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Re: [IP] Re: Article in Philadelphia Inquirer (8/9)

> Hello, all -
> Have some of you Northeasterners read the article in today's
> Inquirer (front page) entitled "Improved Tools Aid Living with
> Diabetes?"  It comes as a result of the recent AADE convention in
> Philly this week.
> Although the information presented is basically accurate, I was
> somewhat puzzled that insulin pumps were not very highly touted as
> one of those "improved tools."  Indeed, I had to read 3/4 of the way
> through the lengthy article to even see a mention of pumping.  Other
> innovations such as the insulin pen, better home glucose monitoring
> systems, and "new" longer-lasting insulins (like Lantus) received a
> lot of hype.
> I somehow felt cheated for all of us who have experienced
> dramatically improved control (or even somewhat improved control)
> while on the pump. What do the rest of you think?  Is there any
> reputable source  (hey, Jim Handsfield!) from which to determine the
> approximate percentage of insulin-dependent diabetics who pump as
> opposed to those who use more traditional methods of administering
> insulin?  I want to see a percentage, if one is available.  As a
> member of this wonderful group, I tend to think we're a majority,
> but evidently that's not so.
> I may e-mail the writer of the article.  What are your opinions?

Why don't you email the writer your comments above. The big problem 
is that most writers are clueless about pumps but have a pretty good 
understanding of needles.  Gee.... where have we heard that before??

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