parents of kids with Type 1


parents of kids with Type 1

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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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Pump vs Pens

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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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Stomach Issues with T1D Teen

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Comment by Kathy on December 6, 2010 at 4:53am
Tks stjrhein, I have corrected him 3 times so far.
Comment by stjrhein on December 6, 2010 at 4:47am
Kathy, we did that a few weeks ago. He takes his at night, it seemed like it took 12 hours before his BS spiked. We ended up doing correction doses several times for a few days following. Scared me! Hugs- hope everything gets back to normal soon.
Comment by Kathy on December 6, 2010 at 4:26am
I think we forgot to give my son his Lantus yesterday. Today he woke up throwing up and his bs was 330. He gets 27 units in the morning. I of course gave him todays dose. And have corrected his bs 2xs.
Comment by rpwils on December 5, 2010 at 8:16pm
I am soooo tired of inflicting pain on my daughter with all the shots
Comment by Fighting for Stephany on December 4, 2010 at 12:58pm
My daughter was put on a 45-65 of carbs and 15 on snacks.
Comment by crusso on December 3, 2010 at 4:10am
My son was diagnosed a month ago as well. We do about 45-60 a meal and snack of 15 carbs. We are on 4 lantus at night and novalog during the day for his I/C ratio. It seems to be working except at night..He goes up. I think maybe he needs more Lantus. He will go to bed with 80 and be in the high hundreds or low 200's by 2 am when I check. This is with or without a bedtime snack. Bedtime snacks never have carbs in them either.
Comment by Alissa on December 2, 2010 at 10:23pm
Naomi started out at a 65-75carbs/meal and 15carbs/snack x3/day. That was in the hospital just over one month ago. As her hunger has decreased it's been tapered down. As of this week she's having 45-50 carbs/meal and 15carb/snacks. I adjust the snacks in the PM up and down according to activity level and where her bg is at. I think once we use humalog for all her meals we'll have more freedom, that's my hope. Naomi doesn't want an injection prior to her lunch so when she's ready we'll hopefully get to make that switch from the NPH in the AM.
Comment by aliceclones on December 2, 2010 at 9:47pm
We try to keep under 80 carbs for both our T1 girls. not because of recomendations, but because the amount of bolus for that does screwy things with blood sugar (we do occasionally go over though for special occasions). More important to our endo team is that the meal is balanced. always a protien with the carb, lots of fruit and veggies. neither of my girls is over wieght and both are very active and fit, so if they are hungry they eat.
Comment by Patti on December 2, 2010 at 9:16pm
We don't follow any special diet either. Both of our kids are T1 (teen boys) and they eat whatever they want-and lots of it! They are very good about bolusing for what they eat and that is all we ask of them. Our endo has told us that the best time for a heavy carb meal is breakfast.
Comment by Natasha Bowlds on December 2, 2010 at 8:37pm
We don't have a "diet." We ate pretty healthily before dx, and we still try to do that - and I can tell you that my son's breakfasts are often under 30 carbs, his lunches are usually about 80 carbs and dinner is anywhere from 60-100 - but we don't aim for anything in particular except to eat well and balanced. I don't mind if my son is hungry, but I don't worry about him wanting seconds - he's growing and loves healthy food so we let him pretty much eat what he wants.

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