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RE: [IPp] How frequently do you get a new pump?



I think it's more to do with the jewelry getting caught or tangled on
clothing, equipment, other players, etc. and potentially hurting either
the wearer or someone else.

Chris 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted 
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of 
> Erickson, Morgan [IT]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 3:47 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: RE: [IPp] How frequently do you get a new pump?
> 
>  I'd have asked WHY the no jewelry rule. I'm sure it's just 
> so it doesn't get broken.
> 
>  People knowing my daughter is diabetic is FAR more important 
> than the minor risk of a bracelet breaking. (heck, ours break 
> all the time...easy to fix)
> 
>  I'd have fought that one. It is not a "make me pretty" 
> thing. It's a "keep me alive" thing.
> 
> 
> Morgan
> Father to Allie.
> 7 Years Old.  Dx'd 12/9/2002, pumping Animas since 2/2/2004 
> IR1000 2/2/2004 - 8/25/2004 IR1200 8/25/2004 - 1/16/2006
> IR1200+ (1250) 1/16/2006 - 10/2007
> IR2020 - 10/27 - Present
> 
> -----Original Message-----
>  From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of 
> Suzanne Henbest
> 
> 
>  Reminds me of a situation last summer, Megan was so 
> embarrassed during an Allstar softball game. She was the 
> batter and when the ref noticed her bracelet he stopped the 
> game and at first he had her remove the medical bracelet (no 
> jewelry allowed). Then he called me back to put the bracelet 
> back on then proceed to tape the heck out of it with masking 
> tape so you could not longer tell what was underneath! I had 
> to chuckle to myself because she was wearing her pump, with 
> the sports clip, snug inside her pants and undies. (We leave 
> her pump on during softball, not enough activity to suspend 
> the insulin) If only he knew!
> Oh yeah, she is only 8 so we weren't talking major contact, 
> more of a safety issue. For future games she just left the 
> bracelet off.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Donovan" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 1:52 PM
> Subject: RE: [IPp] How frequently do you get a new pump?
> >
> > I guess if the refs couldn't see it they couldn't force the 
> child to 
> > take off the omnipod.  Dan always had to disconnect.  As a 
> matter of 
> > fact, he wasn't even allowed to wear his medical ID bracelet.
> >
> > Mary
> > .
> .
.
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