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Re: [IPk] Diaport?

Whenever my friends see me checking my blood sugar, I always say "I'm just 
making sure I'm still alive". Which they understand. But the same people see 
me giving a bolus at a meal, and always ask "so are you alive then?" thinking 
I'm also checking my blood sugar. However often I try to explain that my pump 
beeping isn't telling me if I'm alive or not, they don't seem to get it. Even 
having seen me test my BG. One of my friends, who's seen me hypo and all 
sorts, was convinced one time when I was hypo and I'd turned my pump off (and 
hence it was beeping every few minutes) that it was beeping to tell me I was 
still low!!! I kept explaining that I'd turned it off so that my BG would go 
back up, but she couldn't get it. And these are people with university 
degrees, if not PhDs!

On Sunday 09 March 2003 14:43, you wrote:
> Hey Pat,
> I get the same thing: 'And that measures your sugar levels automatically
> too, doesn't it?' I always reply, 'That's the next step; if the continuous
> blood glucose sensing technology, which is now available as a separate
> system, is integrated with a pump infusion set, then that'll be possible.
> That's being worked out, but nothing's on the market yet'. If people are
> then like, 'Oooh, and all your problems would be solved if it could do
> everything on its own!' I reply that I would want to have a manual override
> switch in order to get my bg high enough for exercise, or I might fall over
> when I go running, and that wouldn't be good. If they go, 'Oh, really?'
> there begins the 30-second exercise physiology lecture.... :)
> Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness--I guess--but why does
> it have it have to be so dim to begin with??? Argh.
> Melissa
> IDDM 9+ years; MiniMed pumper 6+ years
> Co-ordinator, Oxford University Student Union Diabetes Network
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