parents of kids with Type 1


parents of kids with Type 1

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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
Comment by jjules13 on February 22, 2011 at 3:37am
Many diagnosis made before age 1?
Comment by daneenm on February 19, 2011 at 11:17am
Also, Novo Pen Jr. does half unites. We have NovoLog pen cartridges, despite the fact the first his vials and now his pump is using Humalog. We see no difference in his control with NovoLog vs. Humalog. If you are not pumping, a pen is terrific, in my opinion. My son found it much easier for corrections, etc than syringes.
Comment by Janice on February 19, 2011 at 9:49am
Lantus comes in both bottle and pen forms.
Comment by Jillx4 on February 19, 2011 at 9:25am
We're currently on Humalog and Humulin and will soon be switching to Lantus in a couple of weeks. Is there a bottle form that you draw up into a needle? I'd rather use a pen as I think it would be easier to drAw up exact doses.
Comment by Jeannine on February 19, 2011 at 7:06am
OUr daughter is on Lantis and humalog, but I asked for a PEN that had half units (which she needs often) Not our reg. nurse , gave us a script. for it but it is a different insulin. Short acting, but can I still use regular humalog and this other pen ?? I have a call into our nurse- I guess I just wanted a diff. pen and didn't realize it was a diff. Insulin

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