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Re: [IP] Sometimes you just have to say words that aren't repeatable...
- Subject: Re: [IP] Sometimes you just have to say words that aren't repeatable...
- From: Sam Skopp <email @ redacted>
- Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 15:57:46 -0700
At 02:15 PM 5/17/00 Sara M. G. wrote:
>> I wonder what they think the profile for a pump
>> user is?? I always thought that the basic
>> conditions for pumping were:
>> 1. Insulin dependent diabetic.
>> 2. Motivated to live a more "normal" lifestyle.
>> 3. Can read and follow basic instructions.
>The above plus:
>Checking BG frequently, already on more than 2
>shots/day, unable to maintain target range
>consistently, variable work schedule, and there were a
>couple other things....
Checking BG frequently should be included in #3 above.
However, to my mind "already on more than 2 shots/day, unable to maintain
target range consistently, variable work schedule" are not completely valid
reasons. Why? I feel that an advantage of the pump is to live a more normal
lifestyle while also helping to maintain tighter control. With a pump you
can eat and live without being on a rigid schedule and watching a clock all
day. Couldn't most diabetics use these benefits? Many pumpers can also
maintain tighter control without Draconian restrictions in their lives. So,
why isn't this a good thing for most of us? I just feel that some doctors
only look at the pump as a only therapeutic fix, instead of also being a
major life-enhancing tool.
All this is just my opinion, of course.
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