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Re: [IP] Type 2 and pumps



Aloha and Thanks:

This is the 1st email I have viewed/received regarding a pump being used 
by a type II. I informed my Doc of Intermal Med and he was excited. How 
did it change your control? Any problems?

Gordon


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>Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 21:54:59 -0800
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>From: email @ redacted (Janine Shea)
>Subject: Re: [IP] Type 2 and pumps
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>Jan wrote
>
>>Gee, those type 1s get to have *all* the fun!
>
>>Who says pumps are only for type 1s? I'm a type 2 and *I'm* on a pump. 
Of
>>course, it took me six months to talk my endo into it. (His first 
response
>>was, "But you're a type 2.") I was on 5-6 shots of Humalog and NPH a 
day. IMO,
>>if you have diabetes and if you're taking insulin, it doesn't matter 
what
>>"type" you are. A pump offers a lot more freedom, flexibilty and 
control.
>
>I agree with you.  Unfortunately this man's doctor does not.  He is 
looking
>for some type 2 resources, who are on the pump, which is why I posted
>originally.
>
>If anyone is willing to talk to this man and let him know how you got a
>pump and what you think about it, please let me know by private e-mail 
and
>I will pass your message/address along.  Right now he only has my 
assurance
>that type 2's can use a pump, which is worth zip to his doctor.
>
>Thanks,
>Janine
>
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