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RE: [IP] A1C and efficacy of regimen
> Michael,I'm with you on the kids on pumps issue.....I'm almost 43
> and diagnosed at 10....I met with a little girl not long ago that
> was diagnosed...and showed her my pump...I was so excited, because I
> could only wish that I'd had a pump years ago......they( her
> parents) basically told me butt out......hurt me
> terribly.......there are several kids and parents that I've told
> about the pump....to no avail....
Yeah, it is almost unbelieveable that the parents don't seem to care
enough to investigate further.
Lily has a friend her age that was diagnosed exactly a year before
her. She visited Lily when she was first in the hospital and a number
of times after. Her parents aren't interested in the pump and the
kid still takes 2 shots a day ( hoards candy etc... ).
Daisy (Lily's little sister 11 now) has a friend who was diagnosed
about 6 months after Lily. I see her mom occasionally at soccer or
basketball for the kids. Kelly-Anne's parents are not interested in
the pump and think she is doing fine on shots (3 a day). What can
you do?? The only convert I've managed was the father of one Daisy's
team-mates on her soccer team. He saw Lily with her pump a few times
and finally asked me about it. Turns out he had been diabetic since a
kid. He thought about it for 3-4 months and finally decided to get a
507. He stopped me a few months later at a game to thank me
profusely for introducing him to the pump. It was really an
accident, I didn't even know he was diabetic. Just goes to show.....
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