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Re: [IPp] Fwd: Article about teens on insulin pumps



> Hi,
> Thought you might be interested in this article....
> Be VERY careful w/insulin pumps.
> 
> - Kim
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> To: email @ redacted
> Sent: Wed, 7 May 2008 7:52 pm
> Subject: Article about teens on insulin pumps
> 
> 
> 
> ? 
> Here is an article for those of you who have teenagers who have pumps:
> 
> ?
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> http://body.aol.com/condition-center/diabetes/news/article/_a/insulin-
> pumps-linked-to-teen-deaths/20080506142809990001
> 
> ?
> 

According to a web page at the Allstate Insurance website, car 
crashes are the leading cause of teen death, killing over 62,000 
children in the ten year period from 1993 - 2003! These statistics 
have held true ever since the record keeping began in 1975, with over 
5000 teen deaths each year. In 2002, 38 % of all teen deaths were 
attributed to automobile crashes. Homicidal deaths were at 13 % and 
suicide was at 11 %. 

The number of teens in the US is roughly 31.5 million (ages 10 - 19), 
maybe half of those are drivers at most.

do the numbers for teens.....

teen risk of death from a pump  1 in 38,000 annually
teen risk of death from a car 1 in 3,150 annually

'nuf said.

Michael
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