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She is on the dexcom and refuses to try a pump.. Are there any other kids in my area that would want to meet? Local playground or something

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I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Pottstown, PA
How old is she? Are you in Philly or suburbs?

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
PA, United States
5. We are in the greater northeast.

Reading, PA
I'm not a dr, but I've heard the leading pediatric endocrinologists say the "best therapy (pump vs injection) is the one u want to use" Meaning there isnt a black & white best option other than the one that the person w diabetes wants use

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
PA, United States
Boils down to her not wanting any thing to do with diabetes! She has been fighting me on finger pricks too.

Reading, PA
I think all the pump companies will let u demo/wear a non working pump for a few days. Maybe she'd do that? Suggest Omnipod if she is using DexCom. http://www.myomnipod.com/demo.php

Reading, PA
Makes sense. I'd feel that way to and I think most everyone thats diagnosed does at one point no matter what their age. :(

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
PA, United States
I showed her a video of thAt one . She doesn't want to wear another "sticker button" they are uncomfortable and hates the extra tape. Looking at the vibe.. Waterproof and talks to iPhone

Reading, PA
U should try to find a local mom and child w diabetes so u can talk about the journey together. Hopefully here in HelpAround and also face to face. JDRF may be able to connect u w a local family http://easternpa.jdrf.org/about-jdrf/easternpa-contact-us-696/

Reading, PA
When was she diagnosed?

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
PA, United States
I probably will get a demo after August is over. I have a pump class to go to first

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