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Re: [IPk] What they don't tell you





--- Moira Harrison <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> 
> Diana Maynard wrote:
> 
> > MOira
> > your story is so similar to mine (and I suspect a
> lot of other people's).
> > I gave up going to the clinic for eyars becasue I
> was fed up of being
> > told I was "bad". One specialist nurse even told
> me that since she was
> > a diabetic and able to get good control, there was
> no reason why I
> > shouldn't too if I did what she told me to. Well,
> for a start her
> > lifestlye was completely different. She told me to
> give up all sport
> > until I got my diabetes under control! Back then,
> sport was my life,
> > and I wasn't going to give up my whole life and
> sit around at home all
> > day jsut to get good blood sugars (and anyway, I
> thuoght exercise was
> > supposed to help good control? it certainly does
> with me).
> >
> > When I started on the pump, various people said to
> me "Oh, you won't
> > get better control on the pump". But the point
> they missed is that
> > yes, pumping per se doesn't necessarily give you
> better control
> > (though not having the problems associated with
> long-acting insulins
> > may well do jsut that), but it gives you the
> *tools* to get better
> > control. That's why I don't think you should worry
> about all the tweaking and
> > fiddling with basal rates. That's the whole point
> of the pump.
> >
> > Di
> > ----
> 
> Di,I am relieved to hear you say that I am similar
> to you and that the pump is
> really all about having the power to tweak when
> neccessary. I think I had unreal
> expectations of the pump as everyboyd said it would
> give me perfect blood sugars
> and that hasn't happened yet. However I can tweak
> things down and keep steady
> blood sugars. Maybe I need to rethink the purpose of
> having the pump. It would
> also appear that I am practically the only person
> using Humulin in the pump
> instead of Humalog but I am still distrustful of
> Humalog and have friends that
> have had bad experiences with it.
> Moira
>                Di/Moria
         Our daughter has had very similar exps with the
Humalog/Humulin S insulins. A few weeks ago Rikki's consultant suggest
a change to Humalog and the results were deverstating .... Humlog in
Rikki only seem to last about 10 - 30 minutes .. So after a week of no
sleep for us and Rik , more injections than we care to remember we
swutched back to Humlin S ...which still does not solve Rikki's
problem..
                regards
                Kim
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