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Re: [IPp] Endo's Site Preference for those teen years?

My son has been on the Animas IR1200 since it first was available in April, 
2004. It has really great features, although he has damaged the screen twice 
by falling and hitting the pump. We now have the pump in a hard plastic 
clip-on case that has a hard plastic cover. He takes the pump off for sports 
and swimming. The first time the screen was damaged was during a soccer 
practice. The second time, he slipped on ice and fell.

We had trouble with one pump not reading the correct amount of insulin 
remaining, so that pump was also replaced.

The Animas Customer Service people are really great. They have been able to 
get us replacement pumps very quickly, and are able to answer many of the 
questions we have had.

Make sure you learn about all of the many features the pump, as there are 
many that are very helpful.

Let me know if you have any specific questions.

Mom to Bradley, 8 3/4 dxd 8/29/03 & Melissa, 5 3/4

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cheri McCurdy" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 2:31 PM
Subject: [IPp] Endo's Site Preference for those teen years?

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> I need some information from the List.  My 11 year old's endo told us
> yesterday that he wanted her to start inserting her sites herself, not
> using her insertor for the Quicksets.  He doesn't like the "straight-in"
> sites, prefers the tenders which go in at an angle and has no insertor.
> I am frustrated because it took a long time for Amelia to do her own site
> changes which she now does very willingly and with no stress for all
> involved!  I feel as if we are going backwards.  It was such a let down
> to her.  He said that sites such as the Quicksets don't work as well
> during puberty.  Her A1C wasn't as low as we had liked, a 7.8, but he
> said that is common during puberty onset.  We are also changing pumps to
> the Animas 1200 so I am choosing to focus on changing pumps and not
> sets/insertion at this time.
> Your opinions as well as your children's endo opinion on sites would be
> greatly welcomed.  Also, any negatives on the Animas 1200?
> Cheri, Mom to Amelia, 11, D 1-00 and P 12-00
> [IMAGE]Cheri
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