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Re: [IP] RE: My Reply/90 day trials

>From: "Shelley Valentine" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>CC: "email @ redacted" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IP] RE: My Reply/90 day trials Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 03:50:40 
>I took two posts & put them together because this pisses me off so much:
>  <<Keep in mind, if your insurance didn't buy you a pump and pay at least 
>of your supplies, would you be able to keep pumping? I know I wouldn't.
>Judi in MI
>- --------------------------------------
>email @ redacted >
>  Why isn't everyone pumping insulin? I haven't had to call an ambulance in
>nearly 2 years. No glucagon injections. No prying teeth open to force
>  monojel down my husband's throat. I'm not going to be able to maintain my
>"nursing" skills much longer. >>
>  It's like not covering birth control. Hmmmm, delivering a baby is cheaper 
>the PILL! DUH!
>  Paying for a pump, pump supplies, etc. is cheaper in the long run than 
>for complications. When with the insurance companies get their heads out of
>their ASSES & realize that maintaining the STUPID disease makes more sense 
>paying to treat the complications?
>OK, I feel better now.
>Mom to Joshua, 3, dx'd. @ 20 mos.-Pumping Cozmo 6/03 & Jessie, 22
>western Massachusetts
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I don't think The Canadian Diabetes Association or the Endocrinologists and 
Internal Medicine Specialists have hammered the point home well enough yet.

How sick does a young diabetic look?  There were about 15 people in the room 
the night my husband switched his 508 for a 511 (paradigm).  Everyone there 
looked--well--healthy!  Even if they weren't taking care of themselves with 
carefully monitoring insulin dosages, they still at that age would have 
looked --well-- healthy!

I've been to one pumpers' meeting with about 40 people in attendance a lot 
of them on pumps.  Again, you couldn't tell the unhealthy person from the 
healthy caregivers.

It's pretty hard to take an invisible disease seriously, isn't it?

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