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Twins and Type 1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Capin101 Oct 5, 2012. 1 Reply

Wondering how many of you have twins who both are T1? How far apart were they diagnosed? Identical twins vs Fraternal?Thanks Amy Mom T1 teenContinue

New to Type 1, and Two Homes???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jethro just now. 13 Replies

My 16yo son, newly diagnosed on August 26th, 2012, is struggling. His father and I are divorced, have been for 14+ years. And Dad is remarried, so already tension in the house. I am not sure he is…Continue


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Aug 18, 2013
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iBG Star

I have a now 17 yo T1 and am wondering if anyone is using this meter, the iBG star that works with iPhone, iPod touch? Thoughts on accuracy, ease of use, etc.Thanks, in advance! AmySee More
Jul 26, 2013
ProudMama replied to LukesMom's discussion 'Lancing Device that doesn't hurt' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"This is the poker my son also uses, have tried others that require you to "load" a lancet and this Accu-Chek Fast Clix is SOOOOO much better. Would "stick" with this one, no matter what meter he were to try."
Jul 26, 2013
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ProudMama replied to jakesmom427's discussion 'Feeling very angry right now' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"jakesmom - do not apologize for feeling as you do. I think we all have these moments, sometimes more often then we want to let on. I know the first time I picked up my sons supplies from the pharmacy and stood behind a young, 20ish, woman, with…"
Jan 29, 2013
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Jeje9272 replied to ProudMama's discussion 'Snacks' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Builder bars, by Cliff and widely fund have 30 carbs, lots of protein. We split them in half for a 15 carb snack with staying power."
Jan 14, 2013
Hockey Mom replied to ProudMama's discussion 'Snacks' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My son was also diagnosed as a sophomore in high school. I always bought the type of snacks that are preportioned for school lunches. They were grab and go and always had the carbs printed on them. Examples are various cookies (oreos, peanut…"
Nov 15, 2012
ahe05a replied to ProudMama's discussion 'Snacks' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"We are big fans of peanut butter crackers or cheese crackers. They seem to raise BGs and keep them up."
Nov 15, 2012
daneenm replied to ProudMama's discussion 'Snacks' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My son drinks Gatorade throughout his swim practice. This was suggested by our CDE and it has worked really well. Snacks that we use before swim are milk (in the juice box type cartons), peanut butter and jelly crackers, yogurt, salami cheese and…"
Nov 14, 2012
bromaco replied to ProudMama's discussion 'Snacks' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Hi Amy, We too are honeymooning :) My son is 3 and also got diagnosed on the 26th August this year! I am also after snack ideas so i will be watching this one very closely :) Brooke"
Nov 14, 2012
ProudMama added a discussion to the group parents of kids with Type 1


Hi, my Jason, 16 yo, dx 8/26/12, is in Honeymoon in a big way. I am looking for ideas, portable and quick, for after school. He is running a bit low and with his. After school working out, he drops. Some days he can eat, and not bolts, for up to 100 carbs, and still drop!As he is in honeymoon. He is currently only taking language, and prior to a round of flu, was also bolusing for meals.So I am looking for higher carb, with some protein, that can be quick, and stored in a backpack.Open to…See More
Nov 14, 2012
Jethro replied to ProudMama's discussion 'New to Type 1, and Two Homes???'
"I know, when it comes to Xs most of us prefer to keep our distance, but its been 14 yrs and it wouldn't be overstepping to call your X and suggest having an informal get-together including You, your X, your Son and if you can stand it your Xs…"
Oct 23, 2012
brdman13 commented on ProudMama's blog post 'When do I stop feeling guilty and sad and....................'
"Don't feel guilty, I'm pretty sure I was diabetic for a year before I was diagnosed. That was about 10 years ago I have zero complications so far."
Oct 17, 2012
Brian (bsc) commented on ProudMama's blog post 'When do I stop feeling guilty and sad and....................'
"Being diagnosed is a life changing event. By any logical assessment, you really cannot blame yourself. You didn't cause the diabetes and you sought treatment before your son went into Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). Many people here only found…"
Oct 9, 2012
Teena commented on ProudMama's blog post 'When do I stop feeling guilty and sad and....................'
"Acceptance is the hardest thing to do initially...but it always has to start from there to move on... Dont be hard on yourself. It is not anybody's fault that your son has diabetes. No one to blame. Why's are no longer important bur the…"
Oct 9, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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I am a proud mama to Jason, and his twin Adam.
We have just been given Jason's diagnosis and are working as a family to make this a positive in our lives. We can all do this together.

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When do I stop feeling guilty and sad and....................

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 7:28pm 4 Comments

I throw this out, because I am not sure what else to do.

My son was diagnosed ~ 6 weeks ago, August 26, 2012. And I think he is doing better than I am at this point.

About 3 weeks before being diagnosed, he is 16, we noticed on a vacation that he was drinking more and thus going to the bathroom more. But, we were headed to a water park and we knew he was nervous, so we attributed it to that. And it did seem to calm, if not go away after this trip. But diabetes crossed my mind, but…


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At 7:55pm on August 30, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home ProudMama....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people, and parents of children with diabetes, such as....
"Teenagers with Type 1", "Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 12:44pm on August 30, 2012, Marie B said…

Please join us tomorrow for the live video chat with our founder Manny and Program Manager Emily

We always have a great time, and you'll really get a feel for who we are. I'm sure you feel quite overwhelmed, to say the least. I assure you it gets easier.

At 9:12am on August 29, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Amy, welcome to the community! I see you just got the news, glad you found us right away. here's a page with lots of info for the newly diagnosed

let me know if you have any questions

At 5:53am on August 29, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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