• pumps for a swimmer

    Posting here has been very helpful along the way to give us guidance. My son is 10 and was dx'd in May 2009 with type 1. Now we are at another decision point and some sage advice is needed. 1) We and he want to switch to a pump. He has gotten the ok from endo. He swims (four days/week) and is very interested in the omnipod b/c of its waterproof
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    I know this has been asked a million times but .... Son diagnosed with type 1 in may of this year and lately it has just been a ride, with sugars often high. Diet, compliance is no problem. He's on lantus and humalog. When is he pump worthy? Does he have to stabilize? Does anyone switch to the pump while they have labile blood sugars? What is it
    Posted to Insulin Pumps (Forum) by spurry on Tue, Sep 8 2009
  • Re: question

    so now we are being told that our son cannot have a pump until his bs stabilize in about 5 months. His insulin requirments have been dropping so he is in flux. I'd like him to get a pump in august before school. thoughts? thanks!
    Posted to Insulin Pumps (Forum) by spurry on Thu, Jun 4 2009
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    so more questions. my son is adapting well, does his own sugars already and is compliant. He's a good boy, A student, and never a behavioral problem. He had an interest in nutrition even before this. For his birthday (pre diabetes days) he asked and received an age appropriate book about nutrition. He is 10 though. I'm a physician and my wife
    Posted to Insulin Pumps (Forum) by spurry on Thu, May 21 2009
  • Re: question

    great info and thank you. so we should wait until we break out the insulin pump discussion?
    Posted to Insulin Pumps (Forum) by spurry on Thu, May 21 2009
  • question

    My 10 year old son was just diagnosed with type 1 and has admitted in moderate DKA. home now on injections, and being seen at local pedi endocrine clinic. They have never brought up the subject of an insulin pump. Why? It seems so much easier! Also, he is a swimmer and I don't know how that would work with a pump. Lastly, we live within about an
    Posted to Insulin Pumps (Forum) by spurry on Wed, May 20 2009
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