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"Real Time" Support (was)Re: [IP] Mixed Emotions on Pump Approval
Congrats on your successful JDF TEAM effort....We've been doing the Phila.
WALK for the past 7 years & as our JDF-involvement has grown, so too has our
"support network" of other families who know all too well what we all contend
with day in & day out....
Speaking of support, a bunch of us "D" Moms are gathering at the King of
Prussia plaza on October 12th at lunchtime to chat, vent, share, compare -
whatever...followed by the prospect of doing early holiday shopping for those
super-organized types! We did this in the spring & had about 8 moms of kids
with diabetes attend - 1/2 on pumps, 1/2 still on MDI..kids of diverse
ages....and all agreed it was great therapy!..This time we're adding the
component of "shopping therapy" too!
if you'd like more details, e-mail me directly...and if anyone else in the
King of Prussia region (largest shopping mall on the East Coast!!) cares to
join us, feel free to e-mail me too...
by the way, your son's endo was my daughter's endo when she started on the
pump 3 1/2 years ago...at that time, she was the first pump patient ever for
her doctor!...we're no longer at CHOP, but they've obviously re-oriented
their thinking if Matt's starting pump therapy at age 10! Don't worry about
feeling ambivalent- I can still remember feeling like I was starting all over
again, and in a sense, I was.....but that period of adjustment was well worth
it to liberate my daughter from the imprisonment of MDI schedules! Good luck!
Regards, Renee (pump-mom to Melissa)
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