Re: [IP] Re: Comparing Pumps ---- I'm reminiscing...............
" I became diabetic in 1966. Our diets back then were high fat,
high protein, low carb. Guaranteed to kill you if the insulin didn't
get you first - slower than molasses in January stuff that let your
sugars soar, then hit like a ton of bricks. Complete with abnormal
proteins that plugged capillaries and arteries with wild abandon to
cause amputations, blindness and heart attacks. Back 40 years ago, if
you had 2 BGs done in a year, you were overly concerned about your
I read the above paragraph & was suddenly struck by how diabetes care
has changed. I remember my mom & the nurse holding me down & the doc getting
my blood drawn. I was the world's worst patient. The part that is to laugh
about now is that the doc called my mom & told her that my BG, from last
@ 2:30 PM was 228. A lot of good that would do anyone!!! I remember the ole
cup in the bathroom to pee in but that was beneath anything I would consider
doing. When I was reading posts from other members, I really had NO idea
that pumps were around 20 years ago. OK, they may not have ben as "smart" as
ones today but it was still better than injections. My question is: "WHERE
THE HECK WAS I?" I know!! I was "in the closet" denying I was a diabetic &
also anything to do with diabetes!! What kid wants to be different? I didn't.
I was also pretty close-mouthed about it as I grew older. Today, I don't
think there is anyone anywhere who doesn't know I'm a diabetic. I love my IP. I
wouldn't go back to injections, especially when I was taking up to 8 a day.
suzeeq78 -- pumping w/ Medtronics Minimed Paradigm 515 since 4/2005
(doesn't spell anything cute spelled backwards -- DEMINIM?? LOL!!
I DON'T THINK SO!!!
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