Re: [IP] Pumping Toddlers
You hit the nail right square on the head Shelly!!! WHY shouldn't
new diabetics be immediately given an "artificial pancreas"? There
is absolutely nothing to be learned from taking shots, other than
that long-term insulins are a poor treatment for people, or a
treatment for poor people. If I had my way (sorry GB2) all diabetics
would be offered insulin pumps with NO delay. Who needs to learn
that shots are lousier than pumps at control. I'd much rather learn
control with a pump than with shots. IMO, that's a no-brainer!
Stupid Doctors that deny kids pumps are NON COMPLIANT!!!
first, i needn't even mention, my feeling about the pump, but, i must say,
that prior to the pump, i found the newer insulins, (that is , newer then
lente, nph, regular.... etc) to be a vast improvement, over what i (we)
had previously,(lantus, novo/huma-log). i think they may have directly
influenced my decision, to go on the pump.
I know people, who currently use them, and are quite satisfied. if you gave
them a pump, they would Not use it. (dont ask my why)
"Treatment for poor people" ?? hmmmmmmm, OH, dont you mean the "Majority of
Im surely not saying, that injections are a joy, but, i might think there
is something to be gained from them, not the least of which is time to
stabilize .... i do know that the settings for my pump, were a direct
result of my "injection usage".
(and, with the devices today, fractions of units, can be
administered quite accurately)
pumps for toddlers ?? though i look at it as noting less then miraculous,
i can imagine some real problems, such as pulling on the line, tossing
around the pump, getting it, or the line caught, and all kinds of other
i also dont think, its always the doctors (though, im sure, they have
plenty to be blamed for). The insurance companies ?? im not so sure, they
are the best advocates either.
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