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[IPu] Fw: [IP] Insulin Pump For A Four Year Old?

Hi All,
Michele's response to a parent about Climo and her Pump.
Warm Regards,
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michele Climo" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Insulin Pump For A Four Year Old?

> Hi,
> My daughter was diagnosed last June at age 11 months and began pumping in
> September at age 14 months. We use the minimed paradigm 512. We love the
> pump and would never go back to shots!  It is an individual choice though
> and you should do what you feel comfortable with. We just weren't getting
> good enough control with shots. Her first A1c was 8.5% and after 3 months 
> of
> pumping it was 7.3%. We just wanted to do whatever was best for our 
> daughter
> and best for her blood sugar levels.  Our daughter was the youngest in
> Australia to be commenced on a pump. If you would like anymore specific
> information please e-mail.
> Michele
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "John F Kelleher" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 3:37 AM
> Subject: [IP] Insulin Pump For A Four Year Old?
>> Hello Everyone,
>> Our son TJ was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic on January 31, 2005. He 
>> just
>> turned four this past Sunday. We were wondering if an insulin pump would
>> be appropriate for a four-year-old. Our nurse educator seems to think he
> is
>> ready but we would like to here from someone who has experience using a
>> pump with someone that young.
>> We have checked out the pump comparison web pages listed on this site.
>> However since we are only two weeks into this it is difficult to make an
>>  informed decision. Is there a particular model or set of features that
> would be
>> more suitable for a four-year-old? Our nurse educator uses the Minimed 
>> for
>> her daughter and her co-worker uses the Cozmore for her daughter. Is one
>> better than the other?
>> --
>> John F Kelleher
>> mailto: email @ redacted
>> "They that can give up essential liberty to gain a little
>>  temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
>>                                         Benjamin Franklin
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