Re: [IPk] my diabetic son
Glad you're hubby agrees! To answer your question about being too early to
ask for pumping...that's not easy to answer...I think it depends a lot on how
confident you think you are with knowing about diabetes? Actually though, I
think it could potentially be dangerous so early in diagnosis - there's
obviously a lot going on with Bobby's diabetes at the moment which is not
understood (if it can ever be understood?!!). When Joel was diagnosed we did'nt
know a thing about pumps, never heard of them, but looking back and thinking
whether we would've wanted him to have one straight away if we had
known....probably not. There's so much to learn, so much to get used to...
think I would've wanted one within or by the end of the first year of
diagnosis. It also depends on whether the injections are working for you, or if
child wants a pump. For me though, there's no other thing better than a
Unfortunately, it's not usually about whether you choose a pump or not, it's
about whether they'll let you have one or not! Most people don't get them
without a fight, although this isn't always the case.
I think it would be an excellent idea for Bobby to have the CGMS (continuous
monitor). It will enable you to see what's going on with the BG readings.
In fact, I would think it was essential that you have one considering the
circumstances. Also it will give you and Bobby an indication of what it's like
to wear a pump as they are similar.
I can't believe that you haven't been told to carb count when on MDI because
you should be matching insulin to food. Having said that we weren't taught
either! The nurse probably doesn't know how to do it herself! LOL
We test Joel at breakfast, 2 hrs after, lunchtime, 2 hrs after, teatime,
bedtime, about 10.30pm, and during the night. Of course this varies, but it's
generally the pattern.
Any more questions, please ask!!
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