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Re: [IP] obsession, my name is diabetes

You sound like me! I had two boys back in the 60s on one shot of NPH daily
which provided little or no control at all. Today, I test, and test, and
test. I never thought of it as being obsessive, but you're right. That's
what I am. Maybe it will help us live five more healthy years longer! I hope

On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 5:24 PM, <email @ redacted> wrote:

> want to know what the "oldtimers" think. Back in the late 1950's, when
> there was nothing available, such as today (no b/g meters, few docs who
> knew
> what to do) we did fine. I went through a successful pregnancy in the mid
> 70's,  with only Keto-Diastix ("don't spill ketones" was my endos call).
> Did
> real well,  never had a problem and had a 7 lb. 10 oz. son that was fine.
> Now, with the Ultra tester and lots of strips available, I test all the
> time. Maybe 10x daily; sometimes because i don't feel right and don't know
> high  or low? or just cause I do, and have control of my numbers, because
> of
> the  pump.
> Is it that i'm just older and more aware, or obsessive? I haven't stopped
> doing anything i did decades ago, just more aware? Anyone feel this way?
> (Maybe  low b/gs have made me totally NUTS!)
> The Dinosaur lady,
> julie
> email @ redacted (mailto:email @ redacted)
> 52+yrs. insulin dependent, 9 yrs. on pump
> .
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