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Re: [IPp] Adult Interaction

Andrea's reaction is the same!  She loves seeing anyone else (adult or
child) with a pump.  If a child comes over here that has a pump in a
backpack harness, she runs to get hers so that they can wear them the
same.  I am looking to start a little D play group so she has more
kids with diabetes with whom she can interact.  It's nice to not feel

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 10:55:39 -0600, Erickson, Morgan [CC]
<email @ redacted> wrote:

> When Allie was first diagnosed in Dec 2002, my oldest daughter, Torrie,
> had a teacher who was also diabetic.
> Torrie talked with this teacher quite a bit about diabetes.  When we'd
> have to go to the school this teacher would talk with Allie, too, making
> sure that Allie knew that she also had diabetes.
> The other day we were at the school and this teacher saw Allie and saw
> her pump pack and commented about it.  She then proceeded to show Allie
> her own pump that she had just barely started.  Allie just lit up,
> finally being able to see tangible proof that the teacher had diabetes.
> Last night at my son's science fair we again saw the teacher and she and
> Allie compared pumps once more.
> Allie really seemed to enjoy showing the pump to the teacher.  She is
> not always so willing to show others.
> I've found it very helpful to make Allie feel better about her pump to
> let her talk with others, especially adults, who wear pumps.    I hope
> others have the same opportunities to have their little ones interact
> with diabetic adults so they, too, can see others who live with it.
> Morgan
> Father to Allie.
> 4 Years Old.  Dx'd 12/9/2002, pumping Animas since 2/2/2004
> IR1000 2/2/2004 - 8/25/2004
> IR1200 8/25/2004 - Present
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Mama to *Andrea 5.5, Alicia 3.5, Carlos 1.5, 
and anxiously awaiting child #4 end of March 2005
Happily married to Tom for over 8 fabulous years and counting
Salt Lake City, UT
*dx 1/28/03, pumping Cozmo 10/2/03 - diluted H - currently U50
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