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[IP] Re: Pump and Weight Gain

This is what happened with my daughter (well, sort of.) She
hasn't actually LOST weight per se (or she's lost very little)
but she has consistently grown taller while maintaining her
weight. The dr was very impressed with the pump because of this
and said you don't often see this pattern in diabetic children.
At her appt the other day he said that prior to pumping she had
been slightly heavy for her height but the pump has allowed her
to eat according to how SHE needs to eat (and not constantly feed
the insulin, etc) and therefore, she is proportionate for weight
and height now. He showed me her growth chart before pumping vs
during pumping and said it indicated she was being
overinsulinized while on MDI. Her insulin dose has gone down 30%
since starting the pump and her A1C has improved. (Oh, and her
cholesterol is in the normal range now - yee haw!) All of these
things combined are all the better for her health. So...endo is
very, very pleased with the pump (so is mom!) He is fired up to
get others pumping. 

Trish said:
I have lost weight since starting the pump in December.  No more
having to feed the insulin before and after exercising, no more
need for bedtime snacks, etc.

Take care, Kerri, alulitsuti (mother of many children) & the
little guy due 3/10/01 
"There is a special magic and holiness about the girl and woman.
They are the bringers of life to the people, and the teachers of
the little children." - Sweet Medicine, Cheyenne
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