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Re: [IP] oldies issues



I apologize.  I didn't do the MDI for the duration of 16 years unless you
want to consider 2 as multiple.  I did though have a great endo for some
time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Billie

Cynthia VanDenBerge wrote:

> What a great couple of posts!  I admire those of you
> who have had to manage this disease for many years.
> Being diagnosed at age 40 with typeI was sure shocking
> for me.  8 years later, and a new pump user I can say
> that I would not want to see the "old days" where I
> tried to control my diabetes with 70/30 twice a day.
> Even MDI did not give me much control.  I am really
> liking my pump.  Billie, I was surprised to hear that
> you did MDI for 16 years!  I had only heard of it
> about 4-5 years ago and went to Mayo for training and
> thought it was new then.  You must have been a cutting
> edge diabetic :-)   Cynthia
> --- Billie Sue Parker
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Isn't wearing a pump great.  I was just sitting and
> > thinking the other day and
> > couldn't even remember what life was like without my
> > pump.  I do remember, I did
> > MDI for 16 years, but life has changed so much for
> > me.  My diabetes is actually a
> > "every moment of the day thing."  On two shots a day
> > and calorie counting, I only
> > thought about it a couple of times a day.  I
> > actually have become very confident
> > about life with diabetes and all.  I used to think I
> > would never live to see 30.
> > Well, I will be 32 in June and am looking forward to
> > a long life.  I just wanted
> > to give a little praise to my pump.  Sorry for being
> > mushy.
> >
> > Billie
> >
> > Sharon Brousseau wrote:
> >
> > > I was diagnosed as a diabetic in the mid 70's and
> > remember those strips for
> > > testing "sugar" in the urine and comparing colors
> > on the side of the
> > > container. In their infinite wisdom - the testing
> > manufacturers didn't seem to
> > > tell us what to do when the "sugar" indicator was
> > too high. I don't recall
> > > having a clue what to do-we didn't have regular
> > insulin back then. Do you
> > > think the panic room would be a good service for
> > us 'betics back then? How in
> > > the world did we make it to this point? We
> > survived any way we knew how. I
> > > don't think the panic room sounds like a good idea
> > unless it is triple
> > > reinforced from bombs (one may get crushed in
> > there), fire (one may bake in
> > > there) and gases (no comment:).
> > > I do believe being a diabetic back then did cause
> > a lot of panic and
> > > discomfort. We new high sugars were Baaad control
> > but we didn't know what we
> > > were supposed to do about it. Now we bolus or
> > change our set! We Got That
> > > Going For Us! Sharon B.
> > >
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