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RE: [IPk] Just a moan!!

Hi Loretta

I know what you mean about being too honest. I tend to take questions
literally, and try to be absolutely honest in my reply, which doesn't always
help. Recently I have had to go through some telephone questioning to get my
"free" - well for everyone not diabetic - travel insurance that comes with a
bank account. Q. Have you ever had a hypoglcaemic episode? A. Yes. - Wrong,
free insurance is now #50. I tried to explain that I have never needed the
help of another person, I just eat, but too late. I questioned the
definition of a hypoglycaemic episode, and she said "well ask your doctor if
you don't know". Next time I will reply - "No, not that I have ever needed
help from another person", but I doubt it will be free then.

Just to make you smile, when I am asked how often I see my GP I am tempted
to say every day, as I work in my surgery, but I haven't dared reply that
yet - they probably have no sense of humour at all!!!


PS Enjoy your free bus travel.

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf
Of Loretta Cashin
Sent: 13 May 2008 21:24
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPk] Just a moan!!

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Spoke to my consultant on Wednesday last week.

My driving licence was  up for renewal.  He has written to DVLA ( At my
request - because I will be eligible for a disabled bus pass) to say that he
feels that I am unsafe to drive.  It just makes me want to cry.  And
was I too honest in answering the question about 'disabling Hypoglycaemic

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