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[IP] Starting the pump at school

Hi Marge,
Jenna started on the pump as an outpatient - on a Wednesday.  She missed
school on Wednesday, of course, because we were with the trainer most of the
day.  I kept her home on Thursday, but talked with her teachers and got all
her lessons, and we tried to stick to a normal school schedule to see what
it was like.  Then, on Friday, we both went to school.  Of course, she
didn't want me sitting in the classroom with her, so I did volunteer work
that day, which I could interrupt to go remind her to check her sugar every
couple of hours and adjust as needed.  It gave us both peace of mind.

The hard thing is predicting how long it will take to get basal rates and
boluses figured out.  For Jenna, it was 3 weeks of really awful sugars, then
another 3 weeks of "fine tuning".   So, there's really no way to avoid going
on with life during the adjustment time.  You just do the best you can, as
we all do when dealing with D!

Nancy Morgan

Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 14:10:46 EDT
From: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] questions on insulin sensitivity--

<<I never did
mention Matt going on the pump.........a whole nother can of worms!  I'll
just wait until that happens. Any suggestions on start up?  Should it be on
weekend, so i don't have to deal with school immediately?  Help, once again.


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