[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Re: [IP] Philosophy
> The pumper's group on the other hand, is led by a NON-CDE social worker
> who claims no expertise in DM, but acts as a facilitator. So the
> discussion was very much US among us, not being lectured at by a nurse.
> (Keeping in mind that a good facilitator CAN be a CDE nurse, but just
> having a CDE DOESN'T mean you know what you're doing!) (And yes, Barb, I
> know you're working on it -- and I salute you!!!! :) :) :) )
Amen, and you say it so well.
I am just infuriated with these CDE's that are on some power trip. A few
weeks back I sent an email about this bill in the state of AZ. Anyway this
none diabetic CDE that I met at the capital the day I found out about this
bill, didn't want me talking to the representatives because I was too
passionate. I immediately told her "the hardest part of this disease is
dealing with attitudes like yours". Anyway, we talked but I knew she wasn't
listening and basically hated me, which is fine. But then her and her
little group said that it was possible on February 9th there would be a
"session" ( I am new at this politic stuff ). She said she would contact
me. Well she didn't. I found out that the "session" did happen. I found
out because my state representative called me to thank me for taking the
time to write such an excellent letter ( yes it went through several proof
readings by the grammer expert. <VBG>) and seeing it from a diabetics
perspective. He also informed me that the bill would pass, they just had to
get the wrinkles out. He told me that's it people like me ( yes me ) taking
the time to write letters etc. is what really helps... I guess I wasn't too
passionate! Ok, I know this is getting long and I am dumping, sorry. I
just want to call this CDE and tell her that I could give a damn if she
hates me, but gee's don't let it get in the way of saving lives and making a
difference in diabetics lives. It just boggles my brain. How can she call
herself a CDE when she doesn't follow through on important issues?
Ok, I am done. Thanks for listening.
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/