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Re: [IP] A testimonial



{{{Robert}}}  Sorry that you had to go through all these hard times to make
you see that you needed to get back on track.  Hopefully, you've "seen the
light" and things will only get better from here.

Kelley in KS
Dx'd 9/94
Pumping 8/19/2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Brown" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2001 11:50 AM
Subject: [IP] A testimonial


> I just had a real rude awakening about diabetes control. I would preach to
> others, with diabetes, that in order to control diabetes, you must take
> control of it, and not let it control you. The only problem with this is
that
> I didn't practice what I preached. This past year I was asked by my wife,
for
> a divorce, my father passed away, and I lost my job. I let all this become
a
> crutch to why I was having problems with my control. (Not a good move!) I
more
> or less gave up on control. This past week I ended up hospitalized. While
in
> the hospital, I found out what happened from lack of control.
>
> My bg readings were up and down, (extremely) I was getting chest pains,
(the
> reason that I ended up in the hospital in the first place.) and swelling
in
> the lower extremities. All of these were diabetic related.
>
> To make a long story short, I was told by my doctors that all of this is
in my
> control, and they can only do so much, in the way of help. I don't want to
get
> into the details, but this was a lesson well learned and I never want this
to
> happen again.
>
> I use the minimed 507 pump and was, at one time, well in control. Getting
lazy
> sure didn't help matters, and I know that being on the pump does not make
> things better unless you take control of things yourself.
>
> To let everyone know, I am home with no major problems, but I was woke up
> extremely, by what could happen if neglect is done with diabetes control.
>
> Thank you for the time on the soap box.
>
> Bob Brown
> I get knocked down, but keep getting up.
> "Never Say Quit!"
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