parents of kids with Type 1


parents of kids with Type 1

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Comment by nurivl on September 21, 2014 at 1:18am
Hi all!
First of all, sorry for my English, I'm Spanish and I can understand much better than explain, "typical Spanish"!. My daughter is only 2 y/o, she was diagnosed diabetes when she was 18 months and she wears an insulin pump and a Dexcom G4 since June 2014. During the day her BG levels are more or less controlled but the nights are still a nightmare... hypos and hypers one or the other depending on the night, and often both together in the same night (one after the other)... Our endo says than this is normal because her age, but I don't know what to think because here in Madrid there are not many cases of diabetes in children so young and maybe the endos don't have too much experience with babies.... Is there anyone in the same situation as me?
Comment by Elizabeth on September 16, 2014 at 6:24am

Tarek, as far as your daughter's CGM is concerned, I would try contacting either Medtronic, which makes both the Guardian system and the Enlite system, or Dexcom, which makes the Dexcom sensor that seems very popular with the folks on this site, and ask them what needs to happen. This link takes you to an article on DiabetesNet that describes the current products available in the US. I do not know if anything else might be available in UAE but this is what we have here in the USA.

Comment by Elizabeth on September 16, 2014 at 6:20am

Welcome all three of you (sorry, Tarek, I did not see your post until just now)! I have a 7 year old son who was diagnosed at 18 months. There are a great many wonderful people here and they have been a fantastic help to me over the past not-quite-six years [Eric's diabetes anniversary is October 6].

Comment by Survivor Mother on September 13, 2014 at 9:20pm
My daughter is 10. Was diagnosed at the age of 8
Comment by Survivor Mother on September 13, 2014 at 9:18pm
Hello everyone! I just joined.
Comment by Jennifer on September 12, 2014 at 10:11am

Hi. Everyone. I just joined tudiabetes. My 8 year old son had Type 1 diabetes and was diagnosed on March 6, 2010. Looking forward to talking to you all.

Comment by Tarek on August 24, 2014 at 12:26pm

Hi All,
This is a great site
I am staying in UAE
How come to obtain CGM for my child 4 years old

Comment by Elizabeth on July 21, 2014 at 10:16am

Also, I want to second the suggestion about having the thyroid checked. Hypothyroidism is very common in people with T1 diabetes and it can cause high cholesterol.

Comment by Elizabeth on July 21, 2014 at 10:11am

Linda, in addition to what marnie suggested, you might try eliminating dairy products for 3-6 months. Cholesterol comes from eating animal products, and while dairy is a top source of calcium, which your son obviously needs right now since he's growing like crazy, you can also get lots of calcium w/o the cholesterol from sources like almond or coconut milk (and yes: there are almond and coconut milk ice creams available). I had to eliminate dairy from my diet because of an allergy and so I switched to nondairy milks, and lo and behold three months later my cholesterol had dropped almost 45 points. Worth a try.

Comment by Linda Rabe-Frady on July 21, 2014 at 9:24am

@emmasmom - a statin is a drug given to lower cholestrol. @marnie - thanks for your answer, the cardiologist is given us a 3 month period to get BS undercontrol and has my son increase exercise to 40 mins cardio daily. I guess we sill see.


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