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

Given what you've written, I'd ignore your endo on this.  Your daughter 
is being responsible about changing her sites, she's comfortable with 
the Quicksets, and even the endo doesn't seem concerned about her 
A1C's.  If it ain't busted, don't fix it!!!!

As to the cryptic comment that "sites such as the Quicksets don't work 
as well during puberty" - what the heck does that mean?  I'm trying to 
think of a reason why the mechanical properties of an infusion site 
(angle and depth of penetration, and rigidity or flexibility of 
needle/catheter) would be affected by the hormonal changes of puberty, 
and I'm drawing a blank.  I would definitely ask your endo to justify 
this claim before acting on it.  Besides, one of the most important 
factors driving whether the site works well or not - is whether your 
daughter is willing to keep up with her site changes on a responsible 
schedule (which currently she is).

- Maria
mom to 3 yo Sigrid, dx'd @ 11 mos., pumping Cozmo since 17 mos.

On Jan 18, 2005, at 3:36 PM, pop-digest wrote:

> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 19:31:51 +0000
> From: "Cheri McCurdy" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IPp] Endo's Site Preference for those teen years?
> 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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