My name is Michael and i'm the father of a beautiful diagnosed type 1. She is about to turn three and was diagnosed at about 18 months old. It was an incredibaly hard experience for my wife and I to go through but things are finally starting to level out so to speak. I have a few main questions about younger children and pumps. We have been to the pumping classes and all of that jazz at the hospital but none of the reps can really give me the insight im looking for like a parent with a small child can. I know changing to the pump will be a huge change but im looking for some tips before we do. We started off trying the dummy omni pod and she couldnt take it. she just cried and cried about it for the entire day untill i felt so bad i took it off. So my first question would be what kind of hiccups have you guys had with the tubing style pumps? what are the main issues to look out for and so on. We just got out of the hospital two weeks ago with the stomach flu and my second question is how much easier or more difficult is it using the pump versus injections on sick days? Thats my main fear. And last but not least I have a wonderful supporting family who watches my baby every day wghile i work. Other than the basic information like delivering insulin and checking for problems should i go into the programming of the pump with them or just talk them through it if the situation calls for it. My grandmother is almost 70 years old and wont give up her fridays with my daughter. Is the pump simple enough for her to use without having to go through 20 different screens to get the correct insulin? Any halp given will be greatly appreciated.
With the grace of God and a loving Family,
Diabetes has no chance!