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Re: [IP] convince me


For a shower or intimate time you can unhook for the pump.  My CDE has
suggested for no more than an hour at a time.  After the first night you'll
be use to sleeping with it.

-----Original Message-----
From: M Blackwell <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, January 26, 2001 11:21 AM
Subject: [IP] convince me

>Hi. I'm new to the list and am thinking about going on the pump.  I was
>at my doctor's office yesterday for my initial meeting about the pump.
>went through the info so fast I didn't have time to ask questions or think
>straight.  I guess I have to look into getting it myself and then the
>will work out my dosage.  Whatever.
>I'm very overwhelmed again.  The first time I was overwhelmed was about 6
>months ago when I was in the hospital upon my first diagnosis.
>I guess I need convincing that the pump is the best thing for me.  My
>and the nurse seems to think so, but I'm having trouble convincing myself.
>I know it makes sense, that it's better for control, etc., but maybe
>a part of me that is still in denial about having this disease for the rest
>of my life.
>How long do people wait between being diagnosed and going on the pump?
>Maybe it's just too soon for me?
>One of my biggest obtacles is that I'll be hooked to a machine.  How do you
>take a shower, sleep and what about being intimate?  I'm not married nor in
>a serious relationship and dating with the pump seems impossible.
>Wow.  OK, so any help, advice, etc. would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks
>advance to all those who respond. I'm glad these lists are out there.
>In case this helps: I'm 29 and have fairly good control now.  My last A1c
>was 6.4, but do have some after meal spikes, especially after breakfast.
>email @ redacted
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