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[IP] re: scar tissue



Hi everybody.  It's Beth here again asking asking.  Hope I'm not on your
last nerves with all the questions, but I have one I've never heard
discussed since I've been on the list.  My cousin has had a pump for almost
20 years now (I can't drill him with questions like you guys, he doesn't
seem to be too thrilled about a 3 yr. old going on the pump?????)  Anyway he
mentioned that he has so much scar tissue he doesn't have a site left
without any.  Can anyone explain more in detail?  Does that mean it is
harder for the insulin to be absorbed?  Is it more painful to insert? I know
he meant on the inside of the body,  but does it have any affect on the
outside?  Thanks again for all the help.  I would be still be totally in the
dark if it wasn't for my internet buddies!
Beth K.
Mom to Braden, 3 dx'd @ 2
----- Original Message -----
From: Carrie Vargas <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2000 12:17 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] poo-poo on endo


> Beth,
>      Be patient.  I took me almost one full year to get an insulin pump
> for my five year old daughter Caitlyn.  We were locked into an insurance
> company, and didn't seem to have much choice.  It took a lot of time and
> patience, as well as a great deal of prayer, and prying!  We dropped
> clinics and Endo, then shifted to another clinic and endo within the
> same insurance system.  On our first visit to the new clinic and Endo,
> we had approval for night time use of the pump and start on JULY 5TH!
> Keep trying, show your endo that you know everything there is to know
> about pumping and all about the benifits (the people on this list will
> give you all of the help that you need!  They did for me!) and if all
> else fails, switch endo's.  You know your child better than anyone, and
> you know whats best for your child!  DON"T GIVE UP!
>
> Sincerely,
> Carrie Vargas, mom to Cailtyn, dx'd 20 months, 5 Y.O. and longing
> to        hook up to the pump that arrived on Monday!
>
> > Brandon Keck wrote:
> >
> > Hi everybody.  Just talked with Braden's endo. No pump with him.  He's
> > too concerned about 'developmental' reasons.  He's been a great endo
> > 'till now, but I'm mad as fire  He said how can the child run and
> > play, what if kids make fun, he'll be attached to something, what if
> > the pump comes out at school?      What about the health of my
> > child???!!!!
> > I'm I doing the right thing??  I know down deep I am.  Just needing a
> > little reassurance.  Braden is presently on humalog for all meals and
> > I know getting rid of the  Nph will make a big difference.  Right??
> > Just needing to vent, thanks for listening.
> > Beth K.
> > mom to Braden, 3 dx'd @ 2
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