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Re: [IP] to pump or not to pump

> My husband and I had our first pump-exploration meeting with our son
> Gus(age 7,dxd 10/98)...now some of the language everyone seems to
> use so easily is making more sense.  We've gotten the nod from his
> endo; the insurance co's approval is a formality.  Getting the pump
> (after a few more educational meetings) seems just around the
> corner.  And now WE'RE getting cold feet. The prospect of his being
> permantly hooked up/attached is daunting.  Isn't it better to get
> 4-6 shots/day and have the relative freedom of being unattached? 
> Gus wants to proceed...at the meeting he held the sample pump in his
> hand and remarked that this would be his pancreas.  Yup!  That'd be
> it!  Thoughts anyone?  do the benefits (better control) really
> outweigh the liabilities?  Thanks for responding.

It's like day and night, but ....
I would suggest you read it from a kid. See:


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