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Re: [IP] support group meeting & early diagnosis



Nita,

I don't know where you live in Houston, but I go to a different support group in
Houston.  If you would like for me to fax or send you some information, email me
at email @ redacted

"Nita H." wrote:

> 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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