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Re: [IP] RE: High BG and Complications



Congrats on the newest test results Kathy.
Best of health to you!

Peg


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kathy Fagan" <email @ redacted>
To: "Insulin Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 10:19 AM
Subject: [IP] RE: High BG and Complications


> I, too, thought I felt better when I wasn't watching 
> so closely.  HOWEVER, I can answer unequivocably that 
> all the hard work, tears, and frustration over the 
> seeming lack of being able to manage this thing has 
> been worth it.  I just got the results of my latest 
> lab work  a1c was 5.9 (up slightly, but I haven't had 
> as many hypos in the last couple of months, and have 
> actually had a run of highs because of a cortisone 
> shot), but the best news was evidence of THE REVERSAL 
> OF KIDNEY DYSFUNCTION!!!  
> 
> I've worked hard over the last two years, getting 
> better control over my bgs, getting my a1c down to its 
> current level, and faithfully taking my ACE inhibitor 
> and angiotensin II blocker, and watching what I 
> consume (both food and meds) to reduce the impact to 
> my kidneys.  IT'S ALL BEEN WORTH IT. 
> 
> While I do believe that genetics plays a critical part 
> in the rapidity with which we develop complications 
> (and I think I've got pretty good ones), the effort 
> that we put in to getting and maintaining good control 
> plays a significant role as well.  JMHO.
>  
> Kathy Fagan
> Dx 10/68, Pumping 12/17/82
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