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Re: [IPk] Re: pumps and children



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Michael

> Hi -
> my 13 year old daughter has just finished her 4 week pump
> trial and is into her sixth week on the pump.
> Already her levels are better than on two injections a day
> and I am told that this is really early days and not to expect
> things to settle for 3-6 months.
> 
> Initially her consultant was pretty negative about the pump
> but agreed to us trying it out after we went back on subsequent
> visits just as determined.
> 
> The support given by the diabetic nurse from Minimed was second to
> none - really she has been the first, second and third contact for
> all our problems - and has been right there with us working to get
> it right.
> 
> Maybe this is a road your friend could go down -
> get permission from the consultant but the support from a team
> with a whole lot of experience?
> 
> Jennifer
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Abigail King <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 8:24 AM
> Subject: [IPk] Re: pumps and children
> 
> 
> >
> > 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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