Re: [IP] Fund drive for Insulin pumpers SHOULD be labeled as "Funding for making a pump using diabetics life tolerable"
- To: email @ redacted
- Subject: Re: [IP] Fund drive for Insulin pumpers SHOULD be labeled as "Funding for making a pump using diabetics life tolerable"
- From: "Annabella Lewis" <email @ redacted>
- Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:51:55 -0800
- Reply-To: email @ redacted
Yerachmiel: I agree with everything you say. I would never have gotten through
months of pumping without the help of Insulin Pumpers.
I also think we who have found so much assistance here should be ashamed for
Michael through the 3 monthly chore of fund raising. He could better use his
those who need it. I realise not everyone can afford to give much, but I think
we would all
miss Insulin Pumpers if it had to shut down because the equipment finally gave
> Take a few minutes and imagine having to wear and utilize an insulin pump,
> glucose meter and continuous monitor with only a doctors and trainers help.
> one else to call or ask about the weird skin rash, the strange lump under the
> skin, the funny blood sugars in the middle of the night.
> Image deciding which pump you want with the only opinion available the
> salesperson from the pump company (and ditto for other equipment). Imagine
> trying to find a catheter that works when all you have to go by is the nurse
> telling you how easy it is, even though she has never even inserted one into
> herself, none-the-less worn it for a few days.
> Imagine having to do ALL of the discovery yourself, with only the salespeople
> and the overworked and not-using medical team to guide you.
> If everyone gave a dollar for every major tip they had once a year, I think
> that the IP site would be permanently funded within a few years. If we all
> in 1% of the savings value in time, money, effort, skipped or unneeded trips
> the doctor and/or emergency room, IP would have a larger data center than
> Anyone of us who started over twenty five years ago pumping can tell you
> the pure pleasure of "doing it yourself" and being made to feel like a dummy
> every time something went "wrong" because (in medical opinion) YOU messed it
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