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Is insulin Pump the right solution for my child?

There are some important considerations when you are pondering the use of an insulin pump for your child

1.  Have you been trained in how to count carbohydrates?

2.  Are you willing to respond to blood sugars swings through the day?

3.  Do you have support when your child is away from you? Do you keep in touch by a cell phone or you have availability of a 24 h Diabetes Pump Hotline?

4.  Will your child’s school assist you and your child when the child need a bolus and the necessary blood glucose testing that needs to be done during the day?

5.  Is your child willing to wear a pump? Going to a pumpers support group and meet other children and listening their stories can help as well as a modern design and colors, there are also Internet sites for children with pumps where you can also find support.

6.  Are you willing to go slowly and let your child get used to the idea of wearing a pump and fight together against frustration and disappointments that you both have go through before you master how to manage the highs and lows with this new method for you of insulin delivering?
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