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[IP] Questions from a Newbie (and a slight vent)
I've just been on this list a day and am amazed at the amount of information
I've seen in that short time!!! I have some questions that I hope some
folks can help me with.
First, if I want to wear a one-piece outfit (I have a favorite knit dress
that I wear a lot) how do I manage that? Someone suggested a holder around
my leg, but doesn't that show? Is it uncomfortable? Will it slide and move
Second, the nurse educator told me that I now have to do between 10 to 12
blood tests a day, and keep a detailed log of everything I eat and drink,
how much of it, and everything I do. Now, I have a very full schedule (I
work three jobs at the moment) and my endo suggested I try a pump because of
the unpredictable nature of my schedule (among other things). He thought
that it would give me more freedom and ability to do what I need to do for
work. From what I'm I'm hearing from the N.E., I have actually *less*
freedom, since I'm going to be essentially living with a test kit and a
notebook in my hand 24/7.
Does anyone *really* do all that? Of five other people I've talked to, only
one person does some of it. To be honest, I don't have that kind of time.
If that's what its going to take to use an IP, I don't think I'll be using
it very long.
Sorry to vent like that. I'm just very frustrated.
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