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Re: Fwd: Re: [IPk] The pump & hypo awareness

No-one's mentioned yet that children seem to be much less affected by
high bgs than adults are.  Puberty seems to be the point at which the
damage starts.   

Of course, today, girls are reaching puberty while very young (8 or so
is not unusual, and I would class such girls as 'adults' for pump use

Unfortunately, the combination of puberty and damage starting means that
just when those hormones are making your diabetes spin out of control,
and you want to conform to peer pressure like you never have before, is
exactly the point when doctors tell you that while previously running a
little high was acceptable, they now tell you it isn't.  Just when you
need to be cut a little slack, the rope gets tightened.  It seems to me
that, psychologically, puberty is a good time to think about pump use.  

Best wishes to all, 
Pat Reynolds
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