RE: [IP] testing at work
That's too funny - I call my pod my bionic pancreas. I'm not lucky enough to
have a cgm.
I knew my husband was serious about me when he asked to learn to do a blood
test and an injection (this was pre-Pod) . I hope all diabetic women have
or find the great husband I have. One whose sense of humor matches ours.
You gotta make this stuff fun or you'll have a really hard life.
My husband has been known to get about 30 feet away from me in a crown and
make funny radio or signaling noises like he was the mother ship or
something. Now don't be flaming me on that people - I've started several
parents down the pump road for their kids because we were having a great
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Susan Lane
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 18:02
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] testing at work
Nora,yes, dating is definitely more challenging now, but I keep a sense of
humor about it. I call myself the bionic woman with all of this stuff
attached to my body. I wear a pump somewhere from the hips up and a cgm
sensor in my stomach. It's quite a sexy sight when I get undressed! The
true test of if a man really likes me!!!!!
On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Nora Nevers <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I probably would have just said "no, I'm not texting, but I am doing a
> personal blood test and thought I would spare you the vision in case
> you have a weak stomach." Was your pod in a visible location?
> I have to admit that I am glad to be past the dating scene. That is
> hard enough without the complications of diabetes.
> Nora Nevers
> T2 11/92, OmniPod 2/10
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Susan Lane
> Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 17:33
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] testing at work
> Well, if we're telling amusing diabetes stories, I have one that
> several of you may have experienced. I was on a date with someone I
> had never met before. I'm trying to be very discrete about shooting up
> (I use an Omnipod which is remote control) because I just never know
> when to bring up the diabetes thing (no, I'm not the least bit
> embarrasses by it). So, I'm pushing buttons on my remote under the
> table and the guy looks at me in total disbelief and says, "are you
> texting?" I had been waiting for this to happen as I have only been
> pumping for 6 months. I still don't know how to really handle this
> situation, so I may just tell them before hand. Anyone have any
> advice on this?
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 3:08 PM, <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Laura,
> > I understand how you feel.
> > I use to work doing data entery for a big company. I was usually a
> > long time in the bathroom, because I usually tested in there. I one
> > day threw a tissue with a small drop of blood on it from wiping my
> > finger off from the test. One hour later the boss called me into
> > his office with all of the staff there, and asked if I was an
> > intervenous drug user because I was in the bathroom for a long time
> > and that someone found the bloody tissue.
> > Kathy S.
> > In a message dated 5/2/2011 11:16:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> > email @ redacted writes:
> > About 25 years ago I worked at EDS Federal (Ross Perot's company).
> > We had a tiny office within an office, with no windows and no
> > Some of the ladies chain smoked all day.
> > I asked them if they could maybe take it outside, and they told me
> > I needed to quit spreading my diabetes around into the air.
> > No joke. People need to get a life, and get educated.
> > Laura in NM.
> > .
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