parents of kids with Type 1


parents of kids with Type 1

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Time for the Ophthalmologist

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Preteen who refuse to help manage Type 1 Diabetes

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Medical I.D's

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Trouble with School Athletics

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How to answer the "why me?" question

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Night Scout

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Snacks for 5k walk

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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!

Comment by Heather on February 19, 2014 at 5:26am
Hi. My non-d is 8 & my T1 is 5 ( almost 6). My T1 was dx at 21 months. My T1 obviously had to mature faster than other kids her age, but she is a trooper. These kids are so strong.
Comment by Sophia Mother on February 19, 2014 at 2:39am
Hi Alyson, yes 19y nonD, 18 nonD and 9y D diagnosed at 3y.
First year is the worst... Now she take care with herself, count the carprbs. She knows when she is hi... Low...
Comment by jms1313 on February 18, 2014 at 9:57pm

I have a 14 year old non-diabetic and a 9 year Old T1 hat was D at 6 years old. It's never easy but our 14 year old watches out for her sister like a hawk - they are very close.

Comment by AlysonCheatham on February 18, 2014 at 9:41pm

Hi Jo Momma, I agree, Carter has adjusted really well and he's a champ! Barely even cries now, he knows there is a meaning for this before he eats. So that's good. I try to talk to Ashleigh a lot to see how she is coping....but being exhausted it's so hard. I think it's adorable that your daughter asked how many carbs are in Jello! So's true, this is a family disease. I think it's good to have everyone more aware of what we put in our mouths and how much. I just can't wait to not be soooo exhausted. :)

Comment by Jo Momma on February 18, 2014 at 9:15pm
Hi Alyson. My daughter is 6 (nonD) and son is 3. He was diagnosed at 20 months. It's hard for sure. I felt bad thinking it was easier that it was our little guy and not our then 4 year old as we don't think she would have adapted as quickly to the pokes and tests. I was amazed how fast Ian adapted. With all the attention he got my daughter did start to ask when she was going to get diabetes. I wish I could have pulled myself away from it more in the beginning to make sure she was coping ok and just ok in general. It definitely becomes a family affair! My daughters grade one teacher told me she wanted to know the carbs in jello because her brother has diabetes and we need to know.
Comment by AlysonCheatham on February 18, 2014 at 9:01pm

Thanks Betsy, I hope it will be easier once Carter can give himself injections. It is so hard with him being so young, and having a 4 year old who is confused about the whole thing. I hope as time goes on it will all get easier. :)

Comment by AlysonCheatham on February 18, 2014 at 9:00pm

Comment by Betsy on February 18, 2014 at 8:49pm

Hi Alyson We have a 17 year old non diabetic and a 14 year old diabetic. He was diagnosed at 12. I cannot imagine what it is like to handle T1D with a young child. Ours totally takes care of injections and testing. I just hover like a nervous parent.

Comment by Betsy on February 18, 2014 at 8:47pm


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