getting out of the bed in the
> mornings - if I'm below 110 when I wake up, I can actually jump out of bed
> and feel good... I used to be about 200 in the am and had to drag myself
> out of bed and it took about 10 minutes to just get up and moving!  Do I
> have more energy now?...not like I had hoped...but with the rest of this so
> positive, I am happy and If I am able to live a few years longer in better
> health - then that is worth it as well...
> So anyway - happy anniversary to me!
> joni

Congrats Joni!!!  How wonderful for you!!!  This is why I want to get Ashley 
on the pump.  So she can feel like you do!!!  Thanx for sharing:-)
  Kim...........Mom of Ashley 10 years old(diabetic for 5 years & not pumping 
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