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Re: Subject: Re: [IP] Short term goal - get a pump!



Susan, you are absolutely right!
Santana

email @ redacted wrote:

> In a message dated 6/28/00 10:57:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
>
> <<  The question should
>  be.... " is there some reason to deny this child the most up-to-date
>  treatment for his diabetes". >>
>
> Ok -- my grammar may be a little off when I say he "needs a pump."  My reason
> for saying this is that he is on 3 - 4 shots daily -- counts his carbs and
> sticks to the amount he is supposed to have nearly all the time, exercises
> and yet has high b/s almost everyday at dinner and sometimes nearly all day
> and all night-- many of them 300 - high 400's.  There are days when he takes
> extra shots and extra insulin in everyone of the shots and is still too high.
>  Giving enough NPH to bring the predinner down into the 100- 200 range will
> cause a low earlier in the day. I am so sick of messing with the dosage and
> not finding any good solutions.  Everything I have read leads me to believe
> his b/s would be much more stable with a pump.
> The previous endos we had felt that he was too young and therefore too
> immature for a pump.  He is 10! I know there are many, many children younger
> than that on a pump.  The new endo has stated that age is not necessarily the
> determining factor.  We will be going back to the endo in about 3 weeks.  For
> now we are busy learning all that we can about the pump.  Thus far we have
> viewed the MiniMed and Diestronic Videos and gone to a pump seminar.  I have
> also been reading the posts here and talking privately with other parents of
> pumpers.  It really seems to be the best treatment method available for him
> and one that we need to explore.
> Hopefully, this explanation clears up any misunderstanding about my statement
> of "need."
> Susan
> Grand-mom to Cory
> age 10 ~ dx'd 12/28/98
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