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Re: [IP] A day without life support

This is normal, but if I were you I would had purchased another one with a
small bottle of strips.  It's not worth the chance of getting too low or
high, but it definitely worth the money, as well as peace of mind.  Then
you'd have a spare if you ever needed it.  I know because I ran out of
strips once and it's the same concept.
-----Original Message-----
From: ager <email @ redacted>
To: Insulin Pumpers <email @ redacted>
Date: Thursday, November 11, 1999 8:45 AM
Subject: [IP] A day without life support

>For the first time in years, I left home for work today, absent-mindedly
>without my purse -- and thus without my meter.
>I work an hour from home, and thus can't go back and fetch it.
>I'm surprised how fearful and rattled I feel, without what I consider my
>life support system.
>My pump is on and working -- but for the past four hours and for the next
>six or so, I can only guess at my BGs.
>For too many years when I was young and stupid I survived quite well
>guessing about everything. But now I'm so dependent on that meter and those
>numbers to inform my food/insulin decisions that I'm sort of helpless
>without it.
>Am I weird, Dear Abby, or is this normal?
>for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
>send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml

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