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



Replying to Jaki's message cuz i can not find the original she sent:  I am a
single mom of two kids ... let me tell you how scary it is to date a new man
when I have two kids let alone this wierd looking tube hanging out of my
tummy!!  Every man I have dated was actually quite interested in my pump and
not one was "grossed" out by it.  It really surprised me that they all were
very accepting and interested.  Just thought I would reassure you.  They
don't think it is any big deal.  Jenni
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Furbee Kevin" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 6:48 PM
Subject: 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
>
> ----- 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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