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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??

Michael
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