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Re: [IPk] Glucowatch

Hi Alison

I have considered it but there are a few problems.  There are no pumpers at
our clinic at all, the staff have no experience of pumps, plus the school
are not particularly good at helping her manage with things as they are.
Every other day I have to phone or go in to remind them or what she should
do etc.  There are over 30 children in her class with just one  teacher and
no nurse at the school.  The nearest bigger hospital has only one or two
adults on pumps. The cost would also be a problem.  Sasha's HbA1c is usually
around 6.2 - 6.5 so  we usually have quite good control.  We seem to have
gone into an odd spell at the moment.  We had to increase her insulin quite
a bit after she went on to a gluten free diet then still kept creeping up
but then the last the last two weeks we have had to drop the normal insulin
by quite a few units.   Although nothing else has changed particularly.  It
sometimes catches us out.  Once the lighter nights are here we will have to
remember to decrease the NPH at night as when she is out playing for hours
it has a big effect on her insulin needs.  I think I will have to review the
pump situation when she is a little older.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alison Orchard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 22 February 2002 23:56
Subject: Re: [IPk] Glucowatch

> Jackie
> Can't remember - is Sasha on a pump?  If not - what about this to try
> and avoid the highs and lows and seizures?
> Alison
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