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Re: [IP] Caitlyn's last A1c count?



Carrie, keep us apprised.  We're putting on son (6) on as soon as insurance
approves.
----- Original Message -----
From: CARRIE VARGAS <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, November 01, 1999 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Caitlyn's last A1c count?


> I am a pager call away, a 3 minute drive from her school, and have 7
> people planning to train on the pump when we get approved.  School is
> prepared to train on how to bolus, and will call me for the numbers.
> School next year will entail the same thing.  I got a carb counting
> book, and am getting pretty good at using it, and am prepared to get up
> 10 times a night to test!  The only thing I currently do not know how to
> do is an actual insertion!   Setting the basals will take time, as
> will learning how much to bolus, and I will gladly give up monthes of
> solid sleep if it means my child can have a reasonably normal life!!
> I will keep pushing until I win!  Especially if I have all of you to
> support me!  I WILL PREVAIL!!!!
>
> Carrie ( Mother of Caitlyn, dx'd @ 20 months, almost 5 Y.0.)
>
> Ruth Schneider wrote:
> >
> > > Take into consideration how well your kid will do at school lunch, and
> > > bolusing for an odd snack on their own.  Can they calculate carbs and
> > > boluses?  or will you ALWAYS be there to help, or do you have a 5 day
a
> > week
> > > school nurse that you can train?  Teachers are useless, usually nurses
> > are.
> > > It is you and your kid.
> > >
> > > I would not recommend the pump to every family that I know.  Of
course, I
> > > wouldn't recommend diabetes to them either.
> >
> > I agree with you Curtis.
> >
> > just tonight,  geneva went off to a girl scout halloween function, and
she
> > came home with a BG of 376.  I asked if she bolused for all the food
that
> > she ate, and she said yes, but that she had gatorade and popcorn and
caramel
> > apples ,etc etc...and she said that she would bolus perhaps after eating
the
> > item.
> > here is a case in which she is suffering from high BG/s because she
chose
> > not to bolus in advance.
> >
> > unless a kid is under a parent's supervision 24 hours a day or can
handle
> > these situations solo...it is a very tricky thing.
> >
> > if the parent in charge is 'unavailable'...then what?   if I had to go
to
> > the hospital or out of town for a few days/week/whatever... I am
confident
> > that geneva could take care of herself.  she knows how to change out a
> > site...load a cartridge (even though I do it now)...and she knows how to
> > count carbs and bolus.  she knows that if her numbers are high several
times
> > in a row that she should change her site.
> >
> > sometimes the age thing really does make a difference.  if there are
many
> > caregivers who can "fill in"...then all the better.
> >
> > ruth
> > mom to a very independent , responsible , 10 1/2 yr. old pumper
> >
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