parents of kids with Type 1


parents of kids with Type 1

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Help with Huge Lows with little insulin

Started by rjhufnagel. Last reply by sarah on Thursday. 11 Replies

Pet peeves

Started by 1eyednurseguy. Last reply by kcolbertandco on Tuesday. 30 Replies

Sleepover at 8 years old?

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by cass1972 on Tuesday. 7 Replies

Disagreement over CGM

Started by Kate. Last reply by Kate Dec 9. 7 Replies

Bent cannula

Started by macfrizz. Last reply by sarhow Dec 1. 7 Replies

Time for the Ophthalmologist

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Started by cass1972. Last reply by Elizabeth Nov 16. 7 Replies

New pump user - uncomfortable site

Started by macfrizz. Last reply by Jo Momma Nov 15. 16 Replies

Refusal for Field Trip

Started by Kelly. Last reply by KalebMommy Nov 13. 30 Replies

JDRF’s Children’s Congress

Started by Emily Coles Nov 10. 0 Replies

Grace's Mom

Started by kcolbertandco. Last reply by Elizabeth Nov 10. 2 Replies

Tips for talking to kindergartners about T1D

Started by aimeeh2oski. Last reply by Horizon22 Oct 31. 3 Replies

Curious Kids

Started by Leslie. Last reply by Leslie Oct 31. 5 Replies

Trouble with School Athletics

Started by ahe05a. Last reply by Mountain Oct 30. 4 Replies

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Comment by Kim3 on June 16, 2011 at 2:39pm
Hi Everyone. New to please add me:) My son is 8yrs old was dx 9/18/08. I also have identical twins age 4 ND. Nice to meet you all!:)

Comment by Cyn on May 29, 2011 at 9:56am
Mignonne- I wonder if a couple of the more influential kids in the class (with their parents permission) could be assigned to be her "guardian angels"? The teacher can't have her eyes everywhere at once so it's important that your daughters classmates recognize the signs of a potential diabetic crisis and know what to do. While having an important job, these "angels" would be learning about Alexis' disease and perhaps become her advocates and share what they've learned with the other classmates.
Comment by Elizabeth on May 28, 2011 at 5:36pm
The class clearly didn't work! So hold another class. Get a CDE in there who is used to working with kids. Agree that having her meet other kids with T1D to realize that the problem is the other childrens' and not hers might help.
Comment by daneenm on May 28, 2011 at 3:32pm
Wow, that is terrible that the children at school are not being kind. Can't see how old you daughter is, but in your pic, she looks quite young. We always read the book Taking Diabetes to School to his classes in K-3rd grades. It talks about just being a regular kid..not contagious, not who can't eat anything, etc. Don't know what your class involved, but this is very approachable and is written in the child's words. Also, getting her involved in a playgroup with other children with T1D could also help.

Good luck.
Comment by Mignonne on May 28, 2011 at 1:18pm
I am searching for help. Both my daughter and I have juvenile diabetes. My daughter Alexis was diagnosed two years ago. It has been a very difficult road for her. She has also devoloped severe anxiety from this. The kids at school are just awful eventhough a class was held to educate all of them. They still think she is contagious.

It seems I would have all of the answers myself since we share the same diagnosis. But nothing I say seems to help.

Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.
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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.

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