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[IP] THIS IS A WONDERFUL SERVICE!!!
I have been on the 508 for just three months and am going to my check up on
Wednesday. This has been answer to a dream for me. I really have
been fortunate with my D for the last 32 years with no complications. By
the time my father would have had D for as long as I have had it, he had been
dead for 4 years. I watched him experience all of the complications that
can happen with D, other than Blindness. I have often wondered what pump
therapy could have done for my father, or just the use of Humalog. Which
has been the most remarkable advance in Diabetes since I have had it, in my
opinion. At a dinner of pump users in Iowa, I met a man that had D for 45
years. He was the proof of what good control would do for you.
I live in a small town of 2000 people in Iowa and to my surprise there are 4
pumpers that I am aware of in the county (Pop 6000). I new of 1
person. I had a friend of my 17 year old daughter ask me about pumping and
I am sure she will be the fifth person. I have one concern, over the last
year I have lost around 50 pounds be cause I started sticking to my 2000 cal
diet. Now that I have been on the pump for three months and been counting
carbs for 6 months rather than exchanges, I find it easy to eat extra and bolus
for what I eat. My concern is "I DON'T WANT THAT 50 POUNDS
BACK". I am sure I will learn the happy medium for me.
Thank you to everyone for sharing your knowledge with me.
Tom Carlson, 32 years D, 3 months pumping