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Re: [IP] Boyz II Men?

Definitely encourage the young man to get a pump.  I have had mine for
only 2 1/2 months and wouldn't want to give it up.  It isn't perfect, but
it allows much more flexibility, and my alc went from 7.8 to 6.4 in just
2 months.  I wish my local doctors had encouraged me to get a pump years
ago instead of telling me I wouldn't be able to handle it.  I think it
was more that they didn't want to learn how to work with a patient with a
pump.  Right now I travel 250 miles one way to see my diabetic
specialists every month or so, and I think it's worth the effort and


>From: "Barb and Duck" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IP] Boyz II Men?
>Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 22:25:38 -0300
>Hi Folks,
>Sorry for the trick to get your attention LOL, but I would love some
>concerning boys/men and pumping .
>We had our 2nd support group meeting here in Halifax, Nova Scotia last
>A parent of a teenage boy who is interested in pumping was concerned
about the
>fact that there is nowhere to hide a glucometer AND a pump if you don't
>cargo pants on :) At least we females can stash stuff in a small
>He is frustrated by carrying both his glucometer and insulin pens in his
>pockets and thinks the pump might be just too much. I pointed out that
>pens won't be needed anymore (an insulin syringe in a glucometer! is
>enough) but said I would ask the experts..YOU! I told the mom about the
>in the pocket trick, wearing a band around the waist, hanging the pump
on the
>inside of the pants instead of the outside, but I think he needs some
>So, from boys to men, can you offer some support or suggestions that I
>pass along to this young fellow to relieve some anxiety?
>Barb, mom to Erica, A Canadian Butterfly
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