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Re: [IP] Checking Bg's



I can not imagine the liability a doctor would create for himself to
recommend against testing. I think I would have him put it in writing. If
you end up in a car accident as a result of his recommendation or go into
DKA because you did not test or developed some complication because your
control was poor you could sue his pants off.

Sue
Dx 01/29/02
Cozmo Pumping 01/07/03

----- Original Message -----
From: "C. Jones" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Checking Bg's


> Jamie,
>
> Is your doctor a pump friendly doctor?  My old GP, Nurse Practitioner
wanted
> only 4 tests a day.  Now that I am pumping I find I do a lot more.  Now
> thanks to the pump and my close monitoring my average is now 127.  That is
> down from two months ago when my average was 289.  I've been pumping since
> Dec. 30th and it has made a big difference for me.
>
> The best answer to your question is a couple of questions.  Does the
amount
> of your testing help you have better control?  Does this amount make you
> feel safer.  If your answer is yes to either or both of them then pay no
> attention to the man behind the curtain (Reference The Wizard of OZ) and
> continue doing what you are doing.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Chris
>
> > I got a call from my doctor's office today. I've only been pumpimg not
> quite
> > two months, so I'm still faxing in my numbers. For at least a month, I
> called
> > the lady that did my training. Anyway, I check my bg around eight to ten
> times
> > a day, and my doctor says i'm doing it way too much. Now I'm only
supposed
> to
> > check before meals, and bedtime. I feel more confident checking more,
and
> to
> > know my bg is running in normal range, than checking every six hours or
> so. I
> > usually check before meals, two hours later, bedtime, before driving,
> anytime
> > when I'm high, or low. In my opinion if I'm going to run high, I'll be
> able to
> > correct it, before it gets the best of me. I get over three hundred test
> > strips a month, so its not like its costing me much to check this often,
> and
> > for me to feel safe. What do you guys think?
> >                            Jamie
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