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Can deppression be related to type 1 diabetes in a teen?

Started this discussion. Last reply by gabby Jun 7, 2012. 11 Replies

My daughter is 15 yrs. old and for the past several weeks has been going through a bout of deppression and constant crying. I found out that she was being bullied in her HS because of her being…Continue

Gastric Bypass. When is too young too young?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Jun 18, 2011. 17 Replies

In our last endo appt, the doctor told my 14 yr. old child to get Gastric Bypass. Yes my child is a bit over weight but exercise and carb. counting has helped her loose a total of 37pds. in 4 months.…Continue

Why can't type 2 insulin dependent diabetics get an Insulin pump if they take multiple shots?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suftroml Dec 25, 2010. 69 Replies

Why the unfairness? Type 2's dependents on insulin every day should be approved pumps. If they get multiple shots daily than the pump would serve the same  purpose. It also would give better glucose…Continue

 

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rick phillips left a comment for Fighting for Stephany
"Fighting for Stephany, 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."
Feb 14
sdkate replied to Fighting for Stephany's discussion 'Physician's need to get educated on other available treatments for Diabetes Type 2'
"It has always (for my entire 12 years of being a T2) been my approach, that this is my disease and I am the leader of a team of people who "work" for me. Thus when they join my medical team, or when I ask them to be a part of my team, they…"
Mar 2, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Fighting for Stephany
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD…"
Feb 14, 2013
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Fighting for Stephany posted a status
"Ten years have gone by since her diagnosis of diabetes, to she's 16 and still in control...Happy Birthday."
Feb 14, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for Fighting for Stephany
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Feb 14, 2013
jims replied to Fighting for Stephany's discussion 'Physician's need to get educated on other available treatments for Diabetes Type 2'
"10-4. Its not just the Docs, but the "approved cures" and legal rigamarole as well as the in fighting in the research arena and some of the dogma that is strained from all of that. Given the stone henge tools and lack of better 24/7…"
Jan 26, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Fighting for Stephany's discussion 'Physician's need to get educated on other available treatments for Diabetes Type 2'
"Stay on your soapbox! Stemwinder makes a key point. Very few, if any, of the docs we see are doing "research". They are, to a large degree, "spam in a can" clockpunchers who are closely monitored. They have to feud with insurers…"
Jan 26, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Fighting for Stephany's discussion 'Physician's need to get educated on other available treatments for Diabetes Type 2'
"I have had my share of disagreements with primary care physicians but I feel a need defend them a little here. As a 20 year veteran of the Type 2 wars I realize how much that patients have affected the way they operate. Many patients resist…"
Jan 26, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Fighting for Stephany's discussion 'Physician's need to get educated on other available treatments for Diabetes Type 2'
"I hear you. I have had a disturbing number of doctors just tell me that my diabetes is my fault. If I just didn't eat like a pig, I could lose weight and I wouldn't have diabetes. OMG. Do they have any clue? I have diabetes because I was…"
Jan 26, 2013
Fighting for Stephany replied to Fighting for Stephany's discussion 'Physician's need to get educated on other available treatments for Diabetes Type 2'
"It all deppends on your level of diagnosis, I was diagnosed in 1996 and have been dealing with it ever since. All states are different on the handling of care, I came from Conn. And there they advocated for patients. Here in Florida it's known…"
Jan 26, 2013
christy replied to Fighting for Stephany's discussion 'Physician's need to get educated on other available treatments for Diabetes Type 2'
"It seems to me traditionally a lot of type 2's are not aggressively managed until major problems start occurring, then the PCP wants to shove them off on some endo to figure out. My personal advice, any time you are dealing with a complex…"
Jan 26, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Fighting for Stephany's discussion 'Physician's need to get educated on other available treatments for Diabetes Type 2'
"I think that T2 is more complex than T1 so I dunno if it's entirely appropriate to treat them the same way. Brian posted a guys name that reminded me of having seen his article before and it goes into a lot of detail that explains, from the…"
Jan 26, 2013
Fighting for Stephany replied to Fighting for Stephany's discussion 'Physician's need to get educated on other available treatments for Diabetes Type 2'
"I don't want to seem combative, but when you deal with a faulty medical system that allows those who need it to fall through the cracks because of not having any knowledge of diabetes it upsets me. Care should be equally the same for both…"
Jan 26, 2013
jims replied to Fighting for Stephany's discussion 'Physician's need to get educated on other available treatments for Diabetes Type 2'
"I hate to be combative but the author's comments seem to apply to the whole type 2 diabetes treatments and mentality. Rather than a dynamic learning industry that is watching and learning all aspects of types 2, looking for oppotunites to…"
Jan 26, 2013
Fighting for Stephany replied to Fighting for Stephany's discussion 'Physician's need to get educated on other available treatments for Diabetes Type 2'
"Physician's need to become more educated when it comes to treatments. Not always injections work, specially if you are a student,working or traveling. I noticed that many phycisian's are not open minded about pumps,or any other available…"
Jan 26, 2013

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Fighting for an Insulin Pump

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 10:27am 11 Comments



My daughter was diagnosed at age 6 and was put on insulin and oral meds, she's now 13 years old and the battle for a

pump started in 2005 and still they refuse to put her on it. We reached one mile stone she got approved fro the CGM

today, but still no pump. Wow what has to happen for this to be done. Shes tired of shots and constant pricking, her

fingers hurt all the time and have black dots on them. Can't the doctors realize the pain our children feel. Life has to get better,… Continue

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At 1:03am on February 14, 2014, rick phillips said…

Fighting for Stephany, 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.

At 5:04pm on February 14, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
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 6:10am on February 14, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 2:06am on February 14, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 3:05am on February 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Fighting for Stephany. I wish for you a most wonderful day. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

At 1:01am on February 14, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Fighting for Stephany!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 10:25am on June 5, 2011, Robyn said…
Thanks for the message. Pump? Nah.....not for me. Too chicken :) Maybe the OmniPod someday. Hope you have a good day.
At 2:17pm on May 19, 2011, Jigger said…
I haven't heard from her yet but I just posted yesterday so I'm hoping she'll send me an email. I hate that I have an extra pump just laying around. . . .

Thanks!
At 2:14pm on March 26, 2011, Doris D said…
At 8:29am on February 14, 2011, Doris D said…
 
 
 

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