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Re: [IPk] one injection per day



We do get to see a dietician, especially as the twins have coeliac too but the
dietician was nearly always about if you wanted to discuss something.  I didnt
find the dietician much help before though.  I mean they dont help you
estimate carb amounts of portions anymore so be dont usually see the dietician
about D only about the celiac.  She has been very good about this and
suggesting which breads and flours are good.   We dont have a paediatric D
nurse to we dont get access to other things like family therapy related to D
but I suppose they could refer us to someone if there is a problem.

Our D nurse, who is usually good with letting kids be kids and all that, said
a funny thing the other day when one of the mums who has a teenage boy was
talking to her.  The mum who has a bit of a sense of humour was teasingly
asking Monica  (D nurse) if she thought it was ok for him to  go on a school
trip to Alton Towers.  She was teasing her  son and saying " I dont think he
ought to go, I mean he could be sick and get stuck at the top of one of the
rides etc, etc"  To her surprise Monica was agreeing and said that he
shouldn't go.  The mum was so taken aback that Monica didn't realise she was
teasing that she was stuck for words.  Of course the mum let her son go and he
was fine.  I must admit I was surprised that she had said this too.

Jackie



----- Original Message -----
From: "JOANNE CHALLIS-BAILEY" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 01 June 2002 08:44
Subject: 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
>
>
> From: email @ redacted
> Reply-To: email @ redacted
> To: email @ redacted
> 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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