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[IP] We are back & pumping
After a break of about 3 months I am back. I have just been so busy. But,
I really missed this list & all of the support.
Just a reminder of who I am. My name is Kim Advent. My daughter Ashley is
10 years old & has had diabetes type 1 for 5 years. We finally just started
pumping yesterday. I can't tell you how excited I am. Yes even after a
sleepless night. LOL I know that many of you at least understand how
thrilled I am to finally have my daughter pumping. She is on the Minimed 508
& it is blue. We have not named it yet but, we are trying to think of a name.
I have to tell you what happened yesterday. We went to our diabetes
training session. I had already read everything I could get my hands on.
Plus watched the video & have been reading insulin pumpers book. Also this
list really helped me to learn alot. So Ashley & I were ready for pumping &
didn't need much training. The only thing is that when I went to insert the
infusion set Ashley pulled back from me. I did not think the thing went in
but, our trainer looked at it & she thought it was in. Well, by 5:00 pm
Ashley was 400 & then by 6:30 she was 580. So I was giving her injections of
insulin. I took the tape off the check on the canula & the thing just fell
off. LOL That is not good. So we inserted another set & after checking her
every hour last night she is now at 115. YEA!!!! So I had my first
sleepless night:-) But, I knew that would happen. I am keeping her home
from school today just to keep an eye on her & make sure everything is fine.
Anyway I had to share. I am so happy we are finally at this point. Some
people just can't understand how excited I am about this but, I knew you guys
I also wanted to tell you that my diabetes website is now being used as a
tool to help newly diagnosed diabetics in Montana. When they wrote to me to
ask if they could use it I just sat here & cried. I was so happy that it
would help people. If you would like to check out the website go to
I hope to get up a pumping area now that I am actually doing it.
Kim...........Mom of Ashley 10 yrs old(diabetic for 5 years & finally
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