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Re: [IP] Re: How to Answer a Q



I went to the podiatrist to get a splinter taken out of my foot.  Since
becoming a type 1, I don't take chances.  The guy asked my what my A1c was
and I said 6.2. He said to see if I could get it lower.  Hello.  I'm a type
1 and that's pretty damn good.  Don't think I'll be going back to him.
Susan


 On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 11:31 AM, John S Wilkinson
<email @ redacted>wrote:

> Yes, and to be an Insulin Dependent Type 2 is even worse. I have been
> admitted to the Hospital and told to remove my pump, that I am a Type 2 and
> they will
> Give me pills instead.
>
>
> John S Wilkinson
> Rome, NY
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Jerry Smith
> Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2014 1:18 PM
> To: Insulin Pumpers
> Subject: [IP] Re: How to Answer a Q
>
> I too get frustrated by that BG question.  My podiatrist asks:  How are
> your
> sugars?  My response is: What do you want to know?  I then give him the
> latest A1c.  Then he asks what was my most recent BG?  I look at my pump
> and
> give him the sensor BG.
>
> Most health care providers do not distinguish between Type 1 and Type 2.
>  My
> primary care physician has only one other patient who uses a pump.  Most of
> his patients with diabetes are Type 2 with fairly consistent BGs.  As many
> of us know, Type 1s do not always fall into a predictable pattern.
>
> I like to try and educate my health care providers.  They listen and then
> move on.  The next visit is a repetition of this cycle.
>
> Jerry Smith
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