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RE: [IPk] Pump +

Would you rather gadgets or immunosuppression?

I'd rather gadgets as immunosuppressants are pretty toxic by comparison. If 
someday there's a non-toxic immunosuppression protocol that makes islet 
transplantation really work for more than 5 years following transplant 
(Edmonton Protocol 5-year insulin independence rate is 13%; that is, 87% of 
transplants fail within 5 years) then I would be up for it! But that's a 
long time coming and the gadgets are here today.

I think of my diabetes gadgets similarly to how I think of my eyeglasses, 
wristwatch, and favourite ring. If I don't have them with me, I'm just not 
comfortable. Having experienced CGM technology for the first time recently, 
I realise that I would get a lot of value out of it if I had it all the 
time. I don't mind carrying something around with me when it's functional 
and/or it improves my quality of life.

You always have a choice of whether to use technology or not, no one is 
compelling you to use it. If you don't like it, you can leave it.

Type 1 13 years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 2.5 years.

----Original Message Follows----
From: Steve Hargreaves <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPk] Pump +
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 21:49:17 +0100

Pumps & Gadgets

OK - Pump for the last 4 years - and now Pump + CGMS. Why do I feel like I'm 
more machine than man?


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