parents of kids with Type 1


parents of kids with Type 1

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Pump vs Pens

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Help with getting a type 1 kid gain weight

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Meals schedule

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Free (uncovered) carbs??

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Private School Obligations/Rules in Florida?

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Free Food Ideas

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DKA and A1C

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Comment by Ahmad on May 19, 2011 at 9:09am
Hai parents, if your kid have a Nintendo DS check this meter out.......

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Comment by Natalie on April 25, 2011 at 12:04pm
Hi everyone. We are walking for JDRF this coming Sunday. A friend of ours made some adorable beanie caps, hair clippies, and necklaces for us to sell. They are awareness themed in color and images. Would anyone be interested in seeing any of these items. They are so cute! Just let me know and I can post some pictures. She listed most of the items for sale at around $5.
Comment by type1twinsmom on April 18, 2011 at 10:27am
Comment by Jessica05 on April 12, 2011 at 10:50am
Thanks Natalie & Jerodsmom...yes it's true that there could be another cause, I guess I'm hyper-sensitive to it. The grandma has Diabetes, so it does run in the family. I hope the Mom will get her checked out asap. I think it has been happening for some time though, which is why i thought it might be more than a virus. Thanks!
Comment by Jerodsmom on April 12, 2011 at 5:07am
Urinating frequently, fatigue, eating/drinking more....are not just signs of diabetes. So having normal BG isnt surprising....obviously something else could be going on. Even a virus could cause all those symptoms.
Comment by Natalie on April 12, 2011 at 4:57am
I have checked my friend's son for showing some symptoms and I had given her some ketostix. He had large ketones the one day so I checked him right after school for her and he was a normal number. He also has autism and his doctor felt he may have more gut issues going on and slightly malnourished from not eating well and the ketones came from that. And I have had other friends with concerns about their child's symptoms of drinkng and urinating frequently and I encourage them to have them check but then never hear anymore about it.

I just always assume that is it now because I was so sure I was overreacting with Rory and then it truly was the case. I still check Ava from time to time also.

I would have to look up what other conditions may cause similar symptoms. The urinating part may have to do with urinary tract infections or bladder infections.
Comment by Jessica05 on April 11, 2011 at 5:28pm
Today I spoke with a lady who is concerned her 8 year old daughter may have diabetes. She has many symptoms, wetting her bed recently at night, having to go more frequently during the day, grouchy, fatigued, eating and drinking more, etc. I told her I would bring in my meter so I could test her after school and they could see if they need to quickly go to the ER. I was concerned that they weren't going to see the Dr until Thurs, and if she was going into DKA, I wanted them to speed up the process.

I felt so nervous waiting for the 3pm, hoping that she would NOT have High BG....then we tested and she was 106. I told the Mom to go ahead and follow up with the Pediatrician to see what's happening if it's not diabetes.

Has anyone ever heard of this happening to other people? Symptoms of diabetes, but then BG within range?

Comment by Alissa on March 30, 2011 at 10:10am
Just want to say thanks and you are all wonderful people. Thank you for helping us adjust to our new life. We've made it through the first five months without me totally losing my bonkers (might be up for debate). We're about to start our next big change with a CGM and then within a month or so the Animas Ping pump. So thank you for all your comments, posts, discussions etc... I read so many of them daily that I'm filled with great advice and ideas.
Comment by Nico on March 9, 2011 at 7:08pm
I was hoping to find some sort of play group amongst children with diabetes so that my son does not feel like he is all alone. More times than one he has come to me in tears because he feels like he is not normal since he has Type 1 diabetes. If there is anyone out there that knows of these kind of groups or how I could go about finding one please let me know. This website is the closest thing I have found for him to see others. Thank you so much for your help!
Comment by Cyndi D. on February 24, 2011 at 12:05pm
Check out under Conference Events tab!

Kids 'n' Us: Families Facing Diabetes Conference
Edmonton, Alberta
April 30th, 2011

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