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[at-l] Re: Cell Phones, yet again - the 'rules'

But there is a big diifr between you and me. I do check it but mine can 
dump or jump a lot faster then your your pancreas has some function all 
be it very little function in it mine has none because it has been 
removed. Has i said it probably would never happen because i do check it 
so much but just in case I want t carry it. Also are you type one or 
type 2 if your type 2 then you have full pancreatic function

Steve Adams wrote:

> Dave,
> Reference your post, dated 04-19-05, advising, ?A dibtic has no choice 
> if yur suger drops your screwed with out one?
> You have posted several times that diabetes gives you no choice, you 
> must carry a cell phone.
> Different people have different types of diabetes, and encounter 
> different difficulties caring for their disorder.
> I don?t know your problem; I can?t say you should or should not carry 
> a cell phone. Even if I knew your problem, I wouldn?t have that right.
> Some people are able to test their blood-glucose level at different 
> times, under different circumstances, to develop an adequate 
> understanding how their diabetes operates to become confident in their 
> ability to deal with their diabetes. Many of these people do not feel 
> the need to carry a cell telephone.
> As a diabetic who doesn?t carry a cell phone, your justification seems 
> a short, overly general excuse, designed to exempt you from dealing 
> directly with this issue.
> You need to understand fully, if you develop an acute diabetic need 
> for medication or help while hiking on the Appalachian Trail, in most 
> places, under most circumstances, a cell phone probably won?t summon 
> sufficient timely medical assistance to provide the help you hope for.
> Under the best circumstances hikers would be hard pressed to direct 
> someone to their exact location. By the time you, a diabetic, KNOW you 
> need help, you are likely to be significantly disoriented. How will 
> you direct help to reach you?
> You may wish to give this more thought.
> All the best,
> Steve