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[IP] What type of person is the pump for?





LNispumped wrote:

> ruth, i liked what you had to say very much.  i have only been on the pump for
> 2 years and it is wonderful.  however i was very committed and enthusiastic to
> begin with.  when i was diagnosed at age 9(38 years ago), i probably would
> have made a good pump patient if they had had them then.  as a teenager, i was
> very rebellious and probably would not have liked it at all.  when i became
> pregnant with my 2nd child my endo wanted me on a pump, but i guess i wasn't
> ready.  that child is now 15.  i am gungho for the pump, but i don't think
> it's for everyone.  i think many do fine without it and many, who would really
> benefit, are not ready to make that huge commitment.  i really think that
> everyone should have the option of a pump, but to tell you the truth, i have
> seen some people on the pump that sort of scared me.  i really thought they
> did not have a clue about solving any complication or figuring anything out
> without calling the dr.  one woman who was trained on the disetronic with me
> worried me.  she had bad vision and lived by herself.  the cde went over
> everything about 100x and she still didn't have a clue.  i think the pump has
> improved my life 1000% but i still don't believe it is for everybody.  we need
> that CURE!  ellen
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  Ellen,
What type of person do you think the pump is for?  I'm on the fence about it since
I've talked to people that haven't had smoother levels on the pump.
Marilyn

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