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Re: [IP] anti-pump doc



You should send the previous endo your numbers to let him know how much BETTER
you are doing on the pump. (evil little grin)
Donna

ager wrote:
> 
> I HAD an endo (I've replace him), prominent in the diabetologists community
> locally, who believes pumps are just "gadgets,'' that the same good control
> can be achieved with MDI and careful carb counting. He believes
> pump-manufacturers are out for $$ and that we who use pumps are gullible. He
> also believes running a pump is too much work (calculations, etc) for most
> people, who then end up discouraged, etc. He has patients on pumps, but
> discouraged me, as I lived a rather...unpredictable...lifestyle.
> 
> I've only been pumping 5 weeks (w/ support of another endo). But I've also
> found that now that perfection is possible -- or at least decent numbers are
> possible -- I am MUCH more careful about what and how I eat....funny, since
> most of you on the list mention freedom as a benifit.
> 
> For me, I feel less free now because I KNOW I can do much better w/ the
> pump, and therefore must take more care to achieve that. On MDI, everything
> was a crapshoot, so I often said, "What the hell...''
> 
> Susan
> 
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