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Re: [IP] Really type 1 (renamed)



You go girl...I agree...

D. Hennessey

> From: "R. Kersting" <email @ redacted>
> Reply-To: email @ redacted
> Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 16:58:44 -0400
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] Really type 1 (renamed)
> 
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> Well this can be a two way street..
> 
> My philosophy is, I was almost KILLED by my GP, Internist and the ER
> doctor, till I was able to get to a Endo WHO was able to class me as a
> T1!.
> 
> I had to BEG for insulin! I went almost the first 4months running 500+ bG's
> felt like total crap, continued to drop more from the 40lbs I'd lost 6 weeks
> prior to ending up in the ER, with Kissmaul Breathing, rapid pulse, nausia
> drinking the towns water supply! Just prior to that, I'd been able to eat 2
> Big Mac's, Large fry and 2hrs later STILL be hungry.. WHILE loosing 5lbs
> by the next morning, without moving a muscle!.
> 
> So does that make me any less of a T1 then YOU? NO! as a matter fact,
> because I'm an adult, you walk a mile in my shoes and suffer as I have to
> get proper treatment as a T1 and not be denied LIFE by the medical
> community!
> 
> sorry, your post rubbed me wrong.. because it was WRONG.
> 
> Reisa
> 
>> My philosophy is, you are not really a Type 1 (former juvenile diabetic)
>> unless you were diagnosed as a child. If you haven't been a child taking
> shots
>> and
>> dealing with diabetes, I don't care what the medical community calls it,
> you
>> are not really a Type 1. Unless you have walked a mile in my shoes,
> don't
>> think you know what juvenile diabetes is. I personally think that there
> should
>> be
>> a new classification. Maybe insulin requiring Type 2 would be more
>> appropriate, and in fact as I am a RN and review charts for a living, I
> see a
>> lot of
>> doctors really call it that. Perhaps the ADA should formally change the
>> classifications as many doctors do it anyway. Just wanted to get this
> off my
>> chest as
>> it had bothered me for a long time.
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