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RE: [IP] testing at work

That's too funny - I call my pod my bionic pancreas. I'm not lucky enough to
have a cgm.  

 I knew my husband was serious about me when he asked to learn to do a blood
test and an injection (this was pre-Pod) .  I hope all diabetic women have
or find the great husband I have.  One whose sense of humor matches ours.
You gotta make this stuff fun or you'll have a really hard life.

My husband has been known to get about 30 feet away from me in a crown and
make funny radio or signaling noises like he was the mother ship or
something.  Now don't be flaming me on that people  - I've started several
parents down the pump road for their kids because we were having a great

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Susan Lane
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 18:02
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] testing at work

Nora,yes, dating is definitely more challenging now, but I keep a sense of
humor about it.  I call myself the bionic woman with all of this stuff
attached to my body.  I wear a pump somewhere from the hips up and a cgm
sensor in my stomach. It's quite a sexy sight when I get undressed!  The
true test of if a man really likes me!!!!!

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Nora Nevers <email @ redacted> wrote:

> I probably would have just said "no, I'm not texting, but I am doing a 
> personal blood test and thought I would spare you the vision in case 
> you have a weak stomach."  Was your pod in a visible location?
> I have to admit that I am glad to be past the dating scene.  That is 
> hard enough without the complications of diabetes.
>  Nora Nevers
> T2 11/92, OmniPod 2/10
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Susan Lane
> Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 17:33
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] testing at work
> Well, if we're telling amusing diabetes stories, I have one that 
> several of you may have experienced.  I was on a date with someone I 
> had never met before. I'm trying to be very discrete about shooting up 
> (I use an Omnipod which is remote control) because I just never know 
> when to bring up the diabetes thing (no, I'm not the least bit 
> embarrasses by it).  So, I'm pushing buttons on my remote under the 
> table and the guy looks at me in total disbelief and says, "are you 
> texting?"  I had been waiting for this to happen as I have only been 
> pumping for 6 months.  I still don't know how to really handle this 
> situation, so I may just tell them before hand.  Anyone have any 
> advice on this?
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 3:08 PM, <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Laura,
> >
> > I understand how you feel.
> >
> > I use to work doing data entery for a big company. I was usually a 
> > long time in the bathroom, because I usually tested in there. I one 
> > day threw a tissue with a small drop of blood on it from wiping my 
> > finger off from the test.  One hour later the boss called me into 
> > his office with all of the staff there,  and asked if I was an 
> > intervenous drug user because I was in the bathroom for a  long time 
> > and that someone found the bloody tissue.
> >
> > Kathy S.
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 5/2/2011 11:16:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 
> > email @ redacted writes:
> >
> > About 25  years ago I worked at EDS Federal (Ross Perot's company).
> > We had a tiny  office within an office, with no windows and no
> ventilation.
> > Some of the  ladies chain smoked all day.
> > I asked them if they could maybe take it  outside, and they told me 
> > I needed to quit spreading my diabetes around  into the air.
> > No joke.  People need to get a life, and get  educated.
> > Laura in NM.
> > .
> .
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