RE: [IPk] Talk to parents about pumping
Is there anyway you could do a short PowerPoint presentation? If not, I am sure
that you can find some help looking at other presentations
Here's a basic one
You could quote some of the parents from the list about what a huge difference
it made to their children's lives.
Also look at some of these presentations to glean some more ideas.
If you want me to send you a word doc for hand outs about the UK CWD I can.
Also if you take the names and addresses of any parents interested in pumps you
can forward them to John Davis who will get the pump companies to send them
> Hi all
> I have been asked by my hospital (West Suffolk at Bury St Edmunds) to do a
> short talk for parents of children with diabetes (at the bimonthly support
> group)entitled 'A parents perspective of having a child on an insulin pump'.
> The interesting thing is that Alice is currently only one of two paediatric
> pumpers, and they are keen to encourage more parents to opt for pumping, but
> they can't get anyone interested !!??!!
> They have asked therefore that it be positive (to encourage new pumpers) but
> realistic about the amount of work/commitment it involves.
> I have done graphs showing bg's before and after (same week, year apart)
> HBA1c changes
> Show people the pump/tubing/cannula itself
> Include a (more than passing) mention of CWD (small handout available)
> Number of blood tests
> The improvement on mood, energy etc
> Flexibility with food and activity - time and type
> The throw it out the window at 2/3 week phenomenon
> What else should I be including??
> suggestions gratefully received....
> Mum to Alice 5, pumping 12/07
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