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Re: [IP] High insulin doseage/ Insurance coverage for pumps


i don't happen to be of the physician persuasion, so the only evidence I can
offer is anecdotal. I seem to remember my highest daily insulin totals
between ages 14-17 . . . and that was more than 30 years ago, before
"intensive therapy" came into vogue. Sometimes I took as much as 125 -130
units of insulin daily (NPH and Regular). Now, I take a total of probably
35-40 (Ultralente and Humalog) units a day . . . and there's no way I'm more
active now than I was then! Could just be the puberty age thing, if you will
. . .

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Saturday, April 10, 1999 11:04 AM
Subject: [IP] High insulin doseage/ Insurance coverage for pumps

> I have been reading all the posts about high insulin dosages.  My 15
>year old son uses 90-105 units/day (Humalog and Lente).  He is not on a
>yet.  Does this appear to be too much insulin?  He is 5'9" and weighs about
>165 pounds.  He has been on this much for about a year.  His endo has not
>seemed concerned.  Anxiously awaiting our appointment in May in hopes of
>getting a pump.  For the parents who need a vacation from diabetes- I hear
>you.  Camp is the only time of year I feel like I can stop the 24/7
>vigil/worry.  Does it ever get better?
> About insurance coverage for the pump- in anticipation of getting
>one, I called our homeowner's (USAA) and was told that our regular policy
>covered the pump only for theft (with a police report and all) and for loss
>or breakage only if our home was involved (fire, tornado, etc).  He did say
>that we could purchase a rider (I forgot the exact name of the rider) for
>about $100.00/year that would cover all loss for the pump (less deductible,
>of course).
>Annette (KY RN- mom of 15 year old son, dx'd 8/91, hoping for a pump soon)
>Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
>for mail subscription assistance, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org

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