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RE: [IPk] obsessive



Ouch!

I agree with you but would say "the necessary to manage the condition"
rather than "obsession".

(So far) I have had no problems with people about injecting in public etc.
Doubtless they will arrive.

Rgds

Julian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Abigail King [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 15 August 2001 11:15
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] obsessive
> 
> 
> Ingrid
> Back to your comment about life expectancy. I guess most 
> medics would say
> all of us on this list are obsessive ( the majority having something
> attached to us,or sticking ourselves with needles 5 or 6 
> times per day and
> pricking our fingers between 4 and 10+ times, not to mention 
> spending lots
> of time emailing each other)
> some people would probably say that some of us would be healthier ( ie
> better attitude) if we stopped rudely doing our bms in public 
> ( including,
> shock, horror, in the swimming pool changing room), ignored 
> our diabetes,
> ate exactly the same meal at exactly the same time every day, 
> never touched
> sugar in any form, checked bg once a day and as a consequence 
> suffered from
> debilitating high and low bgs with all the consequent long 
> term effects,
> after which we would hang our heads when medics clicked their teeth
> disaprovingly saying " if only we had looked after ourselves better"
> or " well what can you expect, you;re diabetic"
> I feel it's ok to be obsessive if this leads us on to 
> achieving results or
> demanding better therapies that do allow us to achieve results. I'm
> obsessive. DM is on my mind a lot. I feel smug ( or perhaps 
> exilerated) when
> I manage to achieve persistantly good bg throughout the day ( 
> I also feel
> physically better) I feel therefore that this obsession is a 
> positive thing
> After morning surgery today, at about 11.45 am my trainer 
> came into my room
> just at the point when I was squeezing blood onto the test 
> strip and was
> embarassed and apologetic...I wander why? is it just the 
> reminder of chronic
> illness?....Any way, i wasn't embarassed and my BG ws 7.4
> I'm just delighted that a) I've got the tools to monitor my BG
> b) I've the tools to maintain it within reasonable limits for 
> much of the
> time which means I've a far greater chance of maintaining health  and
> reasonable independance than I had prior to the pump or if I had been
> unlucky enough to be diagnosed in the bad old days
> I sometimes still get frustrated or despondant, or scared but 
> on the whole I
> don't mind having dm nearly so much now. Sometimes I think 
> I'm almost lucky.
> It does give you a unique perspective on life and you don't 
> take things
> quite as much for granted ( I'd stil rather not have it of course)
> I just wish that everyone with dm had access to the best 
> treatment that they
> were capable of using, regardless of what some crusty old doctor , who
> should have retired, thinks
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