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Re: [IPk] MDI - varying short acting amounts?

Hi Helen,

The sort of self-management you are practicing became common (though, sadly, 
not quite universal) in the US years and years ago. If your healthcare 
'professionals' say what you are doing is messing you up, tell them to get 
out your files and look back to the days when you were following their 
advice and see what your bgs were like. Make them PROVE (or-ha!-disprove!) 
what they say from information they already have, and _then_ ask them for 
references to articles in *peer-reviewed medical journals no more than 2 
years old* (use that phrase) that say you are wrong in your approach. Lay 
down a challenge. Your 'team' are clearly not used to being told to put 
their money where their mouths are. Several people on this listserv can give 
you helpful references (websites, books, magazines, journals) if you need to 
go back with your own stack of evidence.

You are not fighting only for yourself in this situation: there must be 
several (if not many) other patients in your clinic being given advice that 
may make their lives nastier, more brutish, and shorter than necessary.

IDDM 10 years; MiniMed pumper 6+ years; intolerant of "specialists'" 
ignorance longer than I can remember (at age 10 I won a theological argument 
with my RE teacher)
Co-ordinator, Oxford University Student Union Diabetes Network

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