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Re: [IPk] Happy New Year and an Insulin pump

Great news Jackie. What does Sasha think? Is she excited or hanging back
until she actually gets the pump in her hand?

Liz mum to Eleanor, 10,  (dx 11/ 2002) pumping novorapid with minmed 512 and
6mm Quicksets since 20/10/04,
and to Hannah 7.5 (dairy and soya intolerant) and George 4 (dairy, soya and
gluten intolerant)
wife of Julian

> Just to say that we have received a confirmation letter this morning from
> Gloucester Royal to say that Sasha fits the criteria for insulin pump
> therapy and that after attending carb counting classes (I know, I know, we
> do that already, but they have to go through the checks) and be accessed
> a psychologist that we are OK to have a pump. Things should begin to
> forward in the next few months. I have been to one carb counting session.
> A warning at the end of the letter says that if at anytime they think that
> things are not working out, they reserve the right to remove the pump and
> for Sasha to return to conventional therapy.  We knew this already.   So
> brilliant news for 2005.  Has anyone else had to be seen by a psychologist
> before having a pump?  I was told that the psychologist would need to meet
> the whole family, probably at home.  I assume that they want to check that
> we are not a bunch of alcoholics or drug users, who would not look after
> Sasha properly and that Sasha understands that she will have something
> attached to her 24 hours a day and that she wants to go ahead with pump
> therapy herself, rather than us telling her that its the best thing. Of
> course I don't know exactly how Sasha will feel with something always
> attached to her.  It might be a constant reminder of her diabetes, but
> she has never said "Why me" or really got upset about having diabetes, or
> that she has so many injections a day.  The constant reminder at the
> is the hypos and hypers.
> Jackie
> Mum of Sasha aged 10 dx 1999, twin sister Rebecca, both coeliac 2001
> Mum also to Danni and Nicola, wife to Terry
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