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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V3 #645

In a message dated 11/8/99 8:58:04 PM Central Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

<< personal bias or ignorance, in many cases. Some endos are very 
 and believe that if you just try hard enough, you can get  the ultimate 
 control. >>

Dawn, I love your observation.  I do not understand why even good endos do 
not believe in transplants.  They truly believe that a slow death from IDD is 
better than a transplant with anti-rejection drugs.  I know several people 
with very debilitating complications from diabetes.  I have given them info 
that I have received from the University of Minnesota Transplant Division, 
but our endo does not bring this up with any patients.  I don't understand 
this.  Dr. Sutherland (at U of M) says he will do a transplant on just about 
anyone and he has done more than anyone else in the world.  Sure, a 
transplant has some drawbacks, but so does progressive kidney failure, 
gastroparesis, and retinopathy. I don't get it.  ellen   
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