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Abandoning Responsibility

My son is 12 years old and lately he has not been taking care of his diabetes. The other day he left all his diabetes supplies in his gym l…

Started by Laura

8 Jan 9
Reply by Laura

Sleepover at 8 years old?

My son Griffin is 8 years old. He was invited to a sleepover but I am very worried about letting him sleep at someone else's house without…

Started by Jennifer

7 Dec 15, 2014
Reply by cass1972

Disagreement over CGM

My son Cooper is 7 years old and in 1st. grade. He was diagnosed in July of 2012. We began pumping in October 2012. The pump was not workin…

Started by Kate

7 Dec 9, 2014
Reply by Kate

Refusal for Field Trip

My son is 11 and in 6th. grade. Yesterday his English class got permission slips to go see the play of a Christmas Carol in December. My so…

Started by Kelly

30 Nov 13, 2014
Reply by KalebMommy

Problems with Blood Sugar testing

My 5 year old son Brennan was just diagnosed last Tuesday. He is having a lot of problems adjusting to blood sugar checks. When it's time t…

Started by Jennifer

10 Nov 6, 2014
Reply by Jan

Curious Kids

My son is 9 years old and in 4th. grade and the other day he came home and told me that kids kept asking about his CGM insertion on his arm…

Started by Leslie

5 Oct 31, 2014
Reply by Leslie

Testing Blood Sugar in the Classroom

My son Cooper is 6 years old and is in 1st. grade. He leaves the classroom and goes to the nurse about 5-6 times a day to check blood sugar…

Started by Kate

15 Oct 24, 2014
Reply by Kate

Problems with the school nurse

My son is 6 years old and in 1st. grade. Today he went to the nurse at the normal times to check his blood sugar and for his insulin shot.…

Started by Kate

19 Oct 6, 2014
Reply by rgcainmd

Medical I.D's

My son was diagnosed with diabetes at age 4 and he's now 8. He's always just went to school and came home and I always went with him to all…

Started by Jennifer

14 Oct 1, 2014
Reply by Jennifer

What pumps are your kids using and what are the pros & cons?

Hello! My 11 y/o daughter, diagnosed 11 months ago, is ready for a pump. She wants the Omnipod, but is this a good pump for kids? The other…

Started by Brit's Mom

14 Nov 12, 2013
Reply by aimeeh2oski




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