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Re: [IPk] Talk to parents about pumping



A lot of that is the same for adults and children though. In order not 
to make it too long, I'd focus primarily on the child-specific aspects 
(pump block, what to do at school, etc.) - sport, swimming, sleeping etc 
apply to everyone.
Di

Marisa wrote:
> Hi Angie,
>
> I would also include some things about the practicalities of where to put
> the pump while sleeping or doing sport, taking it off for baths and
> swimming, different ways of wearing it for small children, using the block
> so that they can't accidentally give themselves insulin. Perhaps also
> something about the flexibility that temporary basals can give you to
> anticipate the effects of exercise or long car journeys and that sort of
> thing, or different basal patterns for home and school days. I can honestly
> say that even after just a few weeks on the pump my 4 year old was eating
> better, sleeping better, had more energy and less aches and pains and as
> time goes on she just seems a different girl than she was 6 months ago.
>
> Good luck!
> Marisa
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