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Re: [IPp] 4 year old - Infusion sites and where to clip/pocket/harness pump


My son started pumping at age 7.  He has an older brother and a father and
they definitely rough house.  We have not had a problem with sets coming
out.  His pump has become an extension of him and he handles it quite well.
He has no problems when going to the bathroom, getting dressed or any other
task.  Pumping has been absolutely wonderful for him and a positive thing
for the entire family.

Good luck.


----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 1:24 PM
Subject: [IPp] 4 year old - Infusion sites and where to clip/pocket/harness
> Hi - We are considering using an insulin pump for my son, Michael.  My
> husbands main concern is that at 4 years old he is too young.  What I mean
> is, Michael will dive to the floor at anytime for some unknown reason.  He
> loves wrestling around.  We feel that the cannula will be pulled out too
> often because of rough housing.  I am asking where to keep the pump
> if he attaches the pump to his waist and pulls down his pants to go to the
> bathroom he may rip the cannula out.  Any input on this will help.  Thanks
> you very much.   - Coreen Theisen
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