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I'm new at this on ;line pump stuff, and i'm so shocked to read of all the
troubles everyone is having. I thank God everyday for my life and even the
challenge he has given me with diabetes, but until now i didn't realize how
blessed i really am.
I have had diabetes for 35 years. Back in the times of peeing on a yellow
strip of paper that constantly turned green, green meant hi, the greener the
higher. Boiling needles, only having blood checked if you went to the Dr.s
every once-in-awhile, and an exchange system for foods that really didn't do
much for control. In the 80's we got the tester and i had one of the first.
Had to plug it in and wait 15 mins to test.
By 88 I heard about the pump and wanted one right now. got it too. happy too
All of this and i have never been so hi that I have had keytones and puked.
(which I am now on my third one) has never mal-functioned, I have never been
in the hospital for diabetes related stuff, I don't have any complications,
and i don't hide my pump or the fact that i have diabetes. I do chech my
sugar at least 7 times per day usually more, I carry everything with me that
i think I may need when away from home, and i respect diabetes,but I don't
fear it or let it keep me from doing what i want. I eat as right as i can
and i do cheat daily, i also evercise daily, and never go to bed without
I use to go out from lows especially 3 am however only has happened once
since the punp. That was mainly why i wanted the pump. Yes< my sugars are
sometimes all over the place but rarely in the 300. Check often and prevent
most sugars from going too high.
I hope i don't sound like i am bragging or being snotty I just want those of
you who are having so much trouble to know that it is possible to be in
control & take the highs with the lows because S--- happens.
Good luck to all of you and keep those stories coming, I am enjoying them.
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