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Re: [IP] Non Compliance? Or Ignorance?



You go Sara!!!

> From: email @ redacted
> Reply-To: email @ redacted
> Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 17:12:52 EST
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IP] Non Compliance? Or Ignorance?
> 
> Mag0427 wrote:
>> So the conversation continues , he doesn't test regulary, and
>> is taking 2 shots a day, doesn't watch what he eats and is fine!
>> Now i'm getting bugged!  His wife says yes, he's had eye
>> surgery 2x, is on blood pressure med, and wrecked his car from low
>> blood sugar!!!!!!!!  HE"S FINE???????  I don't understand this, please
>> help me.  Is this non- compliance or ignorance?
> 
> Well, you all know what I am going to say...Despite the fact that I don't
> know this man, I tend to think this is one of those people that belongs with
> my lady at the gym...STUPID AND IRRESPONSIBLE.....How DARE he say he is
> "fine" having had eye surgery (I am "assuming" laser for retinopathy); What
> BALLS is he using when he says he is FINE after wrecking a car???  How FINE
> are the people he plowed into???  are they FINE too? or are they dead???  He
> is NOT fine...Tell your son, this man is NOT a strong role model and that
> Sara, if noone else, considers him (the man, not Matt) STUPID and
> IRRESPONSIBLE....
> 
>> am trying to teach Matt that he DOESN"T have a choice, he must
>> check regularly, must doctor regulary, that these complications can
>> happen to him, 
> 
> I am not telling you to do different, cuz I dont have kids, but having BEEN
> one, with diabetes, I would suggest you DO let him know he has a choice....He
> can make a weak choice, and not test, and not take his insulin and eat like
> crap, and be like all the guys...for a while, til he loses he eye sight or a
> leg.  Or he can make a strong choice and have a full, happy, healthy
> life...unless he gets hit by some other STUPID diabetic who THINKS he is FINE
> when he gets behind a wheel.  Personally, there is nothing that makes me want
> to rebel more strongly than someone telling me I HAVE NO CHOICE in
> something...teach Matt what he is up against...you will teach him about drugs
> and alcohol and sex....you will hope he makes responsible choices that don't
> kill him about those things...do the same with diabetes...let him do the
> reading and investigating - you provide the material...you don't have to try
> and scare him straight - it didn't work for me...won't work for most
> kids...We have to WANT to do what it right...
> 
> Sara, who may test her blood sugar 8_+ times a day and knows there are 19
> grams of carb in the reese's peanut butter pumpkin I just ate...but sure
> wouldn't consider herself FINE....I can't see crap today!!!
> 
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