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Re: [IP] Re: Kids 'n Pumps ...



Is there no evidence of complications before Puberty?  What about delayed puberty
itself?

JCunning97 wrote:

> It took me a long time to convince my pedi-endo that Megan deserved a pump. It
> was not acceptable that only kids that were not in good control and over 10
> got a pump.
>
> There is a big debate (according to my pedi-endo who is at University of Texas
> Medical School) in the medical community as to whether you should subject
> young children to intensive therapy or not. Since there is no evidence of
> complications in children before puberty-should kids be on such a strict
> schedule??
>
> I feel that it is important to teach children at an early age discipline and
> self-respect. Without intensive therapy Megan would not appreciate how
> important it is to  take care of herself. She has a special problem and she
> has to be willing to take charge!
>
> My goal in life for Megan to LOVE HERSELF enough to take care of herself.  The
> pump makes all of this that much easier and having a support group such as
> this is a huge help to me as a parent!
>
> Thank you so much for all your input!!
>
> Judy C.
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