Homeschooling and Diabetes


Homeschooling and Diabetes

Are you a Homeschooling parent and have a child with diabetes? Or perhaps you are a Homeschooled student or Parent with Diabetes. Here is a place to share your sorrows and joys of the ups and downs of not only homeschooling, but homeschooling with diabetes!

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Jun 25, 2014

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Started by Love my kids. Last reply by Love my kids Jun 25, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi,I'm new to this group. I homeschool my 12 year old son and my 7 year old daughter. I started homeschooling five years ago and I love it.My son was diagnosed as a type 1 in November. He was in DKA…Continue

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Started by LauraWeiss. Last reply by Lotus Jun 18, 2013. 1 Reply

HiWe've been homeschooling for a little over 14 years, and I have plenty more to go. My 9 yo Autistic son just got diagnosed as Type 1. He was in DKA and in ICU and Acute I'm old hat to homeschooling…Continue

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Comment by Mom2E on April 12, 2014 at 7:08am

Not sure how active this group is as I'm sure all are busy. I am a T1 diabetic homeschooling my 6 year old daughter. Some days my low blood sugars keep me from feeling I've given her my best, but she is learning despite my handicaps.

Comment by MarysMom on January 12, 2014 at 7:26pm

@ BearBird85 - I am SO sorry but I accidentally deleted your post. I want to welcome you here and thank you for joining our little growing group. I am not on here much but do strive to answer any posts that come along. I Homeschooled 5 children and 1 successfully graduated. I am down to 4 and I use a little of this and a little of that. For my 3rd grader I use Study Time Math with Teaching Textbooks, and I also use Rod and Staff for Reading! I use some CLE for Lang. Arts for 2 of my students but Mary *my Type 1 girl is using all Abeka. So there is quite a mixture.
May God bless you as you school your children. It is a sacrifice but well worth it!

Comment by MarysMom on October 13, 2012 at 6:36pm

HI everyone! Thanks for your recent posts. It's good to hear from you all. I just posted my first video on Youtube. Mary got a new meter that links to her pump so I put a demonstration on Youtube about it. This is the link. If you like it please hit like. (note: I changed Mary's name for security reasons.) Sillygirlzam - Thank you for sharing your heart. I will pray for you. God is our strength, especially during our trials. I am glad that all of you are brave enough to Homeschool! It's been a real blessing in our home. Keep up the good work!

Comment by busymom on October 13, 2012 at 7:00am

Hi you guys! I am super happy to talk to you all about homeschooling and bg. Hang in there Blouie! I have 5 kids and 4 of them are dyslexic and the 5th one has ADD. So I can relate. We also use and love Susan Barton. We also use Sonlight and are always reading out loud. And, yay the crockpot. Lots of dinners in the crockpot. We are doubling up on sports now - 4 in karate and 3 on swim team so dinner is late around 9 and waits for us in the crockpot. I am looking forward to getting to know you all! :)

Comment by Sillygirlzam on October 13, 2012 at 5:39am
Hi! I'm new to the community and I'm so glad to have found this group. I'm a T2, recently diagnosed, was pre diabetic for 3 years, and had had gestational diabetes with my last 3 pregnancies. On top of that, I also have high blood pressure, depression, and migraines. Both my parents and paternal grandmother are also T2 diabetics, as well as having in laws with T1 and T2 diabetes, so I'm not new to the world of diabetes. I fought the good fight, but this body just finally had enough.

I have 5 young children, a 4th grade dd, twin 2nd grade ds, a k DS, and a prek DS. We've been homeschooling since dd started 1st grade and we've been using k12 as our curriculum. I was so glad that the curriculum is excellent, and that it's easy on me with all the young ones. I'm most grateful for it right now, as I've had a difficult start of the year dealing with the diabetes.

Currently, my A1c is 5.9 (yoohoo), but I'm having major bg spikes after breakfast which throws of my days. Somedays, I'm doing well and getting through our day, other days I'm in bed teaching with one of the kids. My dh has been so kind and understanding (his mom is T2), and I hate being such a burden to him as he sometimes has to come home and help cook as I'm often too exhausted at the end of the day. It's difficult for me to find meals for him to cook that are good for me also because I not only have to count carbs, but also count sodium. He did, thankfully, allow me to purchase ready meals that I put into the oven or crockpot. That usually takes care of 3 of our weekly meals.

As you can probably tell, I need a place where other people can relate. I'm blessed to be surrounded by loving and praying friends who are constantly asking how I'm doing. A true blessing for me. But the biggest blessing is knowing that I serve a BIG God who has me by the hand every step of this journey, and that He knows my path and will guide me every step of the way.

Can't wait to talk to you!
Comment by MarysMom on October 11, 2012 at 11:33am

Hello everyone. It's been a long while since I posted. We have been back to grind now since mid August. Mary's Oct. 1 A1c reflected a bad report. It was 9.1. NOT good! It was discovered she is not bolusing. The Dr. told me there seems to be a pattern of kids turning 10 and up that as they gain more independence, the parents tend to back off and this is where we usually start to see these problems. Soooo... beware Moms and Dads.
I decided that until I see her numbers go back down, she will have to wear her pump OVER her clothes so I can hawk over her and make sure she boluses. In her case, it wasn't anything intentional, she was simply forgetting.
Boy did I feel like a horrible Mom that day. But we press on.
How is school going for everyone this year?? Would love to hear from you. Keep us posted and God Bless your day today - He ever loves you. Don't forget that!

Comment by MarysMom on October 2, 2012 at 7:34pm

Hello blouie! I am sorry that I just NOW saw your post - months later. Welcome to our group and to the TU diabetes forum! I'd say you are quite a busy person and have a lot on your plate. My good friend uses My Father's World currc. EXCELLENT choice. Very mission minded, although for me, I just cannot do such an intesive hands on curriculum. I give you a lot of credit. God bless you!! Please keep in touch and keep me posted on how things are going1

Comment by MarysMom on October 2, 2012 at 7:31pm

Comment by blouie on July 18, 2012 at 8:19pm

Hello! I am new here. I have T2 diabetes and home school my son, 13 yrs going into 8th grade. He has dyslexia, auditory processing disorder and ADD. Makes for some interesting days, especially if he skips meds, lol. I am also going to college 1/2 time and work in a home school co-op on Fridays. We use My Fathers World Curriculum, and the Barton Reading and Spelling System.Look forward to getting to know everyone here. I am ready to get beck on schedule, My son is not, as ususal.

Comment by MarysMom on June 6, 2012 at 6:16am

It is been too long since I have posted. I hope you all have had a great year!
Enjoy your summer.
I just got word that my dear daddy has just been diagnosed with type 2. He is on pills right now and trying to eat better.
Keep us all posted on your lives.
May God bless you this summer and throught the rest of the year~


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