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Re: [IP] Ranting and raving at list

Yerachmiel the dinosaur,

All WELL said and greatly appreciated.

> It also has served to introduce me to a couple of very special pumpers (now
> in truth all of us are special: that's why we are cybernetic.  It's just
> that some cybernauts are more suited to deal with other cybernauts).
> In terms of people ranting and raving and needing the list manager to post a
> 'be nice to people on the list' message:
> 1] We are all freinds here for each others help.  There is no point in
> hitting each other over the head as the resulting blood sugar variations
> (from loss of blood and hospital ER) would make the offending party feel
> quite guilty.
> 2] YMMV and so may mine
> 3] This is NOT a medical list: it is a user list discussing user problems.
> While the political and personal views of some members may clash with mine,
> my purpose for being a member is to learn more about diabetes and the pump
> and to help others to do the same.  If I don't like someone's choice of
> lifestyle or choice of clothing, that's a personal thing that I can deal
> with either myself or priveatly online with other person.
> 4] As this is an option that affects life in a very large way (freedom from
> the clock, connection to machine 24 hours a day, etc) there are bound to be
> VERY VERY STRONG feelings about the entire thing.  This is a good place to
> let them out as guarenteed others have the same or similar.
> 5] Having gone on a pump almost 20 years ago I find that many of the
> discussions are rather silly or show no appreciation for the state of
> current medical equiptment  (or is it 21...I found my original application
> for insurance coverage for AutoSyringe 6C recently while cleaning out my
> desk along with instruction manuals for the 6c and 6MP).  Most of the list
> members DONT remember boiling syringes to sterilize them and many don't
> remember clinitest tablets (who has the words to the 'first you feel shocky,
> then you feel rocky, that's the way it goes with the sugar blues' song?)

Heheheheh  I remember!

> But that's my opinion: if someone who had worn a backpack pump had heard ME
> complaining about size of AutoSyringe's 6 pumps they would have laughed me
> out of the office.
> 6] Sara doesn't seem to bite (at least not over the net)

Ahh, it's just a love nip like cats do to their human pals.  :-)

Thanks again, for putting your thoughts in writing.  I greatly appreciated it
and I hope we may all respect one another and stop passing judgment on one


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