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Linda G left a comment for Chris
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Apr 11
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Chris
"Chris, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday."
Apr 11
Chris replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"Wow! I contacted Abbott and we're getting the replacements test strips, but I was told that these replacement test strips will only be compatible with the Omnipod PDM internal meter -- they will not be compatible with a stand alone Freestyle…"
Feb 20
Elizabeth replied to Chris's discussion 'Stomach Issues with T1D Teen' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Celiac can be tough to diagnose. Is he having any unexplained lows? That is what tends to happen with celiac in T1D. If so, you can either get him scoped, or maybe just do a trial of gluten-free for a couple of weeks and see if that helps with the…"
Feb 19
Chris replied to Chris's discussion 'Stomach Issues with T1D Teen' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Yes, celiac was definitely the first thing to pop into my head. My son just had the yearly blood work done again (including the test for celiac)two weeks ago and it again came back negative. I may push to have him scoped to double check for celiac.…"
Feb 5
Mommymimi replied to Chris's discussion 'Stomach Issues with T1D Teen' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I would give the celiac idea some more consideration. There is a gigantically higher risk for those with T1D to have celiac than people in he general population. My daughter is T1D & celiac. She did have the celiac antibodies present and have…"
Feb 4
Chris replied to Tapestry's discussion 'Identification Tag' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had stickers made up with my son's name and our phone number on them (best to use cellphone number in case things get misplaced when you're traveling and away from your home's land line). I've stuck them on the Dexcom, PDM and…"
Jan 31
Chris replied to Clare's discussion 'PDM Consistently low' in the group OmniPod Users
"This happened to me a couple of months ago, too. Exchanged the PDM 3 times with Insulet because they all read very low - even with control solution. Ultimately, I think I had one of the bad batches of strips, but I find that the PDM still reads 10…"
Jan 29
BlessedMom replied to Chris's discussion 'Stomach Issues with T1D Teen' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Hi Chris. My 13 yr old daughter was also having stomach issues for quite some time. April will be 3 yrs since diagnosis. The stomach aches started about a year later. We went to her ped. 3 times, endo 2 times and 1 trip to the emergency room.…"
Jan 15
cass1972 replied to Chris's discussion 'Stomach Issues with T1D Teen' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My son is also 14. Diagnosed T1D 2 years ago. He started having stomach pains/ nausea about 6 months ago. He is on Prilosec which only seems to help a little. He wakes up almost every morning with the pain and nausea but it normally disappears after…"
Jan 15
Mark replied to Chris's discussion 'Stomach Issues with T1D Teen' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"We have the same issue with our 14 year-old son. A daily zantac 150 helps but does not completely alleviate symptoms. Like you, blood tests for celiac come back negative, and, ketones are negative. I was just thinking it to stress but maybe there is…"
Jan 15
kaitype1 replied to Chris's discussion 'Stomach Issues with T1D Teen' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I have a 16 year old teen diagnosed last Feb 2013. I have been happy to change up his diet and take away the inflammatory foods that regularly aggravate (if not create) Type 1. Grains and Dairy, processed foods and sugars and last but not least…"
Jan 15
Chris added a discussion to the group parents of kids with Type 1
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Stomach Issues with T1D Teen

I have a 13-year-old T1D son who has been experiencing some on and off stomach issues. Sometimes it is just a stomach ache that lasts a couple of days and sometimes in includes stomach acid being regurgitated (sorry to be gross). All of his celiac tests have some back negative, but I am very concerned about what this might be. I suppose it could be acid reflux, but seems odd for a person his age. Not sure if I am clear on what the symptoms of celiac look like or if I should have him scoped to…See More
Jan 15
Chris replied to maddie521's discussion 'PDM Issues with BG Readings' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yes! Yes! Yes! I have the same problem. Even tested the PDM meter against 2 other freestyle meters with the control solution. The PDM meter came in below the acceptable range listed on the test strips for control solution testing, while the other…"
Sep 19, 2013
Chris commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"We are now on our second replacement PDM due to false low blood sugar readings provided by the PDM. This is crazy and scary! Who wants to treat for a low when you aren't really low??!! I strongly recommend that my fellow Omnipod users test…"
Sep 18, 2013
Chris commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"Is anyone experiencing problems with the blood sugar readings from the PDM being much lower than blood sugar when tested against other meters and CGM? I'm talking off by 100+! This is very concerning!"
Sep 12, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Learn from others how to help my son live well with T1D

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Day in the Life of a Type 1 Video

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 1:45pm 0 Comments

A friend of mine teaches at a nursing school and has asked me about a video that would explain what "a day in the life" of a person with Type 1 looks like. I've thought about making my own video with my T1D son, but I was wondering if anyone knows of a professional video that might be out there to educate the public about what people with T1D face everyday.

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At 4:16am on April 11, 2014, 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 CHRIS!!
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 2:01am on April 11, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Chris, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 5:02am on April 11, 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 Chris!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 every day!
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At 4:57am on April 11, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:15am on September 5, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 7:34pm on September 4, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Chris...
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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people, and parents of children with diabetes, such as....
"Teenagers with Type 1" (must be 13), "Parents of Kids with type 1"
and "Kids with Diabetes"
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 6:10am on September 4, 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 please check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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