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Re: [IPu] forwarded message - sent to wrong list



What an attitude! I went on to the pump a year ago at age 65 (only 5 years
short of age 70) and I anticipate many years of good living on the pump. I
have been told that I was "an easy patient" - my last HbA1c (2 weeks ago)
was 6.6% - I am Type 1 and not overweight (or ever have been) - Phyllis
should learn to be more understanding, and to realise that some elderly
people have a lot more to offer than a lot of 'younger' people. How dare
anyone tell me that I am at the age (or close to the age) of being senile
and not being able to handle a pump!!

Chris

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Suzanne Clarke" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 8:02 AM
Subject: [IPu] forwarded message - sent to wrong list


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> > Hi All,
> > Can't believe this one from the US list ...
> > But some of the responses to it, make it worth while ..
> > Janette
> > (clearly if a Pump helps with your BG control ... it's for you) !
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "LPJ" <email @ redacted>
> > To: <email @ redacted>
> > Sent: Monday, February 28, 2005 4:09 PM
> > Subject: [IP] Re: Fat and usisng a pump
> >
> >
> > >I have just had a person in our "group" ask if a person who is fat can
> > >still
> > > wear a pump.
> > > This lady had a huge waist and looked about 6 months preggie.  She
said
> > > she
> > > weighed about 230 pounds and was on a diet having already lost 15
pounds.
> > > Now her doctor wants her on the pump.  She is a type 2.
> > > Our collective opinion is that it is a waste of time to put this
humongous
> > > person on a pump and a type 2 at that!  What is the point of putting
an
> > > old
> > > person especially a type 2 on a pump?
> > > We can't figure out what her doctor is thinking of and to top it all
off
> > > she
> > > is seventy (70) yes seventy years old.  She has multiple problems such
as
> > > Arthritis that limit her walking.  I would think at this age a good
doctor
> > > would pull the plug and stop the medications and let this lady go in
> > > dignity
> > >  Imagine someone of this age trying to do an insertion.  Forget that!
How
> > > about someone this age who must be senile trying to figure out how to
use
> > > so
> > > modern a piece of equipment as a pump of anykind.
> > > Some of the people in the pump group thought it was okay but they were
the
> > > elderly 50+ in the group and that particular part of the group does
not do
> > > well pumping.  They just can't understand all the tech stuff.
> > > They are still used to dial phones and won't use anything wireless.
> > > Oh well just another buck for the doctors and companies.
> > > Phyllis
> > >
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