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Re: [IP] zero to DKA in nothin' flat?



As long as you know that, it sounds like you are in great shape!  Maybe
knowing that and a list like this might make it all possible.

Ruth

Daryl & Melissa Davis wrote:

> >>>I think my take on pump or not pump decisions is quite different than
> the
> rest of our list members -- <<<
>
> Ruth, thank you for your thoughts!  These are things I discovered while
> reading Pumping Insulin!  Pumping will mean ALOT of calculations and I
> can already see that some night I'll want to just sit down to dinner
> without figuring out how many carbs are on Kristina's plate!  I worry
> about the cost of the supplies for years and years and also, 4 years
> just isn't long enough for a pump warranty!  Not when it has to last a
> lifetime!  I can see we'll be spending another $5,000 before we know
> it!  Thank goodness for insurance now but this will come out of our
> pocket when Kristina reaches college age unless she stays home with us
> to go to college!  Lots of things to think about when deciding to get a
> pump!
>
> But on the other hand, we'll be facing the same sort of problems with
> shots over the years!  And I'd love to sit down to dinner some time
> without having to serve up a shot along with the potatoes... a shot that
> probably won't even be enough since she loves potatoes so much (we're on
> set insulin doses here ~ no sliding scale for us!)!  And getting
> insurance to cover what we need now is hard enough!  What will she face
> as a college student and just starting out in the job market?
>
> So either way you go, diabetes is just a rough way of life and you just
> have to deal with it the best you can and try to make the best decisions
> you can for your child and yourself!   All of it gets tiresome.... VERY
> tiresome!  How wonderful it would be to sleep through the night without
> worrying about blood sugars and insulin!  WHERE is that cure??
>
> Melissa
>
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