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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

And the winner is...... Animas Ping

We decided on the Animas Ping pump for sweet Parker. He needs such small doses that we had to rule out the Omnipod, which I also really liked. He just have had a great customer experience so far with Animas. The pump is set to arrive tomorrow. We can play with it over the weekend and then we go to our pump training class next week at Children's with a Pump Live date of May 31st!!! So exciting that we will be official pumpers in two weeks.

Here is our little man getting ready for his first t-ball game with his handy-dandy side clipped Dexcom Seven to tell us how he is handling the exercise. We have discovered that running crashes Parker's blood sugar like you would not believe. But we are ready with carb loaded snacks and drinks on the side lines.

I can't thank you D-Moms enough for the advice and support. I actually met a sweet family at dinner the other night with a T-1 daughter. I hope she joins the blogging world soon so she can get some much needed support. She and I both felt like we weren't getting the support we longed for from the diabetes educators and doctors at the endo-clinic but I told her how great you moms and dads have been.

It is so nice to have the love and support from strangers that feel like family!

8 comments:

  1. Hello!

    Just happened by your blog - Our son has been pumping with the Ping (and Apidra) for almost a year (diabetes 2.5 years)and we all love it! The remote is especially great for the middle of the night corrections and in the car, restaurants etc. when out as a family. Water fights and pool time are less of a concern, because it is truly water proof. Since the age of six, our son was able to fully operate the pump and remote, with supervision, making things much easier while away from home and at school. We did find for two or so hours in the afternoon, we actually set a 0.00 basal - he was just too sensitive for even the 0.025. That worked just fine while we needed it. Anyway, the very best to you and Parker on the next phase of your journey!

    Michelle, Alberta Canada

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  2. Yay!! I'm so excited for you guys to start pumping. It has really made our quality of life with diabetes a bit better - and the remote is just so awesome to have with a young kiddo. You won't regret it!

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  3. Smiling ear-to-ear here in Vermont. Keep us up-to-date on how it is going...or if you have questions/concerns.

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  4. I think blogging has helped us all to get the technology we needed right away for our kids. I don't know if we would be so up on things without seeing what's out there to improve life with diabetes. To get a Dex and pump right away is so great -- for you, and us, too!

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  5. Exciting! Can't wait to hear more about your experiences with the pump. Good luck!!! :)

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