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Re: [IP] Endo #4 - finally, a keeper!
- Subject: Re: [IP] Endo #4 - finally, a keeper!
- From: Ruth Elowitz <email @ redacted>
- Date: Wed, 07 Oct 1998 23:44:38 -0700
Bravo! Sometimes I am sooooo tired of the doctor's offices. Good job!
Janine Shea wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have finally, after a year and lots of various anti-pump garbage, found
> an endo I think I can deal with. He is very enthusiastic about pumps but I
> think I will need to break him in to the concept of me having some say in
> my treatment.
> He wants me to start on Humalog. I mentioned potential site problems and
> mixing H with R. He said he had never heard of site degradation with
> Humalog and to just take it straight up. Sigh. Oh well, he is definitely
> educatable, even though when I mentioned this group, he gave the "internet
> eyeball roll", as I call it.
> Initially I was quite annoyed, since I spent the first half hour being
> assessed by a resident. But after said resident started to explain to me
> the difference between type 1 and 2 and possible complications, I decided
> he needed a quick seminar in making assumptions about patients. So I
> trotted out the pump and mentioned my 14 years experience with it, showed
> him my admittedly obsessive log book and basically floored him. He started
> to listen and ask questions and I gave him the whole pump song and dance.
> So I feel pretty good except the endo says he will decide whether or not to
> change my rates based on my next A1c. Considering I am having some blatant
> spot problems, I will keep up my rate testing and fill him in along the
> Thanks for the support along the way, gang. It has been invaluable.
> type 1, 19 years
> Vancouver, BC, Canada
> email @ redacted http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/mappa_mundi/
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