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Re: [IPk] A question for you DPhils and PhDs



----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Reynolds" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 8:35 PM
Subject: [IPk] A question for you DPhils and PhDs


> Since an awful lot of pumpers seem to be doctors (or research students)
> I thought I would ask and see if my experience has been shared by
> others, or whether it's just coincidence.  Particularly, I'd like to
> know if it's going to happen again!
>
> OK, in November I got stuck in writing my thesis.  Incidentals were that
> I was reading Bourdieu, who I loathe, had had food poisoning two weeks
> before, and there was a brewing crisis at the Area Museum Council into
> which I was being dragged, despite not having time to do anything about
> it.  I went to Yorkshire for a weekend with friends, did an unusually
> large amount of exercise (and went nicely hypo as a consequence).
>
> Then on the Monday saw my supervisor and had the most _awful_
> supervision session with her (not her fault - she had no idea that I
> would come in and spend an hour muttering at the floor).  Anyway, she
> send me a nice email afterwards and suggested _again_ that I look at
> functionalism and suddenly it just clicked, and I understood what she's
> been saying for six months. I found this an incredibly exciting,
> thrilling experience, seeing the whole structure swing into place, and
> all kinds of things dropping into place with satisfying thunks.
>
> Those of you who are doctors of education, may recognise a classic
> description of Darwin's state of confusion immediately prior to
> reflexive learning.  But I raise it here because of what was happening
> to my blood glucose levels during this period and afterwards.  It seems
> that about the time I _finally_ understood my entire insulin needs
> shifted.  I am running higher because I don't have time to work them out
> (and guess that when I'm on the pump it will be easier to do this, as I
> find long-acting insulins unpredictable).
>
> So ... those of you who have had similar learning experiences - did it
> affect your diabetes?
>
> Best wishes to all,
> --
> Pat Reynolds
> email @ redacted
>    "It might look a bit messy now, but just you come back in 500 years
time"
>    (T. Pratchett)
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