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[IP] Still sleep deprived, but encouraged



Thanks for your input...it's been almost three weeks, and I can tell that
we've made the right decision, as with all Diabetes care I realize that
pumping is an art as well as a science...learning those nuances..."feeling"
the right plan of action is something that will take time as it did with
shots.  Gus had a marvelous trip to a local annual Fall fair last week...ate
french fries, burger (double cheese, no bun (has Celiac's) chocolate milk
(all the OTHER kids are having it MOM!)  a few tastes of someone else's
french fries (it was a fair...) and, hardest to admit, cotton candy-not
much, but enough to satify a craving for the two years since DM diagnosis.
We had bolused for all the food as he ate it and I thought we'd arrive home
to a BG of 500plus ( had seen two of those in the first two weeks of
pumping!) OR...????   He was 124!  This proved to him and to us the power of
the pump.  And so we carry on.  Again, thanks to you and all the others
who've been supportive during the last few weeks.  Messages of understanding
and advice mean more than I can say!
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Discouraged and sleep deprived...HELP!


> Pam,
> My 14 year old daughter started pumping 10 months ago.  It took us 4
months
> to get used to it.  We almost quit after about 2 months.  So much to
learn.
> Horrible numbers.  Feelings of failure.  Questioning why??  In the
beginning,
> it can feel worse than shots because it becomes all consuming.  However,
> after you master the pumping system, it is a huge improvement over shots;
for
> any human being from infant to adult.  It is a better system, period.  It
> just is difficult to learn.  Hang in there.
> Lindsey
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