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RE: [IP] GRRRRRRRR medical office lack of knowledge



<<I wonder, what's the big deal about being on insulin? >> 

Actually, I am a type 1 and my husband is a type 2.  Right after diagnosis,
he worked like mad to get his numbers under control.  Diet, exercise, and
medication.  His doctor told him one more visit with numbers like he was
reporting and they would try to take him off his 'oral medications' -
glucophage (spelling?).  We were ecstatic - until he was diagnosed with
Parkinsons.  With the medications for that, the diabetes doctor decided not
to change anything.   And, as his PD has developed, he is on more meds for
his diabetes. 

What is the big deal?  Eliminating any medication is a blessing.   No more
loose stools or gas.  No more injections.  What ever the medication we can
stop taking is one less hassle in our lives.  Unfortunately he was not
fortunate and is now taking so many meds that, combined with mine, our
counter looks like a mini pharmacy.  It is not a punishment, just a fact of
like. 

Betsy, VA
dx 1957, pump 2000
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