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[IPp] Endo's Site Preference for Those Teen Years

 I agree with everything Maria said. Amelia's doing great! You can have
confidence as you head into Amelia's teen years, and you don't have to do
everything your endo suggests. Just like Maria said, if it ain't broke, don't
fix it. And I think the Animas 1200 is awesome, too!
Blessings to you both,
Alaska Debbie
Mom to Katie, 14, dx'd 9/97; Celiac 11/02
Pumping since 8/99 (first w/MM507c, now w/Cozmo)
 ------------------------------Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 21:47:31 -0500From: Maria
Oyaski <email @ redacted>Subject: [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 will!
  ing to keep up with her site changes on a responsible schedule (which
currently she is).- - Mariamom 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>
 ng puberty. Her A1C wasn't as low as we had liked, a 7.8, but he> s
 aid 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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