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Re: [IP] steroids

In a message dated 11/28/2001 10:13:50 AM Central Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

<< My
 pulmonary specialist actually laughed at me when I
 said my inhaled steroids for asthma were causing
 unpredictable rises in my BG. He said NONE of his
 other patients had this problem and he couldn't
 BELIEVE I was so SENSITIVE. @#$*%+ >>

Catherine - 
    Doctors don't usually have patients such as us that are on pumps and 
check our blood sugars frequently. I have run in to the same problem with 
trying to convince my family physician about some things that affect blood 
    One thing that comes to mind in particular is when I mentioned that high 
fat foods really can really raise my blood sugars many hours after eating. He 
said you must be insulin insensitive and suggested that I could take pills 
for this? Wait a minute I said, I am type 1, and those pills work only with 
people who still have some of their own insulin. Just goes to prove that many 
doctors just don't know! LOL!
    Jan G.
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