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Re: [IP] hi ya'all

Hello Tammy, my name is lisa and I am 29 I have had diabetes for 16yrs now
and I have  the pump 507c I love it . But my actual question is how did you
find out about the camps? I use to go to one of those camps when I first
found out I had diabetes for a few yrs at least and they helped me alot I
mean to be around 500 or so kids with the same disease is wonderful for once
I didn't fill like a out cast. well now I am to old and I live in san diego,
california. I would love to find a diabetes camp that I could help out at do
you have a list or something or a #. that I could call I am very interested.
  You know I am a new pump user to but this web site helps me more and more
each day actually more than my doctor does I mean he dosn't wear the pump if
you know what I mean . well keep in contact with me my name is lisa and I am
originally from the south, mphs , tn to be exact. So if I wrought anything
wrong or did not cap something you know those rumors southern people are not
smart well in my case its true ....:)
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From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Monday, July 12, 1999 8:59 PM
Subject: [IP] hi ya'all

>I'm Tammy again. I'm 22 from MN and have been using
>the pump for around 2 years now... Disetronic... (no
>wait, it has been 3 years! wow!) I've had diabetes for
>15 years.
>I guess i haven't been too good with my pump.. i was
>so good on the shots.. don't get me wrong, i love the
>pump, the freedom to just push a button... eat what i
>want when i want it... but ... well... 4 months ago i lost my
>health insurance... i went without insurance for that long...
>till now! well, haven't been seeing my doctor... got
>frustrated... I mean, the doctors in my area know nearly
>nothing about the pump so I have to call the cities..
>and they're always so busy...
>I've been reading what people have been saying for
>several days now here, and I'm really thinkin I'm glad
>I've found you. I thought I knew my stuff till I hear what
>you've been saying... I think you could help me.  hearin
>about your determination... and some problems... helps
> me to remember to take care of my own blood sugar
>This summer I'll be working at camp needlepoint in
>Wisconsin... for kids with diabetes. I'll be a counselor
>(anyone else going ta that camp from here???)  ta help
>others with diabetes... but it's kinda frustratin in a way...
>I mean, when I go ta camp, I'm still different cuz I've the
>pump... others take shots, I push a button. It's fun to
>show off, but I've questions... and I just wanna talk
>without havin ta explain myself.
>thank you for your encouragement.  well, I just got
>covered with medical assistance again... so I'm planin
>another doctor appointment. wanna get my basals under
>control... I could skip some meals ta do it.... or really
>watch what I eat.  hope it works this time... and I hope I
>keep up with it.  I've been waitin for camp, straiten in the
>middle of august, but think I'd better start now... I mean,
>I wanna have many children... I wanna be a healthy
>mom... a healthy person.... a healthy wife. a good
>example to other diabetics...
>havin the pump sure is frustratin when it seems no one
>can help you. thank you. I've started excercising daily...
>hmm... I'll try testin b4 meals... (and maybe 2 hrs after...
>like at snack times)... and eatin the same number of carb
>choices and at the same times.  may skip a meal hear
>or there ta see my numbers. am I doin it right?
>another ?.... my Disetronic... well... it seems every
>time i take it in water the water leaks in... even with the
>red cover ta make it waterproof. i have been pushin it on..
> and screwin everything in tight. how often do i replace
>the cover the holds the cartrige in?  it's happened with a
>few pumps... they can't be cracked.. not all of em....
>what am i doing wrong???
>and is anyone using their arms for infusion sites???
>I've though bout it... wonderin if it's workin for anyone
>out there...
>ok, that's it for now... sorry if I've bored ya, but it's neat
> ta finally talk with ya'all....
>God bless you all... you're wonderful!
>and sara, I loved your thing bout the idea of relationships
>btwn pumpers... still makes me smile!
>thanks again for encouragin me... (and for puttin up
>with the idea that i don't like caps and do love to abbreviate
>and spell... well, not always like other would spell :) )
>take care,
>hopin ta hear from ya,
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