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Re: [IP] The pump;does it get in the way?


Please tell Erika I am a mother of 2 very active 7 year olds. I was very
concerned about starting to pump 5 years ago when they were 2. I have
snagged my pump on door handles, have wresteled with my children, played
baseball and to the gym. I have never had a problem with my pump being in
the way. It is wonderful and has allowed me to enjoy my children, family and
any activity I choose. It really is easy.
-----Original Message-----
From: Suzanna <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, September 10, 1999 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] The pump;does it get in the way?

>I have a MM and it came with a belt clip.  Tell Erika
>that she can clip it on her waistband in the small of
>her back or over the hip joint (unless packing around
>small children, etc) while working.  That way it won't
>be bumped by boxes and such.  The tubing can be run
>inside the pants/skirt so it will be out of the way as
>well.  But give her a chance to get used to the new
>treatment plan, and let her see that tighter control
>is more comfortable/workable. Tighter control can be
>within any guidelines, so you can aim for numbers
>never any lower than 90 or 100 to help avoid the lows.
> The key is stability!
>--- "email @ redacted" <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>  I have been trying to talk Erika into getting a
>> pump for awhile now.  She
>> is totally against it.  I did however manage to
>> convince her to swith to
>> Humalog and counting carbs, so I haven't given up on
>> the pump, yet.
>> She is concerned about having to be too careful
>> while having a pump,
>> meaning, does it get caught on clothing, would it
>> get in the way of her job
>> having to lift a lot?
>> Erika also has epilepsy, and when her blood sugar
>> gets too low, she is
>> likely to have a seizure because of it.
>> How can I convince her that this is the best thing
>> for her, and it won't get
>> in the way.
>> Kim S.
>> Erika's mom, 20 y/o w/cystic fibrosis, diabetes,
>> asthma, and epilepsy.
>> email @ redacted
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