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Re: [IP] THE BOOK
no flame here! Just some additional thoughts.
On 18 Apr 2001, at 18:51, Lori A. Willey wrote:
> I have one question, and I do NOT have PMS, so please don't go there. (vbg)
:-) I'm in P(ost)MS myself, so I'm in a really good mood (partly
because during the next two weeks, my bgs will be MUCH easier
> Who started this thing with calling Pumping Insulin "THE BOOK"??? This is
It can be confusing to newbies who might not be aware of it yet.
>and its getting on
> my nerves to keep hearing this book pushed on almost everyone and anyone new
> and having a problem. If I didn't know better I would say someone was
> getting paid under the table to push it on us all.
dang. I *wish* I was being paid to! :-D
Can't WE just help them
> without pushing this book, which, don't get me wrong, IS a great book, but
> its NOT the book to live by as you all are making it sound. Doctor's advice
> is the best way to go IMO, and I am allowed my opinion.
Absolutely doctor's advice is good. however, it's just never enough
ya know? I fax my numbers to my endo and through a NP on the
phone I hear what changes she wants me to make, but the NP can
never explain why, so I have to wait until my appt (and hope I
remember the question that long!) to find out the reasoning behind
it. I absolutely need A Book to help me understand these things
and work them out on my own. That is, after all, *my* goal in
diabetes care: to become as self-sufficient as I can be.
With that in mind..... _Pumping Insulin_ is the only book I *know
of* that addresses the concepts in the way I need them to be
explained. So it's the only one that *I* am likely to recommend to
anyone. Just like with low-carbing there are only 3 books I'll
recommend to anyone (because I didn't like the others I read). I'm
very biased that way. :-)
Finally, yeah, we can teach it here. But I'm just lazy enough
(actually *quite* lazy :-P~~) not to want to retype it over and over
and over and over...... So I'll usually refer people to either a
website or a book.
But for clarity, for newbies if no one else, I agree it should probably
be referred to as _Pumping Insulin_.
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