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Re: [IP] Getting 12 y.o. to consider pumping



Both and my husband and myself are going to wear a pump for two days along
with my daughter.  We are all in this together!!
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Getting 12 y.o. to consider pumping


> In a message dated 1/5/2002 12:47:53 PM Mountain Standard Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
>
> > > Cheri
> >  >
> >  > How can I get my 12 year old talked into the pump?  She thinks it is
> going
> >  > to hurt too much.
> >  >
> >  >
> >
> >  See ifyou can get a "loaner" pump and let her try wearing it with
saline.
> >
>
> Or maybe have Mom and/or Dad do a saline trial first . . . Truly,
inserting
> an infusion set doesn't hurt any more than an insulin shot --- and maybe
if
> the "grownups" do it first, she'd be more willing to try it out . . . I
know
> that when my daughter was diagnosed, the parents all practised giving each
> other saline injections and my daughter got to practice saline injections
on
> us before she got even one insulin injection (though she was diagnosed
pretty
> early and wasn't all that high so an hour's delay wasn't a problem) . . .
and
> yes, we did saline pump trials too . . .
>
> Lyndy
> Pumpmama to Katie
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