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Re: [IP]Update on Kerry
From: Michelle Rands <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 10:50 AM
>ps...has anyone heard how Kerry is doing?...i believe her husband Brian
>Splitter? and he is the one who always wrote into the group...
Yes indeed an update is in order. I must apologize for the lapse in time. A
lot has happened since Kerry's plead foir help. She spent 10 days in a
mental health facility. During which the bulk of the time she was being
treated for her out of control diabetes. She was released the Monday before
the Fourth of July. For a few weeks she had made remarkable improvement
with the diabetes and the depression. Here recently though has been a marked
turn around for the worse. Her control is getting bad again due to variable
absorption rates. She has been using more sites, but with varing results.
Even with her antibodies, now the humalog on occasion is being absorded and
active full strength in a matter of 15 minutes.
Kerry's basil has been at 0.4 until just recently. She is going to be
calling her endo tomorrow because when he raised her basil to 0.6, her
control really began to fluctuate badly. Last Thursday she was in a bad auto
accident. She had a severe hypo while driving. Very fortunately, if there is
such a thing in a situation like this, no one was seriously hurt or killed.
It was a one vehicle accident and she eventually hit a building. Kerry must
have had someone looking out for her while she was driving. The car is very
heavily damaged, but she just had minor injuries thankfully. The hypo was so
severe that the medic team had to use glucagon and several D-50's (I think
she said that a total of 6 were used). They almost thought that she was in a
She may be no longer driving by her choice until the dr's can get everything
under control. This is best for all involved I'm sure. Kerry suffered mild
whiplash and received a mild concussion. She is feeling better now.
and Michelle, don't worry about the misspelled name
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/