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Re: [IP] venting

Jennifer, I'm glad you could vent to all of us.  I do have a question:  you
said that your 10 year old saves you from severe lows.  Did you ever have a
continuous glucose monitor?  I've been using one and I just can't be without
it.  It's hard to afford, but I afford it anyway.  Is there any way that you
could possibly get one?

On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 11:13 AM, <email @ redacted> wrote:

> I was always taught to never say "I hate" anything, my parents were rather
> firm on that. Being a parent myself now, I agree with not letting my son
> say  those very words I wasn't allowed to say. However today, I really have
> to
> go  against my parents wishes, and say without a doubt. I HATE DIABETES!  I
>  have had diabetes since 1977 when I was barely 3 years old, I have peed on
>  sticks, checked sugars with meters the size of todays laptops, been
> through the  NPH, pure pork/beef, you name it, chances are I have tried it,
> or
> have a friend  from summer camp for kids with diabetes who has tried it.
> Trigger finger, carpal  tunnel, diabetic retinopathy, now a cataract, 24
> hour
> urinalysis yearly, (if one  more doctor says "well you know diabetics are
> more
> prone to....." I think I  might scream) severe lows being saved by my 10
> year
> old, (no child should have  to save their parent). Technology and medical
> progress has come a long way in  the past 34 years of my life, and for that
> I
> am very thankful. Today however I  am having one of those days that I just
> can't seem to get it right.  Some  days I really wish I could just flip a
> switch and forget about diabetes for the  day.
> That's all, guess I just needed to vent and get it off my chest to a group
> of folks who may appreciate and understand.
> Happy 4th everyone. Thank you to all who fight or fought for my freedom.
> God Bless America.
> Jennifer DX'd age 3, pumping for 5 years
> .
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