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Re: [IP] Thanksgiving meal
On Fri, 28 Nov 1997, Alon Levi wrote:
> > > > Alon,
> > > > You asked about pumping Lispro [Humalog] and exercising. I fit that
> > > > catagory. I started injecting Lispro in the summer of 1996 and when I
> > > > started pumping in November 1996, I didn't want to return to R.
> > >
> > > I'm currently using Regular, although Lispro seems to me as a much
> > > better choise for my active lifestyle. The reason I don't make the
> > > switch is that it won't be available to me during militry service (at
> > > least not on an easy way).
> > >
> > During military service? What branch of the military will let a
> > diabetic in, or let one stay in? I've met several people who were
> > retired when their diabetes was diagnosed. Seems like Lispro would
> > be more adaptable to the unpredictability of a military schedule
> > though. Hmm... I can see it now - running up the cease fire flag
> > so the combatants can check their blood sugar or change an infusion
> > set...
> Well, not as quite. Actully, I was execused from the Army but I
> volunteered. I will most likely be a militry Photographer in the Air
> force, or in the spokeman unit.
> About Lispro - It seems to be that regular, although worse bg
> results, is more suitable for the army. Mybee my bg's will be higer,
> but the risk of "surprise" hypo is much smaller.
Not so! if you have a hypo, it will take much longer to get it under
control, twice as long in fact, since there will be twice as much unused
insulin hanging around causinge it.
> After school, all of us around here must join the army. In fact, I
> believe that It will contribue both for me and my country (as much as
> one can contribue).
> BTW, the Pumping population is Israel is not very large (not more
> then 500). I'm (AFAIK) the first diabetes-pumper who ever joined the
> Army. (I know some who are now pumping, and back then where MIing)
> Happy by default, Alon Levi.