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Re: [IP] Re: teens and pumping



I agree with all this as a mom of a pre
teen!  I thought we were doing something wrong, until I found out from alot
of other moms about the hormonal affect on blood sugars!  There is alot of
support with this site!  Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 2:55 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: teens and pumping


> In a message dated 1/5/02 3:53:13 AM, email @ redacted writes:
>
> << Maybe, when we (parents and pump team) talk to pre-teens about the
onset
> of
> puberty, the discussion should include the normal need for more insulin
and
> the rising BGs and sometimes erratic BG fluctuations based on the maturing
> male and female sex glands and the hormones associated with the onset.
When
> this group sees numbers that are not in target, their usual response is
that
> they did or didn't do something they should have. ...>>
>
> Excellent post, Barbara!  Wish I had been able to see someone like you
when I
> was a teenager. :-)  I do remember how much better I felt after my
> pediatrician apologized to me for his criticism of my control when I was
> thirteen and in the hospital -- he realized that even with the lab tests
> available there (this was late 50s, long before home blood glucose
> monitoring) and no possibility of food indulgence, he was having the same
> trouble.
> Linda Z
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