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Re: [IP] support group meeting & early diagnosis



Where in Houston was the meeting and when is the next one. Im from houston,
and would love to go.

Jimm
email @ redacted

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----- Original Message -----
From: Nita H. <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 8:39 AM
Subject: [IP] support group meeting & early diagnosis


> Went to a Houston support group meeting last night in Houston, about an
hour
> and a half from my home, mainly because my daughters ped-endo was the
> speaker.  The main topic was "freedom", especially during the Holidays.
Now
> I have to quote him here when he said he was "First dragged kicking and
> screaming into putting his first two young patients on the pump, but now
> would recommend it to many of his young patients based on their ability
and
> their parents ability to utilize it best."  Of course Jessica was one of
> those who dragged him kicking and screaming :)  I was completely thrilled
to
> see how Jessica's success made him much more pro-pump that he had
previously
> been.  He made many references to Jess and when it was over, everyone
wanted
> to talk to me and Jess and I ended up handing out ALL of my children with
> diabetes business cards I had, and I had written the insulin pumpers
website
> on the back. Hopefully we see some of these wonderful parents here in the
> next few days.  What I was truly amazed at was the diagnosis age of the
> majority of these children...many of them were diagnosed between 11 and 14
> months of age!!  I know Jess was diagnosed at 9 months old, and back then
it
> set a record in this area...now it seems as if children are being
diagnosed
> younger and younger than the previously stated 2 years and older.  Is this
a
> trend we should be concerned about?  I wonder if their are environmental
> factors causing this to happen?  Just speculation, but would like to hear
> others ideas.
>
> Nita
> Mom of Jessica, age 7, diagnosed @ 9 months, pumping 1.4 year
>
>
>
>
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