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Re: [IP] cell phones and emergencies





Ruth Schneider wrote:

> > Why are we talking about cell phones on this diabetes site?
>
> This is a very helpful thread for us parents of children with diabetes so that
> we can share with one another this helpful tip.  I got my first cell phone
> right after Nathaniel's diagnosis because I couldn't stand the thought that
> something would happen to him at school and then I couldn't be reached.  The
> two years while I had the service brought me great comfort as a parent.  When
> my contract ran out, I didn't renew it and was without a phone for the last
> two years..  Last month I got another phone, and what a relief!  I highly
> advise any parent of a diabetic child to get a cel phone.  I feel as if I can
> "relax" a little more now.  When I didn't have a phone, I worried whenever
> Nathaniel  was out of my sight.  Call me over-protective, fair call!  Now,
> when I would have worried, I send Nathaniel out with my phone (when he goes
> for a bike ride or anytime I would have worried about him). It was the best
> thing I've done in a long time (next to getting him on the pump) and I can't
> tell you what peace of mind this gives me.  That's why we're talking about cel
> phones, they are a lifesaver in a parents life that this parent wants to share
> with others!

Kathleen (mom of Nathaniel)

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