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Re: [IPp] help convincing endo

Dear Mary Beth,
Just out od curiosity, do you live in Philadelphia.....because of your e 
mail adress.  We go to The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (better known 
as CHOP)

>From: "Mary Beth" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IPp] help convincing endo
>Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2002 10:08:49 -0400
>Our endo told us that we had to be diagnosed for a year before we could get
>a pump. I have memorized the Pink Panther book :), and have ordered the
>Insulin Pumper book. We have an appt. on July 29th and would like to ask 
>the pump again. (my daughter Catie, 12 was diagnosed on April 5th of this
>I have written out some reasons why we want the pump, because I am afraid I
>would forget something. Is there anything I should add??
>Any help would be appreciated!
>Mary Beth
>Reasons why Catie needs to have an insulin pump-soon:
>7       Better Control of her blood glucose readings
>7       Puberty is on it's way, and what better time than now?
>7       Catie wants to run cross country and a pump will make it easier to
>control             her glucose levels during excessive exercise.
>7       Catie is starting at a junior high school next month. She will be
>changing                 classes and her time between classes will be
>limited. A pump will enable her     to deal with her glucose levels with
>more convenience than injections.
>7       Catie is a very responsible child and has shown an interest in 
>on a pump.
>7       I do not have a job outside of the home, so I am available to help
>Catie if she needs any help with her pump while she is at school. Her 
>also works very close to her school.
>7       The pump has been proven to lower Hba1c numbers, so why wait?
>7       We realize that the pump is not a cure. It will take responsibility
>and a lot of work to learn all of the workings of a pump, but we know that
>in the long run, it will help Catie to keep her glucose levels regulated,
>which in turn, will lower her risk of complications.
>7       Being 12 is hard enough, Catie deserves the flexibility that the
>pump offers.
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