Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 7/12/2007 12:30:05 PM (GMT-6)
P.S. about the pump-I have had a pump for 6 years now, and I love it, but I'm not sure I would have one on a child that young. I'm not saying I wouldn't, just saying I don't know. I suffer from a ton of low blood sugars since I got the pump (although most people actually experience fewer lows) and if your niece had the same problems it would be much more difficult because she is so young. The continuous glucose monitors that come with the Medtronic Minimed pump cost $1000 initially for the transmitter, and then $350 a month (if you want to use them continually) for the sensors, and I don't think they work that well, especially at catching lows. The technology is still brand new, and of course insurance won't cover them yet. So it is definitely not a decision that should be made lightly. Pumps are awesome, but if a parent makes a mistake estimating a meal bolus and a two-year-old's blood sugar drops, it could be a mess. If they can hold off until she's five, then she'll be much better equipped to tell you when something's wrong. That's just my advice; take it for what it's worth. And definitely check out the pump areas on those two websites for more ideas. Hope this helps.
Post Edited (Drconnoisseur) : 7/21/2007 10:34:56 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 7/22/2007 11:29:53 PM (GMT-6)