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Re: [IP] presentation to middle-school kids
- To: Insulin Pumpers <email @ redacted>
- Subject: Re: [IP] presentation to middle-school kids
- From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
- Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 09:23:01 +0000
> I live in Boise, Idaho. I'm not sure how many docs in this area besides my
> own are pump advocates. So far, I haven't heard from any of the parents of
> the kids. My friend is the school nurse who arranged for me to speak to
> them, I'll ask her what the general feeling seems to be. Thanks for your
As you have probably gathered from my comments on the pump, I am a
strong advocate. There are several practices and at least one
hospital (Sequoia) in the SF Bay area that have pump-friendly docs.
I have talked to many parents of local kids who are diabetic about
the pump BUT NOT ONE has shown any interest or investigated further
to my knowledge. All of those kids that I am aware of are still
shooting. The only convert was an adult who was the diabetic dad of
a little girl on Lily's sister's soccer team. He met Lily at a
soccer game, was curious about the pump and sought me out. A couple
of months later he go a MM507. He has been diabetic since his youth,
many years. He likes his pump and thinks..!!!..well you know the
Don't be disheartened by lack of response. I think the problem is
really with the medical community. Those same parents who I spoke of
above have responded to me that their Docs told them that
1) either kids should not be on pumps or
2) pumps are for diabetics who have complications.
I know both responses are wrong and dumb! but what can you do when
the doctor GODS tell their patients that stuff.
THAT IS WHY THERE IS A WEBSITE AND THIS LIST.
You can help by volunteering to write FAQ's and articles for the
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