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Re: [IPk] Have been on the pump since December 01



good on you Donald as you no i have been a diabetic for forty years and
having trouble with nephropathy but yes to the pump we must have started
about the same time    if you see Ann give her my regards i think she has
finished with minimed best of luck
and best regards    vic    keep pumping
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald O' Donnell" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Cc: "Suzanne Burley" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2002 6:50 PM
Subject: [IPk] Have been on the pump since December 01


> Hi there all  pumpers.
>
> Well now I have been on the pump for four mouths now and I have to tell
the
> world that I am simply doing great.
>
> After all the problems that we all go through in the first three mouth,
> getting use to letting the basal rate to it's job and not being to scared
> about it.
>
> Meal Bolus not being to scared to give myself a good amount to deal with
the
> meal, and now two hours after my meal my reading are 7 to 9.
>
> I go to bed with a reading of 5 to 7 and wake up with a reading of 4 to 5.
>
> I can now miss a meal if I wish of maybe I have not had the time for one,
or
> if I am feeling a pig I can go ahead and bolus as needed and still get a
> good reading two hours later.
>
> In January 02 I saw my Diabetic Doctor At the London Whitechapel Hospital
> and he was pleased how I was doing remember I had only been on the pump
for
> four weeks, and with confidence he told me that there is no reason to see
> him till October 02 and said to me if there is a problem then I may get in
> touch with them, and I said I will, and he wish me luck.
>
> This Thursday 13 March I had my second visit to the Renal clinic the first
> one was last year this time, ( remember I have only one kidney left and
the
> one that is left is playing up, Playing up means- Nephropathy- I had to
ask
> the Doctor how to spell this) well he was so pleased with my readings and
> said that this is a good chance that the detraction of the kidney may very
> well slow down, and I gave them a load of blood to test and he will let me
> know how it is when he get the results ( this is why I got on to the
pump )
> so I may well be here for a good few years now.
>
> Also my looks have changed, yes I am 52 now and one should expect a
curtain
> detractions with the arrival of old age, but my colleges at work ask me
what
> have I been doing? I look so good so well, my skin looks so conditioned
and
> some have said so loverly ( I have to take care here, being a manager I
> would if there were after something from me like more pay or overtime) but
> so many were saying it and I started to believe it.
>
> So here I a message to all those who are wondering is they should go on to
a
> pump, well I  believe that pumps are a good thing for us Diabetic's and
with
> this control those of you that start off on a pump have a good chance to
> live a life without the problem that are thrown on us that have started at
a
> later date.
>
> So good luck and here's to you all. Donald
>
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