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Re: [IP] Unsure - what to do...
I don't want to make diabetes my "career" either, but I had bypass
surgery two years ago due to the diabetes - I think - and I NEVER want to
go through with that again so I am trying to keep my blood sugars as
normal as possible along with cholesterols and blood pressure. That is
my only reason for getting the pump. I was doing just fine without it.
No other complications.
diab;39yrs...pump since Nov.24th.
On Sat, 13 Dec 1997 14:33:22 EST SPENHULL <email @ redacted> writes:
> Don't give up so easily even if you are getting frustrated. First
>would suggest that a SHOT of insulin may be what you should do if you
>Yes probably change the site too. But you should definately use a
>get the insulin in when you are that high. Also I have heard that
>some times a Bad bottle of Humalog and that may be a problem if the
>not bring it down.
> I've been on since May 97 & have not had the desire to
>Fine tune as well as it seems so many on this list have done. I don't
>analyze each & every thing I do in terms of Blood sugars. Diabetes is
>career & I am doing well but still have ups & downs. I hear people
>they don't go low since being on the pump....I still do at times. I
>Maybe I don't have my boluses set right as I think my basel is most of
>time right. I do still feel like I have better control in spite of
>things because if I am high or low I can adjust right then & there (
>if I wanted to take 6-7 shots each day I could probably do almost the
> My point being... Don't give up, & think if maybe you are
>be better tuned by using the pump. In 3 mos see the difference in
>Give it some time, some people give the impression they were set after
>to a month with all their rates. I don't think I can claim that yet
>Later on weigh the pros & cons but not yet. Then you will have more
>base your choice on. Then it will be your informed choice, not just
> Most pump users ( me included) would not give up the pump
>anything short of a CURE.
> Sorry to soap box but think about some of these things
>quit something you may regret. Maybe you are better not on the pump,
>it some time before you decide.
> Kathi (dx age 9, Pump at age