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Re: [IP] what does md really mean



Great come back, spot.....i like you....!  lol

Sean
mom of Jake, 8 (dx 07/01)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Bender (spot)" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 11:51 PM
Subject: [IP] what does md really mean


> <email @ redacted>
> Subject: RE: [IP] Thought I heard it all
> 
> I am not surprised to hear this tale, although I am sorry for you.
> Diabetes is a misunderstood, very complex, complicated disease to have.
> I had a dr. tell a patient that he hoped the patient didn't like too
> many pies and cakes, to stay away from those things and he would be
> fine.  That is scary that an MD would say something like that.
> Obviously, I do not use this dr.  People think that my pump checks my
> blood sugar for me.  They also think that since I am on a pump, I don't
> have to check bs anymore.  Just let that thing do its job....
> Also, I have had people ask me how I go to the dr. every 3 days to get
> this thing changed.  It never occurs to them to do it myself.  Others
> think that it's a permanent thing, never needs to be changed.  I was
> equally as ignorant about this disease until I was diagnosed 15 yrs ago.
> I have read everything available and still don't know all I need to
> know.
> 
> I am very sorry that you had such a bad experience, especially in
> public.
> I am glad that you set the guy straight.  He will probably never
> understand though.
> 
> Md often means magnificently dumb. Lots of docs think that the pump is a
> closed loop feedback system. Docs ask me what happens when it runs out of
> insulin, my answer, I die.
> spot
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