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Re: [IPk] one injection per day



Hi Jackie and Barbara,

It actually sounds like my clinic is actually good at something. They have a 
machine they does the HBA1C test on the day of our appointment and gets the 
result back in 8 minutes, so by the time you have been in to be weighed etc 
the result is back.

The good thing about it is that it only uses the same finger pricking device 
as the children use every day to do their own blood sugars, so Miles has no 
fear of it.

Of course being able to have the result back so quickly then allows you to 
discuss the result with the doctor there and then, you might now always like 
what he has to say.

Can I ask at your clinics do you always get the chance to see the dietician 
and family therapist???

Jo


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Subject: Re: [IPk] one injection per day
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 19:15:06 EDT

Hello Jackie

Glad you have sorted the test out.  Danielle's nurse said that it is less
daunting for the children if they can have it done at home.  They don't like
the children to feel scared of visiting the clinic and they have a play 
nurse
there who draws with them and makes things while they are waiting to be
called.  They have computer games as well.  Danielle's nurse said they like
the clinic to be as relaxed as possible.  I can understand this because I 
was
diabetic as a child and I hated going to the clinic.  I hated the smell of
the surgical spirit and the blood tests.  They used to prick our thumbs with
either a blade or something similar to an insulin syringe needle but it was
the thicker ones at least 12.7mm long and sometimes longer.  They would wipe
my thumb and then stab.  It used to bleed for ages afterwards.  I used to 
ask
my mum not to take me because I wasn't well.

I can honestly say that Danielle has never had a fear about visiting her
doctor.  She thinks the nurse is very funny and the doctor is cute!  I wish 
I
had thought that about mine.

Barbara
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JOANNE


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