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[IP] Welcome Carmen!!
Seven months was how long it took me to decide, Yes
going on the pump was a wise decision. My greatest
challenge was being connected 24/7 and actually
finding a comfortable place to wear it. The knowledge
I gained from being educated about pump therapy kept
me from shipping the thing back more than once! (It is
funny now, but wasn't at the time.) I stayed focused
on my goal to achieve better control by using pump
therapy as the tool. I certainly knew MDI wasn't
working for me :] Now, I wouldn't let anyone or
anything take the pump away from me.
Many people on the list start the pump and immediately
think, It is the best thing since sliced bread. If you
don't think pumping is a great deal right off, or even
hate the thing, stick with it for at least 6 months or
more. Some of us just have to wait a little longer for
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 22:10:05 -0600
From: "Carrie Wade" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] Welcome Carmen!!
Hello and welcome to the Pumpers list. My name is
Carrie and I'm a 21 year old college student. I just
wanted to write you and let you know that
you've made the best decision to go with the pump. My
doc has wanted me on it for several years, but I've
been so resistant to anything being "hooked up" to me
24/7......HOWEVER.....my life and control of
diabetes has changed dramatically. ... and now I
can't believe I waited so long.
My only word of advice is to be realistic with your
expectations. I fell into the trap of thinking a pump
would be my miracle cure and I was very disappointed
for the first couple of months, but now it's been
almost 7 full months and my life is so much better and
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