[IP] Speedy reference to T1 diabetes & pump therapy!
I don't even think medical workers get it so how can you expect the casual
observer to get it?
My husband's GP: But the literature says you test 4 times a day! <very
plaintive tone> (The new literature says 4 to 6, I believe and the GP
forgot the magic words "a minimum of . . . ")
My GP who is actually on a pump, but a more recently diagnosed diabetic than
my husband: Are you still doing all that testing?
My druggist: Do you really test this often? (I think he thought I might be
bootlegging the strips. <chuckle>Everyone here knows I've never offered to
sell anything but used strips, right?)
I was standing up very close and personal to my husband of 24 years today
when my husband's colleague in ENT walked in and looked a bit embarassed.
I explained as the poor man was leaving with his swabs and a weird look that
I was just checking something on my husband's insulin pump. I had been
rebuttoning my husband's shirt when the specialist came in unexpectedly.
If my husband has to go back into hospital, I don't know what I'm going to
tell the nurses about our sof-tact glucose meter or our pump.
Maybe, you can send your friends copies of 'Countdown' or something.
My sister-in-law seems to think an insulin pump for a university student is
so sort of fancy yuppie gizmo like designer jeans or a convertibler!
I think of it as being like a pacemaker-- a really necessary device for some
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