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Re: [IP] cell phones and emergencies




Hey now, the following was NOT written by me. 

-Jef

> just for the record:
> 
> RUTH S. DID NOT write the following  ...
> 
> JEF  did.  and the subject is now closed,  according to administrators of
> this IP site.
> 
> 
> > 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!

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