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Re: [IP] Stuart Albert - pump it up!



Sara...Thank you so much for your words of encouragement.  <<<<Do you mean
you didn't always take the injections you were supposed to?>>>>   How did
you know?  Thanks again for your kindness.  Stu

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From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 1999 7:20 PM
Subject: [IP] Stuart Albert - pump it up!


> Welcome to the list Stuart.  You will learn a lot about life with the pump
> here and if you have questions, please ask
>
> BUT...
>
> you write:
> > Because of a very busy schedule, I am not complaint with my
> > insulin injections, hopefully, the pump will help.  I
>
> Do you mean you didn't always take the injections you were supposed to?
The
> pump is merely a mechanical device that will help YOU control your
diabetes,
> but it does not act on its own.  You will most likely have to test your
blood
> MORE frequently than you did on injections; you will have to diligently
> examine your food and find out what your carb to insulin ratios are; you
have
> to take the months required to figure out basal and bolus rates and more.
If
> you "don't have time" to take your bolus every time you put something in
you
> mouth, you will find the pump provides little improvement in your life...
>
> That said, of course, once your basals are set correctly, and you know how
> much one unit of insulin lowers you, etc., then you can go all day and not
> HAVE to eat if you are too busy.  In this regard, the pump is great - and
has
> been a literal "lifesaver" for me.  I work in the entertainment industry
and
> lunch time is sometimes after 4pm, if at all, and dinner is rarely before
10
> pm. The flexibility is great...but it is still ME who has to take the
> responsibility.
>
> If you have the strength of mind, spirit and body to study the martial
arts,
> then I have no doubt you will succeed as a pumper...just remember, young
> jedi....do or do not, there is not try...
>
> Sara
> dxed 1974 age 10, pumping 6 1/2 yrs MNMD507
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