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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V2 #737



Can you send the digest version just once a day rather than 2-4 emails
every day ?
One of the reasons why I wanted the digest version is NOT to get a
whole series of emails.
If it's not possible, then I'd rather be removed from the list.
Thanks.


insulin-pumpers-digest wrote:
> 
> insulin-pumpers-digest    Tuesday, January 12 1999    Volume 02 : Number 737
> 
> This issue of the digest contains:
> [IP] ? - Cannula, bleeding, waste
> [IP] Re: CANDY?
> [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> [IP] Re:  Silhouettes
> Re: [IP] Creepies
> Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> [IP] questions for everyone (one there for Kasey)
> Re: [IP] questions for everyone (one there for Kasey)
> [IP] Battery Problems
> [IP] Insulin Sets......
> [IP] New Pump/Old pump
> [IP] Creepies
> [IP] ? - Strips, Doctors, Insurance
> Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> Re: [IP] questions for everyone (one there for Kasey)
> Re: [IP] ? - Strips, Doctors, Insurance
> Re: [IP] ? - Cannula, bleeding, waste
> Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> Re: [IP] Creepies
> Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> Re: [IP] ? - Strips, Doctors, Insurance
> [IP] It Sounds Like Voodoo, But Apparently It Works!
> Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> [IP] Welcome!
> [IP] SAM
> [IP] Panic Attacks
> Re: [IP] ? - Strips, Doctors, Insurance
> Re: [IP] ? - Strips, Doctors, Insurance
> [IP] My CME Talk
> Re: [IP] ? - Strips, Doctors, Insurance
> Re: [IP] ? - Strips, Doctors, Insurance
> Re: [IP] My CME Talk
> Re: [IP] My CME Talk
> Re: [IP] ? - Strips, Doctors, Insurance
> Re: [IP] Panic Attacks
> Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 07:42:22 -0700
> From: Fran Baumgartner <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] ? - Cannula, bleeding, waste
> 
> Last night it happened again.  It being I put in a new Cannula, pull out
> the needle part, and watch the blood coming out where I am suppose to
> put the tubing in.  It's real frustrating to me because I have to pull
> it out ( obviously <S? ) and then start with a new one.  When I was
> using needles at least I could re use the needle.  I just feel like it's
> such a waste and the cannula's aren't cheep.  Does anyone else have this
> problem?  Has anyone had this problem and resolved it, if yes how?
> 
> Thank You,
> Fran
> 
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:45:33 EST
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IP] Re: CANDY?
> 
> mY kids grandmother told them they got diabetes because I would not bring them
> to her coven meetings..CRAZY huh?   doreen
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 07:54:37 -0700
> From: "Brian Carter" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> 
> Just wondering if anyone has heard or is doing thins little trick:
> 
> Taking Chromium Picolinate (about 200mcg).. for me it tends to help
> lower/improve insulin useage..
> 
> Has anyone tried this?
> 
> Brian Carter..
> 
> P.S. if not and you do BE CAREFUL after the 2nd morning it dropped my sugar
> like a rock...
> 
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 07:57:56 -0700
> From: "Brian Carter" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> 
> - -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
> To: Bcarter <Bcarter>
> Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 8:06 AM
> Subject: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> 
> >
> >Just wondering if anyone has heard or is doing thins little trick:
> >
> >
> >Taking Chromium Picolinate (about 200mcg).. for me it tends to help
> >lower/improve insulin useage..
> >
> >Has anyone tried this?
> >
> >Brian Carter..
> >
> >P.S. if not and you do BE CAREFUL after the 2nd morning it dropped my sugar
> >like a rock...
> >
> ALSO TAKE WITH FOOD  but first ask your DR.
> 
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 10:11:01 EST
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> 
> Brian,
> Does the chromium picolinate work? My moms big on the herb thing.The book I'm
> reading here says you can also use brewers yeast with added chromium.
> This book is making me laugh--it tells you to take this to increase   your
> insulins efficiency,then in big letters it says "if you have diabetes take no
> meds w/o advice from physician"      Doreen
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 10:11:59 -0500
> From: Kasey Sikes <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Re:  Silhouettes
> 
> Bill wrote:
> 
> > We also sell the Silhouette set which
> > is identical to the Tender set sold by Disetronic.  The Silhouette set is an
> > angled insertion set which goes in the body at an angle set by the patient.
> 
> A question and a suggestion:
> Question:  Will MiniMed be coming out with a Silhouette that is
> shorter?  This is the set my daughter uses, but she's only 5 and I've
> found we can't insert the whole thing.  We leave about 1/4" out, but
> sometimes this leads to crimping.
> 
> Suggestion:  The 30 degree angle that is recommended with the Sils is
> way too deep for most people.  Many on this list find 10 degrees to be
> better, yet unless a person has access to this wonderful group, they
> don't know to insert shallower to minimize pain.
> 
> Kasey
> Kayla's mom
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 07:16:47 -0800
> From: Sam Skopp <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] Creepies
> 
> At 05:39 AM 1/12/1999  Shaun Kluzek wrote:
> >Sam
> >i beleive that the adrenal glans raise the pulserate when the sugar level
> >drops at a fast rate(dont take this as gospel)but i have noticed my own
> >pulse speeds up when i have a low sugar,i have had IDDM for 21 years with
> >no complications to date i recently had an ecg done and it was fine.,i
> >guess you should at least qusetion your doctor (owing to the fact you have
> >had bypass surgery) about the low sugar and increased heart rate.I hope this
> >helps you somewhat
> 
> When this happens, I'm not sure it's as simple as an increased pulse
> rate... a rapid pulse was a symptom of a rapid drop in BG, from early on.
> My annual stress EKG is perfect each year and the irregular feeling
> heartbeat doesn't occur regularly during low BG or at other times. I
> believe others on this list have also reported the same phenomena.
> 
> Sam
> 
> Sam
> ICQ #11353385
> 
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 08:11:35 -0700
> From: "Brian Carter" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> 
> >
> >Brian,
> >Does the chromium picolinate work?
> 
> For me it has the only problem is trying to remember to take it all the
> time, (hard since i have no other pills to take),  on the back of the bottle
> it also sayes : "diabetics: use only under a Dr. supervision".
> other than that it has woorked.. right now i am tryong to get my new basal
> rate refined and seeing if this chromium will work more again.
> 
> Brian Carter
> 
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 08:17:39 -0700
> From: "Brian Carter" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] questions for everyone (one there for Kasey)
> 
> I have seen a message that when we send a e-mail to the insulinpumpers our
> e-mail is also available to everyone on the message? is there e-mails
> attacked to the messages i have not been able to find them to send some
> e-mails to individuals.
> 
> Also Kasey:
> 
> could i use your stories on my page (you have had some interesting and funny
> ones)?
> 
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:43:49 -0800
> From: "leisha" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] questions for everyone (one there for Kasey)
> 
> Hello Brian,
>    some have their e-mail address on the list with their name. But if they
> don't you can always click on reply to author and get their e-mial address
> that way. That's how I've sent this.
> Leisha (Jason's mom) email @ redacted
> 
> - -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Carter <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
> Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 7:24 AM
> Subject: [IP] questions for everyone (one there for Kasey)
> 
> >
> >I have seen a message that when we send a e-mail to the insulinpumpers our
> >e-mail is also available to everyone on the message? is there e-mails
> >attacked to the messages i have not been able to find them to send some
> >e-mails to individuals.
> >
> >
> >Also Kasey:
> >
> >could i use your stories on my page (you have had some interesting and
> funny
> >ones)?
> >
> >
> >
> >----------------------------------------------------------
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> >
> 
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> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:35:11 -0600
> From: "JAMES C BENNETT" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Battery Problems
> 
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> I have been using a Disetronic pump for 3 years (I am 63 years old and =
> and hold an Aeronautical Engineering degree), but the main weakness is =
> the pumps battery life - mine will run from 2 weeks to 6 weeks - I am =
> not familiar with MiniMed's batteries, but one main item is the type of =
> battery, with Disetronic it must be "Silver Oxide" if I use regular =
> Alkaline they will last from 3 days to one week.  I hope this helps, =
> replacing the battery is very simple and that's one reason I have always =
> argued with Disetronic on the charges for the battery kit.  Disetronic =
> charges $10.00 for the replacement (2 bat. holders), you can buy one =
> battery from a range of $1.45 to $2.25.  As you get older an being =
> retired you try to look on ways to save money realistically and this is =
> one area where I believe MiniMed allows you to replace your own =
> batteries.  Disetronic will not talk about the individual replacement.
> 
> James
> 
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> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I have been using a Disetronic pump =
> for 3 years=20
> (I am 63 years old and and hold an Aeronautical Engineering degree), but =
> the=20
> main weakness is the pumps battery life - mine will run from 2 weeks to =
> 6 weeks=20
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> type of=20
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> regular=20
> Alkaline they will last from 3 days to one week.&nbsp; I hope this =
> helps,=20
> replacing the battery is very simple and that's one reason I have always =
> argued=20
> with Disetronic on the charges for the battery kit.&nbsp; Disetronic =
> charges=20
> $10.00 for the replacement (2 bat. holders), you can buy one battery =
> from a=20
> range of $1.45 to $2.25.&nbsp; As you get older an being retired you try =
> to look=20
> on ways to save money realistically and this is one area where I believe =
> MiniMed=20
> allows you to replace your own batteries.&nbsp; Disetronic will not talk =
> about=20
> the individual replacement.</FONT></DIV>
> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>James</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>
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> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:41:29 -0600
> From: "JAMES C BENNETT" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Insulin Sets......
> 
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> I use Disetronic "Tender" set and have never had a leakage problem.  I =
> do have a friend that started to have a leakage problem but it was due =
> to tightening the insert into the pump and cracking the connector as any =
> thing else use minimum force when tightening.  I don't believe that sets =
> (MiniMed and Disetronic) are interchangeable.  Before Disetronic came =
> out with their Tender set, I tried using one of Minimed's and it would =
> leak at the pump connection.
> 
> James
> 
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> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I use Disetronic &quot;Tender&quot; =
> set and have=20
> never had a leakage problem.&nbsp; I do have a friend that started to =
> have a=20
> leakage problem but it was due to tightening the insert into the pump =
> and=20
> cracking the connector as any thing else use minimum force when=20
> tightening.&nbsp; I don't believe that sets (MiniMed and Disetronic) are =
> 
> interchangeable.&nbsp; Before Disetronic came out with their Tender set, =
> I tried=20
> using one of Minimed's and it would leak at the pump =
> connection.</FONT></DIV>
> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>James</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>
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> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:49:15 -0600
> From: "JAMES C BENNETT" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] New Pump/Old pump
> 
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> I second, it is a great idea, but keep in mind that who ever gets it he =
> must have some type of training or the results might turn him off; also =
> advice him on maintenance costs.
> 
> James
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> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I second, it is a great idea, but =
> keep in mind=20
> that who ever gets it he must have some type of training or the results =
> might=20
> turn him off; also advice him on maintenance costs.</FONT></DIV>
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> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:52:28 -0600
> From: "JAMES C BENNETT" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Creepies
> 
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> I have also had similar problems, but as I, you learn to cope with it.  =
> Good luck
> 
> James
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> but as I, you=20
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> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:00:13 -0700
> From: Fran Baumgartner <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] ? - Strips, Doctors, Insurance
> 
> I really need some help.  I could even use some sample letter that I
> could just hand over to the doctor and staff.  I am seeing the doctor
> that replaced the one I was seeing.  The past few months has been very
> difficult trying to get strips and insulin.  I am questioned and given
> the third degree.  The staff does not believe I test myself
> approximately 10 times a day.  On the pump I've needed more humalog and
> wanted to get some velosulin in case I decide to mix.  I've been on the
> pump less than three months and am still experimenting etc.  Gee's I
> don't need to tell you all that! <VBG>.  It has just been so stressful
> the last year with the Medical community here and I am just walking on
> pins and needles whenever I have to speak with one of the staff or a
> doctor.  I am afraid of saying the "wrong" thing.  Over the holiday it
> took three phone calls to the doctors office and four to the pharmacists
> just to get 300 strips.  Now the doctors office has allowed me to get
> 600 strips to last me one year.  I test on average 10 / day.  Of course
> this all to obtain insurance coverage, but without that I couldn't
> afford to purchase them.
> 
> Anyway I go this Thursday to this doctor and want to be able to say
> something to the doctor about the staff and the hassles I get.  I would
> appreciate any suggestions, recommendations, and support.  It's dealing
> with people like this office and doctors that won't listen that make
> this disease the most difficult for me.
> 
> On a humorous note:  What do they think I am going to do with the
> strips?  Smoke them and get a buzz!  :-)  Or possibly they think I'll
> sell them on the street and start pushing strips and insulin.
> 
> Thank you in advance.
> Fran
> IDDM 36 years, since age 3,
> pumping 2 1/2 months.
> 
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> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:12:30 -0700
> From: Fran Baumgartner <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> 
> > >
> > >Brian,
> > >Does the chromium picolinate work?
> >
> 
> I have tried this a few times and have found that it's better just to stay off
> of it.  If you don't take it consistently and therefore change your basel rates
> accordingly that you can, well I did, run into problems because it does
> drastically reduce your insulin in take.  To me it was adding one more variable
> to an already complex problem.  Bottom line, be careful, but then again YMMV.  (
> wow, never thought I'd use that one. <S> )
> 
> Fran
> 
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 08:08:46 -0800
> From: Sam Skopp <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] questions for everyone (one there for Kasey)
> 
> At 07:17 AM 1/12/1999  Brian Carter wrote:
> >
> >I have seen a message that when we send a e-mail to the insulinpumpers our
> >e-mail is also available to everyone on the message? is there e-mails
> >attacked to the messages i have not been able to find them to send some
> >e-mails to individuals.
> 
> Yes, your responses go to the whole list. Look in the From header to see
> the real email address of the person that wrote the message. What email
> program are you using?? Some programs have a special button you need to
> push to see all of the headers. Or, others hide them while viewing in the
> "preview" mode but show a lot of them while looking at the whole message.
> 
> Sam
> ICQ #11353385
> 
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:02:42 -0700
> From: "Brian Carter" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] ? - Strips, Doctors, Insurance
> 
> My suggestion is to go to another Dr. if he treates you like that then you
> don't need him..
> 
> just my thoughts.
> 
> Brian Carter
> 
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 11:08:59 EST
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] ? - Cannula, bleeding, waste
> 
> In a message dated 1/12/99 9:43:54 AM US Eastern Standard Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
> 
> << It's real frustrating to me because I have to pull
>  it out ( obviously <S? ) and then start with a new one.  When I was
>  using needles at least I could re use the needle. >>
> 
> I've been known to stick the needle back into the cannula and reuse it. Of
> course, that was when I pulled the needle out before I stuck anything into me
> (duh), so I don't know about doing that when blood has gotten into the canula,
> unless you flush out the blood with a bolus of insulin.
> 
> Jan
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 08:12:05 -0800
> From: GTE/notebook <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> 
> I asked my Endo an GP about chromium picolinate and they said it only works if
> you are deficient in the first place, it may be something to look into.....
> Laura
> 
> email @ redacted wrote:
> 
> > Brian,
> > Does the chromium picolinate work? My moms big on the herb thing.The book I'm
> > reading here says you can also use brewers yeast with added chromium.
> > This book is making me laugh--it tells you to take this to increase   your
> > insulins efficiency,then in big letters it says "if you have diabetes take no
> > meds w/o advice from physician"      Doreen
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
> 
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> 
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> 
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:10:58 -0700
> From: Mary Jean Renstrom <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] Creepies
> 
> >i beleive that the adrenal glans raise the pulserate when the sugar level
> >drops at a fast rate(dont take this as gospel)but i have noticed my own
> >pulse speeds up when i have a low sugar,
> 
> This explains another low BG phenomenon I've noticed, but have been
> reluctant to bring up publicly <vbg>...  The adrenal response is otherwise
> known as the "Fight or Flight" response.  One of the other reactions,
> besides increased pulse, is the need to use the bathroom, URGENTLY!!  I've
> noticed that when I go low rapidly, I often "feel the need" and stand there
> trying to decide which is more important, to cram the glucose in my mouth
> or go into the little room to answer "nature's call".  My upbringing makes
> me shudder at the thought of doing the two at the same time!
> 
> Mary Jean
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> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:13:05 -0700
> From: "Brian Carter" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] anyone heard of this little trick?
> 
> True so true if anyone does try it BECAREFUL.. and always ask Dr.
> 
> also what does YMMV Mean?
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> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 11:23:13 -0500
> From: Ginny Kloth <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] ? - Strips, Doctors, Insurance
> 
> Are you seeing an endo? Have you been writing down in your log book when you
> test? If so I would take that with to show them.
> I get 200 test strips per month..I use them. I have to test several times=
>  per
> day due to pump and meds I am that can play havoc with my blood sugars.
> I don't know if a letter would change thier minds but if they saw your log
> book
> that might. Insulin should be prescibed based on what you use plus an exptra
> bottle. I get 3 bottles per month. I told them I go through that much (I do)
> and showed them my log book with the amounts of my basil rate and boluses
> I hope you can get your supplies. It can be very stressful to have to
> constantly fight for your right to manage your diabetes. I would tell them
> that
> too.=20
> Ginny
> Ginny
> 
> At 11:00 AM 1/12/99 , you wrote:
> >I really need some help.=A0 I could even use some sample letter that I
> >could just hand over to the doctor and staff.=A0 I am seeing the doctor
> >that replaced the one I was seeing.=A0 The past few months has been very
> >difficult trying to get strips and insulin.=A0 I am questioned and given
> >the third degree.=A0 The staff does not believe I test myself
> >approximately 10 times a day.=A0 On the pump I've needed more humalog and
> >wanted to get some velosulin in case I decide to mix.=A0 I've been on the
> >pump less than three months and am still experimenting etc.=A0 Gee's I
> >don't need to tell you all that! <VBG>.=A0 It has just been so stressful
> >the last year with the Medical community here and I am just walking on
> >pins and needles whenever I have to speak with one of the staff or a
> >doctor.=A0 I am afraid of saying the "wrong" thing.=A0 Over the holiday it
> >took three phone calls to the doctors office and four to the pharmacists
> >just to get 300 strips.=A0 Now the doctors office has allowed me to get
> >600 strips to last me one year.=A0 I test on average 10 / day.=A0 Of course
> >this all to obtain insurance coverage, but without that I couldn't
> >afford to purchase them.
> >
> >Anyway I go this Thursday to this doctor and want to be able to say
> >something to the doctor about the staff and the hassles I get.=A0 I would
> >appreciate any suggestions, recommendations, and support.=A0 It's dealing
> >with people like this office and doctors that won't listen that make
> >this disease the most difficult for me.
> >
> >On a humorous note:=A0 What do they think I am going to do with the
> >strips?=A0 Smoke them and get a buzz!=A0 :-)=A0 Or possibly they think I'll
> >sell them on the street and start pushing strips and insulin.
> >
> >Thank you in advance.
> >Fran
> >IDDM 36 years, since age 3,
> >pumping 2 1/2 months.
> >
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> >=20
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> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 11:21:50 -0500 (EST)
> From: Dan Trump <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] It Sounds Like Voodoo, But Apparently It Works!
> 
> Found this article on the web. As someone who suffers from "overly-toasty feet"
> syndrome (peripheral neuropathy), I think I'll look for a set of magnet socks.
> 
> NEW YORK, Jan 11 (Reuters Health) -- The wearing of magnet-laden socks seems
> to reduce or eliminate the pain associated with a foot disorder common in
> diabetics, according to study from a US researcher.
> ``The constant wearing of magnetic devices was able to dramatically suppress
> the neuropathic symptoms of burning pain and numbness and tingling in the
> diabetic (patients' feet),'' concludes researcher Dr. Michael Weintraub of
> Phelps Memorial Hospital in North Tarrytown, New York. His findings are
> published in the J
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