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Re: [IP] Child Reluctant To Start Pump
In a message dated 3/8/01 3:55:47 PM Pacific Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> Kim, Ashley's resistance reminds me of when I was 10 and newly
> diagnosed. That was 58 years ago so pumps weren't available yet, but
> my parents were very anxious for me to go to summer camp for diabetic
> children. I wouldn't have anything to do with it, and my parents
> didn't force me to go, so unfortunately I never went to summer camp.
> As an adult I have always been sorry that I resisted going to camp
> because I'm sure I would have learned a lot.
> I have been using a pump for 5.5 years and it has made a tremendous
> difference, both for improved control and much greater flexibility
> with meals. I sure hope that Ashley will become aware of what a pump
> will do to make things easier for her.
> My best wishes to Ashley on her 10th birthday!
> Tom Beatson
Thank you, Tom:-) I think alot of her resistance was fear. That is why I
took her to the seminars & talked with the doctor about it. Her father is
also leary of it which doesn't help. I think it is the idea of having it
connected to her all the time. My husband & I had a conversation about it
just today. His concern is that there is always a needle(?) injected into
her skin. I told him that it is very small & just under the skin. Also he
wondered how it could really control the high blood sugars. I really need
more information about it so I can convince both of them that it is the best
thing for her. Which is why I am on this list. To learn more:-)
Thank you for your response & I will pass on your good wishes for her
birthday to Ashley.
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