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To pump or not to pump

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To pump or not to pump - May 29
Our latest diabetes adventure is the immersion into the world of pumps. My teenage daughter has type 1 and we're trying to decide if a pump is right for her. She is very ...
In the Diabetes Groove - May 05
  Now that we're on the diabetes rollercoaster we've been waiting for things to get back to a new normal. I think we're finally getting there. We are now at a place ...
Less-invasive insulin delivery options - Mar 13
My daughter was using inhalable insulin - Exubera with some success. Now that it has been pulled from the market we are trying to transition back to injecting which isn't ...
Parenting a type 1 child - Feb 27
My daughter was recently diagnosed with type 1. She passed out one night at home and we had to rush her to the emergency room. After talking to her doctors and looking back ...
Posted: May 29, 2008 11:26
  • To pump or not to pump

    Our latest diabetes adventure is the immersion into the world of pumps. My teenage daughter has type 1 and we're trying to decide if a pump is right for her. She is very active and into a lot of activities so we like that the pump is more in line with her active lifestyle. The one worry I have is that it's something else that makes her different and she'll have to find clever ways of carrying it and explaining it. She's outgoing and well spoken so I'm sure she'll have no problem coming up with an interesting story behind her gadget. In doing the research we're still not sure if going down this road will make a big difference in her daily life and that's the goal. Diabetes does not define my daughter. It's another piece of her like her brown hair, infectious laugh, and addiction to reality TV. Hopefully as we dig into the research the answer to pump or not to pump will become more clear. Smile

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  • By: : Mar, 22, 2009 02:29 AM

    You need to blog "Short and Nutra-sweet".  She was the first Islet Cell Transplant at the U. of Miami.  The U. of Miami put her on her first pump.  She has lived this and has also a Master Degree in Counciling children/teens.

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    Have you guys made a decision yet? Please keep the community updated. Anybody else with thoughts?

    decision (1) type (1) teenage (1) pump (1)

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