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> It's these type of posts that make people feel
> UNwelcome here.
actually, it is all in how you choose to read something. If you choose to
see what I or someone else posts to the general list as an attack, whether
directed at you or someone else, then i can't control that. However, nothing
I personally write is meant as an attack. I tend to take my flames directly
to the person I want to yell at, though if someone chooses to flame ME in
public, then I have been known to publically defend myself.
You chose to see the line in denise's post that said
> My sugars are getting more stable and "normal" as I work
> with the pump, not against it...."
whereas, my post was directed at her FIRST sentence:
> I never thought I would be a pump user. The thought of giving
> up control really frightened me.
You, and others new on the list, might be surprised to learn how many people,
including medical professionals really DO feel like the pump is this magic
thing that is going to "take control" of the diabetes. My own mother still
asks me..."is your pump doing okay?" as if the pump doing "okay" has any
bearing on what my blood sugar is....the pump can't control if I have
neglected to test for 6 hours, or if i have been lazy and not refilled my
cartridge and gotten to a no-delivery!
Back in April Roselea wrote:
> as my endo's pump educator told me,
> "[pumps] all do the same thing, control blood sugar".
As I wrote then, pumps do NOT control the bg. WE do. same as when we were
on shots...the pump is just a different, albeit more efficient and accurate,
method of getting insulin into our body. Pumps allow us to control our blood
sugar, and facilitate the infusion of the insulin so we dont have to poke a
needle in our skin 4-6 times a day. When we put too much trust in someone or
someTHING else, then we relinquish control (no...I am not getting religious
here...I will save THAT for the religion board...LOL<vbg>)
We need to remember, that there ARE people out there with excellent control,
so-called "perfect" a1cs, no complications...using old fashioned MDI
So, regarding my post, it wasnt meant as an attack on Denise...I was making a
general observation on her first sentence. if someone takes that as a
personal attack, then they must be reading in a defensive mode. I might
recommend deleting posts written by me if one is overly sensitive. Besides
if Denise felt attacked, and I hope she didn't, i am sure she is adult enough
to stand up for herself.
Everyone just has to learn to read with a smile on their face. I personally
don't see the A1c thread as a "battle!" I find it wonderfully
educational...I can only hope that the medical professionals I pay so much
money to _really_ know what in the heck it measures, and use it
I *personally* think it is a less important number than my daily numbers...If
I wake up consistently between 110 and 150, and at my periodic 4 am checks I
am also in that range, then I KNOW I am doing a great job with my night time
basals, and that is the most important one, in my opinion.
NYC Sara...no i can't say that anymore...I am moving to BROOKLYN!!! gag!!!
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