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Re: [IP] Added thoughts for Holly

Just a bit of info..there is an 18 month old child in the Atlanta area on
the pump..
So it seems it is useful for all ages..
just thought it is cool a baby that age is benefiting from pumping.

At 04:05 PM 09/29/1999 -0800, you wrote:
>The insurance company did not sign on to simply keep your son 
>"alive", they agreed to restore him to reasonable health if it can be 
>done with reasonable and ordinary treatment. An insulin pump falls 
>into that category. There are over 100,000 of them in use world wide 
>and they are commonly used by adults and children as young as 2 years 
>The question becomes
>1) is it reasonable to force a young child to eat when:
>     they are sick
>     when they are not hungry
>2) is it reasonable to refuse food to a child that is hungry
>3) is it reasonable to subject a young child to multiple injections 
>     on a daily basis when there is a commonly used alternative
>4) is it reasonable to substantially increase the risk of severe 
>    hypoglycemia, with side effects including loss of memory, 
>    paralysis, and in the extreme case death (2 kids this year from 
>    hypo reported on this list) all of this reported on IP this year.
>5 ) is it reasonable to try and avoid the CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION to 
>   supply medical treatment recommend by the the childs physician?
>It is time to go to the local paper, contact the state insurance 
>commissioners office and talk to your attorney. Don't forget your 
>congress people, both state and local. You are not the only one 
>impacted by this COMMON denial of service.
>email @ redacted
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