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[IP] What a spectrum

> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 08:31:35 -0700
> From: email @ redacted (Jonathan Bayless)
> Subject: [IP] RE: contact lens
> I may be unique here but I know when I am extremely low or extremely high
> and I don't even have to look at my eyes. If this is to be used as an
> indication that I should go test my b/g I don't need that, my body does it
> for me. But I've only been at this 3 years maybe that indication from my
> body will go away over the next few years. I certainly wouldn't bolus
> on color. I too want a number!
> Good idea but no thank you.
> That CGMS works good, lets keep going that route, just needs a real time
> display.
> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 11:37:14 -0400
> From: RoseLea <email @ redacted>
> Subject: re:[IP] Glucose Monitoring Contact Lens
> First, I am only speaking for ME not everyone else.  My first comment
> said:  "Yes, but only for people who can tolerate wearing contact
> lenses."  IMHO, the contact lens bg monitor would only benefit "some
> with diabetes" and not all.  I am only speaking from MY experience with
> contact lenses and *I* would not welcome them as a good source for bg
> monitoring.  If that was the only way they came up with for bg monitoring,
> say for a closed loop system, *I* would be out of luck then.  I would only
> hope that they also continued working on other types of bg monitoring and
> not only contact lenses.  And, I am positive about new ideas, I do not
> to agree with ALL of them.  I said that contact lens bg monitors would
> benefit people who could tolerate wearing contact lenses.  I see that as a
> fact.  Have you ever worn contact lenses?  I hear about people having
> problems with being connected to a pump 24 hours a day... how about
> sticking a piece of plastic in your eye and leaving it there 24 hours a
> RoseLea
> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 12:57:39 EDT
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IP] I'm extremely lucky and definately thankful
> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 12:35:50 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Rachel <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] A Mom's Promise...
>  This was posted on another "D" support group I am on. After crying so
hard, I
> thought I'd pass this on. This was written by a guy who died...I believe
he or
> his child had "D". Anyway, this is what I go through every night... I only
> up wishing this nightmare of diabetes would leave my baby alone. Rachel
> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 02:23:02 -0500
> From: "Kristen Olgren" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: re:[IP] Glucose Monitoring Contact Lens
> > Personally, I'd rather see them develop another type
> > of glucose sensor than a contact lens.
> I've been told, based on my strong reflexive blinking reaction to anything
> coming at my eye, that I would NOT be a good candidate for contact lenses.
> That is yet another reason why I was less than enthusiastic.
> Hate to gripe, because I DO see progress it terms of a step toward
> continuous glucose monitoring, but I guess I'd like to see all the other
> diabetics pioneer this advancement for me.  I'll sit it out.
> Kristen
> dxd 1985, pumping since 1990

What a spectrum. People making negative, non-thought out, self obsessed
comments about another ground breaking accomplishment for ALL diabetics.
Mixed in is a person grateful for not losing another eye, and a mothers
tears for her baby's future.

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