Ashley Horne
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Linda G left a comment for Ashley Horne
"♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES ASHLEY!! (You've been away from Tu.diabetes…"
Dec 3, 2013
rick phillips left a comment for Ashley Horne
"Ashley, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends. PS: Ashley I see hundreds of pictures and pages, the pictures on your…"
Dec 3, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Ashley Horne
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Ashley... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! (You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK) Have a GREAT "ME" DAY…"
Dec 3, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Ashley Horne
"Hello...How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Ashley! Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Dec 3, 2011
Jessica05 left a comment for Ashley Horne
"Hi, Ashley, The box is huge, but when you take everything out of the packaging, I think it will become more manageable. If insurance covers it, you can request you get 3 mo. worth of supplies automatically. That will save you time on the phone…"
Sep 8, 2010
Ashley Horne replied to Jessie's discussion 'Do you numb your site before you change your set?'
"We just got the same pump, the Medtronic Revel. They said once they have that going they will get the sensor working as well. I'm really excited and nervous about starting with the new equipment, but hope that it will make a world of difference…"
Sep 8, 2010
Jessica05 left a comment for Ashley Horne
"Hi, Ashley, Happy Labor Day...we had a good day, mostly getting ready for Back to School tomorrow. I'm home schooling Elisabeth since our nurse situation isn't good here, and I just feel more comfortable for now at her age. I also have a…"
Sep 6, 2010
Ashley Horne replied to Jessie's discussion 'Do you numb your site before you change your set?'
"I don't know what it is called, but last time we took my 2 year old for his clinic visit they sprayed something on his arm where they were going to draw blood. It only took a minute or so and then he didn't feel anything. I would imagine…"
Sep 6, 2010
Ashley Horne replied to Bella's discussion 'What was your last A1c reading?'
"My son is a T1 and he is 2. His most recent A1C was 8.5. The doctors are extremely pleased with that and said as he gets older we will want to move him towards 6. I think that if you know your own body well enough to know that 5 is too low for you…"
Sep 6, 2010
Ashley Horne left a comment for Maria Moyer
"Maria - We have been doing well. Eli is awesome and rarely gives us any trouble. He is identifying his lows which is extremely helpful. Sunday, he took a tumble off the porch and cut his head open. He got ten stitches! I was so worried that he…"
Sep 6, 2010
Jessica05 left a comment for Ashley Horne
"Hi, Ashley~ No worries on not getting back sooner! I know how it is with little ones. :) Yes, it's hard when they don't want to be tested or dosed. I try to give extra comfort and maybe a favorite sticker when we're done. Sometimes…"
Sep 5, 2010
Maria Moyer left a comment for Ashley Horne
"Hi Ashley! Yes, I received all of the information and have the ball rolling...thank you so much! We have been hanging in there...ups and downs. Currently, we are waiting to schedule education classes so that we can start the pump! I decided to go…"
Aug 30, 2010
Ashley Horne replied to Johnny Crouton's discussion 'Tossing Insulin'
"Assuming you have health insurance, your insurance company pays for new meds every month. Don't take any risks and toss it a month after you open it. My son is 2 so he uses only about a quarter of both his Lantus and Humalog. We pitch it, no…"
Aug 29, 2010
Ashley Horne replied to Karin's discussion 'Combating ignorant comments'
"Awesome friend."
Aug 29, 2010
Ashley Horne replied to Karin's discussion 'Combating ignorant comments'
"Karin - I understand what you mean, but I can guarantee they are not the people who have Type 1 diabetes. If they did have it they wouldn't joke about it. I think it is the whole distance thing...if you aren't affected by something and it…"
Aug 29, 2010
Ashley Horne left a comment for Maria Moyer
"Maria - My mom has been in touch with yours about some info I received from CHP regarding the Social Security Loop Hole Act. I hope that the information was passed along to you. If there is anything you need to know when you are filling out that…"
Aug 29, 2010

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December 14, 2009
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11.6
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Shots

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Please Exit Stage Right...

Posted on January 8, 2010 at 7:21pm 3 Comments

My three sons...I so enjoy how that sounds. I have been blessed with three beautiful boys. My eldest, Gabriel, is 4. Elijah, our middle child, is almost 2 and Jakob, the youngest, is only 3 months old. Each of our boys is unique in their own way. Gabriel is smart and funny, he can make anyone laugh and loves to challenge us. Elijah is a monkey - he climbs on everything and is rough and tumble. Jakob is brand new and is just beginning to show signs of a personality - all… Continue

My Toddler - A Diabetic

Posted on January 3, 2010 at 6:40am 10 Comments

I'm sure like many of you the signs started the same way. My little boy, at 21 months, could drink me under the table. If it was wet...he would drink it. He would steal my drink, his brother's drink, his babysitter's drink...it didn't matter. My little guy would cry and beg for drinks. Of course, the wetting soon followed. He needed to be changed more regularly and 2-3 times per night so that he didn't wake up soaking. I told myself that I would watch him just one more week to see if things… Continue

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At 4:04am on December 3, 2013, Linda G said…

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES ASHLEY!!
(You've been away from Tu.diabetes for quite some while, haven't you?
Is everything alright....can we help??)
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

At 1:55am on December 3, 2013, rick phillips said…

Ashley, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

PS: Ashley I see hundreds of pictures and pages, the pictures on your page are the best.

At 4:45am on December 3, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Ashley...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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!
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At 9:33am on December 3, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Ashley. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 8:46am on December 3, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello...How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Ashley!
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 8:23pm on September 8, 2010, Jessica05 said…
Hi, Ashley,
The box is huge, but when you take everything out of the packaging, I think it will become more manageable. If insurance covers it, you can request you get 3 mo. worth of supplies automatically. That will save you time on the phone making orders.

that's great that you can be with him for the start-up. I hope you get a good trainer, that really makes a difference. Feel free to ask any questions that come up also, I'm happy to help if I can, or others will as well, I know. You could see if the babysitter could be in on the training with you if you wanted.

I'm sorry the medicines are making Eli's BG's higher, I hope everything heals up quickly and that he'll feel well soon! We had a lot of high BGs last week with our vacation time. All the kids meals tend to be chicken & fries, etc. and it was hard to control. Now that we're on our normal eating routine, her BGs have been much better. Yesterday she was in the 100's all day, and felt great!

To motivate you or encourage you if the pump seems overwhelming...here are some benefits to using the pump:
-you can give another bolus if he eats more food than expected
-you can turn down the basal for exercise or if you see the BG is going too low (with the CGM)
-you don't have to pull out a syringe or pen in various places (i.e. restaurant)
-you don't have to carry a sharps container when you're out and about
-you can quickly give a bolus while he plays or watches TV, no pain.
-more flexibility in eating times/foods, etc.
-emotionally it's a lot better for Elisabeth...I think she doesn't have to "feel" diabetes as much with the pump vs. shots.
-others may feel more comfortable to push a few buttons vs. giving a needle.

Just some thoughts of how it's made our lives easier. :)
Take care!!
Jessica
At 6:32pm on September 6, 2010, Jessica05 said…
Hi, Ashley,
Happy Labor Day...we had a good day, mostly getting ready for Back to School tomorrow. I'm home schooling Elisabeth since our nurse situation isn't good here, and I just feel more comfortable for now at her age. I also have a 2nd grader, so there's be a lot to get ready! :)
That's great that Eli can test himself...yes, it certainly helps with the confidence, I think. I've found some diabetic games that teach carb counting, etc. for when he's older. I also love the book, Taking Diabetes to School about a boy who manages his diabetes at school. It's a great book to have the teacher read to the class and shows 2 kids who wear a pump.
Yes, it is a bit hard on the skin, but not as hard on the skin as the CGM is, I've found. I found with the Medtronic Quikset (90 degree angle insertion) that I had to use an adhesive on it, and that was sometimes hard on her skin. (However, I really needed it during those toddler years when she was sliding all over the place on her belly, etc.) Now that we've switched to the Silhouette (45 degree angle), I find it stays better and I only use an adhesive when it's on her leg or if we're going swimming, etc. I've found that Hydrocortisone cream helps if the skin develops a rash. I am also very careful to always change the site after 2 days. There were a few times I had to skin the normal 2 day, and her skin got a little red bump that was a bit hard, so I swore not to do that again. It went away with some neosporin on it, but I don't like to risk it.

Re the pump, I think you'll notice such a difference when you only have to do a needle every 2 days instead of every so many hours. the pump has really changed our life and I'm so thankful for it.

Take care!
Jessica
At 11:59am on September 5, 2010, Jessica05 said…
Hi, Ashley~
No worries on not getting back sooner! I know how it is with little ones. :) Yes, it's hard when they don't want to be tested or dosed. I try to give extra comfort and maybe a favorite sticker when we're done. Sometimes Elisabeth says, I don't want to change the pump and then I tell her if we don't change the pump, we have to do needles. She says, I'll take neither! I tell her I know and I'm sorry, but let's do it fast and we'll be done. Usually her big sister helps with distracting her and getting out the sticker. Hope the transition to the pump goes well...it will be more work in the beginning, but once you get used to it, it will really make things easier and give him a better quality of life (in my opinion at least). Keep up the good work! Take care~ Jessica
At 7:06pm on August 30, 2010, Maria Moyer said…
Hi Ashley!

Yes, I received all of the information and have the ball rolling...thank you so much!

We have been hanging in there...ups and downs. Currently, we are waiting to schedule education classes so that we can start the pump! I decided to go with the Omnipod so I am extremely excited/nervous/anxious to learn and start this phase. From other mothers I've talked with, I have gathered that the first month or so on the pump is pretty similar to the first month after dx...up almost everynight to check BGs, calling in every morning, and feeling pretty lost and overwhelmed with all of the new information. But once we amke it through THAT...we should be able to have much better control over her numbers if we remain diligent. So I'm hoping ot alleviate at least some of the terrible mood swings that we have been dealing with that are related directly to bg...then I can focus on dealing with the mood swings that are due to Gabby being 2 ;)

How have you and your family been?

Maria
At 6:39am on April 13, 2010, Jessica05 said…
Hi, Ashley,
Just curious how you all are doing? I hope it's getting easier for you.

Take care!
Jessica
 
 
 

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