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Re: [IP] The first week / Was: Something New from MiniMed



Peter,

   I just started my MM508 one week ago, after 8.5 years of daily shots, i
have to be honest as a 34 year old male who is physically active this thing
is pretty cool, but at the same time, i still feel like i am connected to
something, actually I am what am i saying, anyhow, like anything new it will
take some time i guess to forget that this thing is always attached but the
simple fact is the pump will help your long term complications, as for
everyone else talking about a cure, forget that, it is impossible, yes an
implantable pump is on the way from MM, but the damage already sustained to
your body from diabetes can never be reversed.  Not to sound negative folks
but let's not forget the simple fact, we are all diabetic, what you the
individual can do is minimize the effects of this disease and try and live a
successful, happy, existence.

I am probably going to get slammed now,, oh boy!
Later all,
Furb

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From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] The first week / Was: Something New from MiniMed


> Peter:
> I am so very happy for you.  As I sit here and read this, I am laughing
with
> you of course, because it is so cool to   talk to someone who is so much
like
> me, I guess that means I am laughing at myself too.  I take Ultralente and
> Humalog now and believe me, I can't wait for my pump too.  I now take
around
> 4-6 shots a day and I think once I get going on the pump like you, all the
> little things we worry about will seem so minute that it will be like
> nothing.  Now as like you said, I worry about taking my shots at work,
eating
> late, low and high sugars depending on what day it is, it is always
different
> and you know all the rest of the crud that goes with it.  And I think two
> pagers are cool too.  I'm sure you look so very important any ways with or
> without two pagers.  Are you single or married.  I am just wondering
because
> I am single and one of the biggest things I am worrying about is dating.
How
> others (men in particular) will look at this and our new side by side
> companion.  When your married your mate already knows all the pros and
cons
> with diabetes but singles are so much more chanllenging with the dating
and
> all.  Let me know?  I am so happy for you and I am sure once you get all
on
> line with it all, you will be on top of the world.  I can't wait for that
> with me too.  I always have said:  after 23 yrs. of this sweet disease,
that
> all I ever wanted was to be as normal as possible like all the rest of the
> people on this planet, well most of them are normal anyway, and I think
the
> pump is the closest thing for us right now, so here's to being pretty
normal.
>
> Have a great week,
>
> your sweet pal, jaki
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