[IPu] Re: Too old to pump email
I wouldn't even bother replying to Phyllis if I was on the main list - wonder
she is just trying to provoke a storm and if so - why give her what she wants.
Hope she is wearing a flame proof suit as I am sure many will reply!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Precey" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 8:48 AM
Subject: 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!!
> > 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
> > > > she
> > > > weighed about 230 pounds and was on a diet having already lost 15
> > > > 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
> > > > person on a pump and a type 2 at that! What is the point of putting
> > > > 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
> > > > she
> > > > is seventy (70) yes seventy years old. She has multiple problems such
> > > > Arthritis that limit her walking. I would think at this age a good
> > > > 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!
> > > > about someone this age who must be senile trying to figure out how to
> > > > 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
> > > > 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
> > > >
> > > > [demime 0.98e removed an attachment of type image/gif which had a name
> > > > IMSTP.gif]
> > > > .
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