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Re: [IPk] daily mail

Only my opinion of course but I think that initially before going on a pump
you think about the attachment of 24 hours, but since being on the pump it
comes as second nature, almost like a limb (even after only two weeks).  Or
as my brother in law put it "like wearing a microphone on big brother".


----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] daily mail

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> somehow it seems more dramatic to talk about the horrors of injecting. I
>   don't know why. On the subject of fears of collapsing etc, I'm in th
> eawkward position of trying to explain to a new boyfriend about diabetes
> and insulin pumps etc. We've been through the "so where does your pump
> go in" thing, and I've just given him the very brief lowdown on hypos
> and what to do in the event that I have a bad hypo. I've never really
> worried about the whole "being attached to a pump 24 hours a day" thing
> because it never bothered me, but presumably that's something that might
> bother other people? What else about diabetes / insulin pumps would you
> tell someone in the first instance? In the past I've always kept quiet
> about pretty much everything to do with diabetes, but I've learnt that
> that's not really the best way to go....
> Di
> Abigail King wrote:
> > Haven't read it but would be interested
>  > It's funny isn't it. These articles are always entitled " the horrors
> daily
> > injections" or " the torture of blood glucose tests" but when discussing
> > broader aspects of diabetes they blithely mention that the person can
not be
>  > kept waiting for meals or that the person may occasionally slip into a
> or
> > have a fit due to hypoglycaemia. As if the latter don't really matter.
If I
> > was told I had to do 8 injections per day or 20 blood glucose tests I
> > mind less than if I was told to expect to collapse every so often or
> > subordinate my entire life to the disease eg not eat out with friends in
> > of being kept waiting etc. If I was told the latter I would probabley
slit my
> > throat...
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