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Re: [IPp] New to Animas Pump

My heart breaks for you when reading your post.  My 8 year old son has been 
pumping with Animas for 8 weeks now.  At our 6 weeks check the dr. said we 
could drop the midnight and 6 am check.  We still do a 3 am and when he goes 
to bed too low (for him less than 100) I still get up at midnight.  She 
really sounds tired and hopefully she will be out of school soon and get to 
relax a little.  We are just beginning to enjoy the benefits of pumping and 
I already feel like it is so worth it.  He sleeps in and eats when he wants 
now.  He is starting to feel like a "normal" kid for the first time since 
dx. in aug of last year.   Hang in there and maybe there is something she 
can pick that would be fun for her that shows her how proud you are of her 
hard work.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Talhami, Mary Beth" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 9:38 AM
Subject: [IPp] New to Animas Pump

> My daughter Carly, who is 10, was diagnosed July 27, 2005, and has been
> using the Animas pump for about 3 weeks.  This morning she hit the wall.
> We have been testing at midnight, 3 am and 6 am.  She was exhausted and
> didn't want to get up for school.  As much as I try and test without her
> waking up, she does.  How long does night time testing last?  I'm sure
> it is individual and may be indefinite, but it is becoming a struggle.
> Her numbers for the most part have been wonderful.  And my husband and I
> have both noticed that she's like a different kid on the
> pump............ no more mood swings, headaches, stomachaches etc.  I
> think she may have been having a why me moment.  (which she is certainly
> entitle to) We are going to Washington DC on Tues on behalf of the ADA
> for the congressional Scientific Sessions.  Which I think she may find
> that a little intimidating, but, I think it will be fun.  This morning
> she hated the pump, hated the testing, hated diabetes, thinks they'll
> never find a cure, we're wasting our time etc.  I know she was tired
> but, I'm really trying to convince her that we need to do our best until
> a cure is found and to never ever give up hope.
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