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Discussing T1D Complications with Children

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Thyroid labs

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Levemir & Lantus

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Getting it off my chest

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Life Insurance for T1D Child?

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Abandoning Responsibility

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Humana in Texas

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Help with Huge Lows with little insulin

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Pet peeves

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Sleepover at 8 years old?

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by cass1972 Dec 15, 2014. 7 Replies

Disagreement over CGM

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Bent cannula

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Time for the Ophthalmologist

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Ketones

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New pump user - uncomfortable site

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Refusal for Field Trip

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JDRF’s Children’s Congress

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Grace's Mom

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Problems with Blood Sugar testing

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Jan Nov 6, 2014. 10 Replies

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Comment by erodriguez36 on July 3, 2012 at 4:08am

Hi, me and my family will soon be relocating to Redmond, WA. I was hoping any of you from the area could recomend a Pedriatric Endocrinologist for my daughter of 6, diagnosed at 2 year 9 mo.

Thanks for all your help and support.

Comment by Kj on June 7, 2012 at 8:57am

I went on the website and found it, here you go.

HOW GOD SELECTS THE MOTHER OF A CHILD WITH DIABETES

by Erma Bombeck

Most women become mothers by accident, some by choice, a few by social pressures and a couple by habit. Did you ever wonder how mothers of children with diabetes are chosen? Somehow I visualize God hovering over earth selecting his instruments for propagation with great care and deliberation. As he observes, he instructs his angels to make notes in a giant ledger.

“Armstrong, Beth, son. Patron Saint Matthew.”

“Forrest, Marjorie, daughter. Patron Saint Cecilia.”

“Rutledge, Carrie, twins. Patron Saint Gerard. He’s used to profanity.”

Finally, He passes a name to an angel and smiles, “Give her a child with diabetes.” The angel is curious. “Why this one, God? She’s so happy.”

“Exactly”, smiles God. “Could I give a child with diabetes to a mother who does not know laughter? That would be cruel.”

“But has she the patience?” asks the angel.

“I don’t want her to have too much patience, or she will drown in a sea of self-pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wear off, she’ll handle it. I watched her today. She has that feeling of self and independence that is so rare and so necessary in a mother. You see, the child I am going to give her has her own world. She has to make it live in her world and that’s not going to be easy.”

“But Lord, I don’t think she even believes in you.”

God smiles. “No matter. I can fix that. This one is perfect. She has just enough selfishness.”

The angel gasps. “Selfishness? Is that a virtue?”

God nods. “If she cannot separate herself from the child occasionally, she will never survive. Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with less than perfect.”

“She does not realize it yet, but she is to be envied. I will permit her to see clearly the things I see…ignorance, cruelty, prejudice…and allow her to rise above them. She will never be alone. I will be at her side every minute of every day of her life because she is doing my work as surely as if she is here by my side.”

“And what about her patron saint?” asks the angel, his pen poised in mid air. God smiles. “A mirror will suffice.”

~By Erma Bombeck

Comment by Holly on June 7, 2012 at 6:40am

THANK YOU!!!!!

Comment by undertakr on June 7, 2012 at 6:39am

Holly:

The poem was written by Erma Bombeck. Hope this helps.

Regards,
Arianna Lamosa

Comment by Holly on June 7, 2012 at 6:35am

Do you know who wrote it I can't get onto that site. I am at work and they block some of our access. Thanks.

Comment by Natasha Bowlds on June 7, 2012 at 5:11am
Comment by Holly on June 7, 2012 at 4:58am

I was wondering if anyone has a copy of a poem I think that I got from somone on here about how god chooses mothers of children that are diabetic. I used to have a copy of it in my wallet but I lost my wallet and of course my only copy. Thanks.

Comment by Mother of many on June 2, 2012 at 6:33am

Hi, I have two little girls that are 10 and 8 living with type one. Look forward to a book that I will be publishing. It is geared for tweens but everyone who knows someone with diabetes will get something out of it.

Comment by ahe05a on April 20, 2012 at 9:29am

@Fighting for Stephany - My 10 yr old has trouble sleeping lately. Once in a while she takes 1mg of Melatonin and sleeps much better. We don't do it often b/c it makes her sleep really deeply and at least now lows wake her up.

Comment by Hockey Mom on April 5, 2012 at 8:45am

My son's auto-immune diseases started with Thyroid in second/third grade (which is rare for boys) and progressed to Type I Diabetes at sophomore in high school. They waited and waited and kept retesting hoping that his low thyroid numbers were mono or some other disease that they were not specifically testing. He never recovered Thyroid function and takes synthetic Thyroid but the good news was we caught his Type I early due to our great Endo and he has never been in the hospital.

 

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