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



Furb,

Sure won't get slammed by me....  Interesting that I said some of the same 
things in my "cure 5/10 years" message....

"Once upon a time.................................................happily 
ever after"...

Jim S.
email @ redacted

At 07:48 PM 5/14/01 -0400, you wrote:
>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
>
>----- Original Message -----
>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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