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Re: [IP] Cotton Candy...Or are we taking this freedom thing tofar???
In a message dated 8/13/99 10:45:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
<< They can eat everything else but cotton candy, and thats not
Excuse me, but as the mother of a child with diabetes, I would do anything to
keep her as healthy as possible until there is a cure. But with the advances
of modern medicine, it is totally possible for a person with diabetes to eat
cotton candy ... or anything else.
Let me ask you this. Why do you have a pump? I would think the answer would
be for the best control possible. Well, at least that's why we chose the
pump. Not for the candy or any other food. But the amazing thing is that with
the pump you can eat ANYTHING, as long as you let your pump do what your
pancreas would...match food/insulin requirements. I'm not sure why you think
that this food is forbidden. Whether the insulin is from the inside or the
outside, as long as you monitor and get it when you should, what's the deal???
As a non-diabetic, it broke my heart to see other children at snowball stands
have 50 flavors to chose from and my daughter had to have some "yucky" flavor
she didn't really like. To know at Halloween, that she still wanted to trick
or treat, but knew there would be next to nothing in that bag of goodies that
she was allowed to have.
Well, let me tell you. I now have the immeasurable joy of seeing my daughter
grab a candy bar if she chooses. My heart leaps when ... after practicing a
sport or whatever, all the kids, INCLUDING my daughter, run to the icecream
truck and get whatever they want.
As a parent, my happiest moments are when my children are happy. To hear your
child laugh or see your child smile, or hear the joy and excitement in their
voice and see it in their eyes...you just can't pay enough for joy like that.
And if this little pump...which give insulin from the outside...will give her
those few moments of joy, well then so be it. A handful of cotton candy, or
a candy bar will NOT kill her. If she maintains good control and monitors her
bg's, she will be the healthiest she can be with or without eating cotton
Do you mean to tell me, that because years ago certain things were impossible
that today they are still impossible??? Twenty plus years ago, if you had a
bad heart, you were pretty much doomed. But with all the advances in
medicine, your chances of survival are great. Times have changed, technology
has changed, medicine has changed, and thank God the minds of a lot of people
have changed. Think about it. What are you giving yourself insulin for
Mom to Rachel...who will eat cotton candy whenever she pleases...with the
help of her little blue Disetronic pump!!!
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