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My daughter, aged 14, will be going to camp with a Medtronic Minimed pump for the first time. She’s been to camp before, but this is her first year with the pump. She wants to know how careful she needs to be with her pump around water. She knows to remove it for swimming, but what about water fights? what about water rides at amusement parks?
Any other advice would be appreciated as well!
I generally lurk to see what’s going on, and thought I should comment on this.
I don’t know of any issur per se, however, you should be aware that there are a number of images on the standard playing cards that are directly linked to Avoda Zara. One example is the “club” that is an old symbol of Avoda Zara symbolizing the “trinity” (3 are really 1 kind of idea). The trinity idea predates cristianity – they took it from the pagans. That is just one example.
Just wanted to report – we chose the Medtronic and my daughter is B”H very happy with it. Her numbers are quite steady now, she hasn’t gone low as often as she was and I don’t worry about her as much at night! She did have one day where she was much higher than normal so she changed her infusion set and they went back to normal. So I think we’re getting the hang of it.
Thanks for all your support.
Yes, this has been extremely helpful!
Another question: does anyone do anything different with their pump on Shabbos?
Thanks dx3 & Cofeefan!
We didn’t think that the medtronic had a database – I’m not sure it will be a deal-breaker, though. Our doctor only works with the medtronic and the animas, so the omnipod is not an option right now.
Can any other women weigh in on the dress/jumper issue with the medtronic?
Thanks! and thanks for the support! I have been lurking here for quite some time and get a lot of information and support already!
My daughter (type 1, age 13, 1 year since diagnosis) is considering a pump. She is B”H responsible and really understands her diabetes.
We are looking at the Animas and the Medtronic and wondering the following:
1) The medtronic requires that you enter the information on the pump itself (not remotely like the animas). How do girls/women deal with that when wearing a jumper/dress?
2) Does the latest medtronic model have a food database like the animas? The educator who came to show us what pumps are all about did not point out that the animas does have one, but posts on other forums seem to indicate that it does.
Thanks for all your help and support!
Let me add that you need to answer your children’s questions calmly!
I would never ignore a child’s question. If you don’t answer, they will think you don’t have an answer and will find their “information” or misinformation elsewhere. Just because they don’t bring it up again does not mean they have stopped thinking about it. If you want to be known by your children as the best source of information, you must answer all their questions (including the embarrassing ones or the ones you think are “obvious”) without making them feel bad (“WHERE did you hear THAT!?!) That is the best way to keep the lines of communication open – something VITAL nowadays!May 17, 2011 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm in reply to: Jewish Crohn's & Colitis Support Group 'Education Event' #1137350
I am not in the NY area, but I would like to hear what the speakers say. Is this going to be recorded?
Is that your name on imamother?
Thanks for your welcome, everyone!
I have been in touch with Rabbi Meisels & intend to put this question on the FWD group bulletin board. Given the restrictions on sharing email addresses in the CR, it is probably a better source of contacts.
I have been lurking for a few weeks on this thread, and find it very supportive – I’ll probably do more lurking than posting, but I appreciate the support I get, anyway.
Thanks dx3 & allsgr8!
I’m actually not so worried – but she is. And she’s B”H not worried about taking care of herself – she’s very responsible and really understands what’s going on. She just really wants someone to “hold her hand” through the little issues that doctors & diabetes educators don’t mention.
I’ll call the nurse and find out – that’s a good idea.
My 13 year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She is doing very well, and we would like to send her to the same overnight camp that she has gone to for many years. The camp has no issue with it, and will support her.
My daughter, however, is concerned about some practical issues – for example, “Where will I put my monitor when I go swimming so that it doesn’t get lost or broken?”
Does anyone have a girl of the same age range who has handled these practical issues and would be willing to make contact with my daughter? She really just needs reassurance that she will be able to handle it and possibly brainstorming assistance in coming up with some solutions.
You mention that you’d like to switch names and daven for each other. There is an organization called “Daven for Me”. They match people in with similar situations and each davens for the other. They’re online. http://www.davenforme.org
May Hashem answer all our tefillas letova quickly!
Thanks for your suggestions. About the peppermint tea, I was under the impression that the peppermint oil caps are more potent, and one would need to drink many cups of it to get the same effect. Is that true?February 21, 2011 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm in reply to: Women & Girls Out There: I Really, Really Need Your Help!!!! #747668
Gila Manolson’s book “Outside Inside” has given me a lot of chizuk in this.
Her idea is that tznius is not about clothing – it’s about how we define ourselves. What we wear defines us to others, even if it is not the way we wish to be defined. When we define ourselves as a “neshama (something completely spiritual)”, and we want others to define us that way as well, we choose clothing that help others look at us spiritually.
It’s a great book and I recommend it to anyone – not only those struggling with tznius.
My daughter, age 12, was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I have read these posts, and really appreciate the information here.
Aside from “Friends With Diabetes”, is anyone aware of any newsletters, etc. geared towards teenage girls with diabetes?
How does one get to your diabetes support group?
Young Israel is a(n inter)national organization that shuls can belong to. If a Shul belongs to the National Council of Young Israel, it is a Young Israel shul.