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Re: RE:[IP] "Even" the pump doesn't make it disappear.....
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2000 3:23 AM
Subject: RE:[IP] "Even" the pump doesn't make it
> As I'm getting ready temporarily move to Spokane
Washington for 3 months
> this fall, cutting back work at my job, getting
ready for a canoeing trip
> to Utah, and doing my 8 million and 1 things
that need to be done by the
> end of the quarter: my stress level has been
on the high side. And I have
> a cold to show for it. Despite
all of this, and completely random meals at
> random times or very varing
sizes, my blood sugars have been relatively
> well behaved. By no
means perfect, but there would be no way on earth that
> I could have
pulled them off on MDI. And that is what I try to remember.
January my endo and I have been going back and forth about control.
Ultimately I make the choice. I keep saying, I'm fairly content right
> I know I COULD have better control IF I recorded everything.
And I COULD
> have better control if my diet wasn't so completely
random. But is the
> better control worth the price? Recently
my answer has been, "nope". My
> A1c isn't great, but it isn't
(That was is what I used to think, now at age 46
I've had a stroke at least partially caused by not
maintaining my blood sugars-And the rest caused by high
cholestrol & high blood pressure. I
developed diabetes at 19, stayed on shots until June of
1998-when I was blindsided. I didn't want to eat like I should, because of
the inconvenience of all that
(special) food preperation, after all my A1c
were always in the 7.2-low 8's.
Hindsight is not very good unless you can pass what you've learned from
it. My BP wasn't too bad either was always 150/90
when at the doctors office & I was taking my BP medicine.
They offered me the pump about 1995 but I worked at fertilizer plant & was
so dirty I was afaid of infections, (so I put it off till later). My
cholestrol was only in the mid 200's so I just
keep checking on that. But as the busy season happened again I didn't
follow up on my promise to my self, year after year I became more slack instead
of carefully watching myself. The times I should have been checking more
often, was the times I would slack off, because I was tired. So you see
procrastination doesn't pay, sometimes you wish if I could only tell someone
about how I messed things up.
> The pump does make it so much better and easier to adapt
> situtations (camps, college, exc), but I think it is a
basic concept for
> most parents to worry about their kids. And
diabetes makes it worse. I
> haven't lived at home for 4 years now,
but my parents are definately doing
> the worrying thing right now (I
think it mostly has to do with the moving
> 2000 miles away thing, but the
graduating from college isn't really
> "helping" matters either).
And neither of them has really had any input on
> the day to day
management of my diabetes, so I can't imagine how much
> harder it would
be for you parents that are involved! Us kids usually do
well if we have had good parents!
> for HELP or
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