parents of kids with Type 1


parents of kids with Type 1

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Help with getting a type 1 kid gain weight

Started by jakesmom427. Last reply by SweetBaby Mar 17. 3 Replies


Started by jdyoung. Last reply by Jo Momma Mar 4. 6 Replies

Meals schedule

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Free (uncovered) carbs??

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Pump vs Pens

Started by Melissa. Last reply by Eric Feb 26. 6 Replies

Private School Obligations/Rules in Florida?

Started by PhDiabetes. Last reply by PhDiabetes Feb 20. 7 Replies

Free Food Ideas

Started by Leigh. Last reply by Jessie Feb 19. 12 Replies

DKA and A1C

Started by AlysonCheatham. Last reply by AlysonCheatham Feb 19. 5 Replies

Stomach Issues with T1D Teen

Started by Chris. Last reply by Elizabeth Feb 19. 7 Replies

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Comment by daneenm on February 23, 2014 at 9:48am
@Linda - we also LOVE OmniPod! I would not rule it out until you see them all. My son will not entertain any pump with tubing and we have had a lot if success with the Pods.
Comment by Jo Momma on February 20, 2014 at 1:06pm
Sure! Here's the site associated with it.
Comment by Xman's Mom on February 20, 2014 at 12:53pm

Ho Jo Momma, can you please give me more about " One good App I use is the carbs and cals app." My son is 11 years old and diagnosed last February. I always look to new apps to help.

Comment by Holly on February 19, 2014 at 10:58am

My daughter has had the minimed since she was four. We tried the TSlim around November and we returned it just this month. She loves the minimed and the customer service is wonderful. Everytime I have called them they are right on the ball. LOVE IT!!!!

Comment by Holly on February 19, 2014 at 10:56am

Comment by Natasha Bowlds on February 19, 2014 at 10:49am

LOVE the pod. My 13 year old has been on it since his 9th birthday. We've never looked back and he won't even consider another pump. We've done the old system and the new one. Happy to answer any questions!

Comment by Barbi on February 19, 2014 at 10:41am

@Linda Rabe-Frady - call the pump companies and have the rep come to your house so that your son can feel and see each product. They will explain all the different bells and whistles to you both! All the best! Barbi

Comment by Linda Rabe-Frady on February 19, 2014 at 10:32am

Starting to look at pumps for my 13yo son. He has always been against using a pump until just recently. Our endo like the animus or the medtronic. Says her patients on the omnipod have given up on it, but since they have changed the pod. Any suggestions or users with the new pod system that like or no like.

Comment by Jo Momma on February 19, 2014 at 7:46am

Alyson, just had a quick thought when just testing Ian. Have you checked out the Accucheck mobile meter? It's got the lancet device attached (with 6 needle cartridge) and holds a 50 test cassete. I can hold Ian's hand in one hand and work the meter with the other. I slide it open using my leg to expose the strip. Once we started using it we couldn't go back to separate strip/meter/lancets. I can just throw it in my pocket if we go outside. It's on the bigger side but I'm carrying around a kit with me anyway so no biggie!

Comment by Jo Momma on February 19, 2014 at 7:21am

I agree, first year is the hardest. Kind of like having a newborn again! With all the unknown's and insecurities and how to go out in public again! The bruises are heartbreakers for sure. It's a little capillary burst and I know they don't hurt anymore than the other pokes but it's that visual reminder. We just put Ian on a pump (Animas Ping) in january and although site changes are hard and he cries, it's one big poke every three days instead of up to 6 little ones a day. Whenever I used the remote to dose for carbs I try to remind myself how less intrusive it is. He doesn't even know it's happening! Don't rush your pump decision though. We did MDI first and the pump training nurse said she wished everyone did that before pump as it makes the transition less stressful. One good App I use is the carbs and cals app. I also just got this scale that is easy to take out with me and wish I'd found it a long time ago! It's amazing, we're almost 2 years into diabetes and STILL learning!


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