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RE: [IPk] Re: pumps and children

Hi Abigail, Contact both pump companies as they will have a better idea
of who knows how to treat well, rather than who will fumble on by... :)
> I know a GP who works locally and has a 12 year old daughter diagnosed
> with
> IDDM a year ago. Her control is erratic despite being very well
> motivated
> and interest in a pump has been expressed by her mother. I suspect the
> paediatric diabetologist would be quite dismissive ( none of the paeds
> to my
> knowledge are even on MDI) This women will probably be regarded as
> "obsessional" and not letting her daughter lead "a normal life" as it
> often
> seems that these people will do anything to help patients be normal
> except
> allow them the tool to achieve it. But I might be jumping the gun
> here, they
> might actually be very receptive.
> Anyway: anyone know of a paediatric diabetologist with pump expertise
> and
> their whereabouts?
> >
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