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Jacob's mom's Discussions

Does anyone use freestyle lite strips in their omnipod??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob's mom Feb 26. 4 Replies

We have used these for years, I thought I read here that they were really the same strips as the regular freestyle and just put out under a different name for marketing reasons. In light of the…Continue

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Any thoughts on snow boarding with an omnipod???

Started this discussion. Last reply by A. Barney Dec 22, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi everyone, Jacob has joined the ski club and will be snowboarding, he will get all the gear for Christmas. Of course I am a bit worried about how his omnipod will fair on the slopes. I think he…Continue

Consider signing this petition to increase funding for research for type 1

Started Dec 21, 2013 0 Replies

Hi all, I stumbled upon this site to sign this petition to increase funding for children with type 1. Think about checking out the site, I think you will need to cut and past this link and not just…Continue

Help motivating TEEN!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Oct 25, 2013. 6 Replies

First of all let me put out that Jacob is 99 % compliant with bolusing and relatively proactive about his diabetes with a fairly healthy self esteem and attitude in general. BUT lately his diabetes…Continue


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Jacob's mom replied to Brad's discussion 'Seeking Advice - What's in Your Kit?' in the group OmniPod Users
"hey brad, my son is kind of paranoid about carrying his extra supplies, so much easier with a girl and a purse!! however he just puts everything in the black case that came with the omnipod, extra bottle of insulin wrapped in a tissue in the inside…"
Jacob's mom replied to Hooly's discussion 'Question for parents about diagnosis of Type 1' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"he there where you have the ability to monitor his blood sugars at home I don't think a trip to the endo would be warrented, my son had some hypo symptoms perhaps 6 months prior to D such as 'feeling' low after a bowl of junky cereal…"
Jacob's mom left a comment for amira colene rose
"thanks for the friend invite amira, sounds like are doing ok it is a huge adjustment but eventually it becomes your new 'normal'. acceptance is huge, my son was very self conscious for a while and still is but is doing better now that his…"
Jul 13
Jacob's mom and amira colene rose are now friends
Jul 13
Jacob's mom commented on amira colene rose's blog post 'to be a sibling....'
"hey there, I am not sure how old you are but that is very compassionate to see the world through your brothers eyes, did you share this insight with your parents?? I can see this happening in my family to some extent but have tried hard to make my…"
Jul 13
Jacob's mom replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'Insulin Action Setting' in the group OmniPod Users
"hi there, with the way that the omnipod accounts for insulin on board, we set Jacobs to 2.5 hours any longer and he wasn't getting enough of a bolus with what it subtracted for IOB, we still round up at times, he eats frequently so this was an…"
Jul 12
Jacob's mom replied to julez_79's discussion 'Now I have to feel guilty for GOOD control?!'
"first great job on the A1c obviously you ( not your doctor) are doing a great job managing your diabetes on all levels. I highly agree that this is your diabetes and you are doing a great job being responsible, testing frequently has helped you with…"
Jul 8
Jacob's mom replied to Bec's discussion 'A Positive Side of Diabetes?'
"hi bec! welcome back to tu!! I haven't been on here as much either as Jacob is getting more and more independent but I still like to connect with people that understand the 'battle' and thrive with it, as you post suggests. there are…"
Jul 5
Jacob's mom replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'Daughter 13 and refusing shots'
"I agree dave absolutely she is a teen, if you were told you couldn't have the luxury and convenience of your pump ( if you use one) you would be very upset, albeit able to be a bit more mature about the situation being a grown up and all but…"
Jul 4
Jacob's mom replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'Daughter 13 and refusing shots'
"hi again Natalie, you are sooo on my mind, I forgot to mention that when Jacob first considered the pod, my husbands company had a cap on durable medical supplies which is what they consider the pod to be so it was out of our reach, I wrote a heart…"
Jul 4
Jacob's mom replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'Daughter 13 and refusing shots'
"omg, Natalie, I haven't been on here in ages and just saw this. how are things going. honestly I think Jacob would have a very hard time with this as well. I hope you guys are able to swing something with insurance, or something. I know kids…"
Jul 4
Jacob's mom commented on Diabetic Dad's blog post 'No Title'
"attitude is everything!! thanks for sharing. amy"
Jul 4
Jacob's mom replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'Questions from a Newbie Pod-er's Mom' in the group OmniPod Users
"first of all GOOD FOR YOU! for taking control, no offense to your endo team but if you waited for them to ok every decision things would never get done and your daughter may start thinking poor control is acceptable, they say essentially type 1 esp…"
Jun 30
Jacob's mom replied to Regina's discussion 'OMG, two failed pods in one day!' in the group OmniPod Users
"there does seem to be a bit of a learning curve when new on the omnipod, are you pitching up the sites, being super careful about bubbles, I agree when you have an issue answering 20 questions is a pain, but they are just following protocol, hope…"
Jun 11
Jacob's mom commented on Michelle's blog post 'Insomnia and Diabetes'
"interesting, my son is a teen and I thought his sleep issues were related to being a teen and didn't really consider that diabetes my be impacting his sleep, another thing to look into.. for him I suggest turning the electronics off and reading…"
Jun 8
Jacob's mom replied to dishers's discussion 'Basal getting higher' in the group OmniPod Users
"that's what I am thinking it is a response to the pain you are dealing with, what kind of highs are you talking about, are you rotating your sites with your pod? I would recommending approaching the root cause of the pain from all angles."
Jun 8

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At 7:10pm on November 29, 2013, GinaY said…

Dear Jacob's Mom: you said,
"Most humans are inherently self centered, looking for others to empathize with you is like, expecting your husband to tell you that you are beautiful everyday! You alone must feel your beauty and your competence. I not having diabetes don't share your experience but my son has it. I am a very empathic person, I SEE YOU. and so does everyone else here who walks the walk. But at the end of the day you alone are the best you have. All the ability to cope and live well and happy in the world lies within you. Access this and you will shine brighter and find more peace despite the circumstances of your life, of course it helps to be heard and have some true friends alone the way, but we cannot expect more out of anyone than they are capable of giving."

At 4:16am on September 5, 2013, Mom of a Winner said…

As always, I appreciate your words. You have no idea how much. Surrounded by light is a great way to see our children. He shared last night he felt sick, then said, I think I'm just thinking about going to the new school. Your words cams at the right time. Thank you.

At 6:36pm on May 31, 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 Jacob's mom!!
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!

At 9:16am on May 31, 2013, brokenpole said…

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

At 2:33am on May 31, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Amy, Happy Birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 8:20pm on May 7, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Thank you for the kind comments, I am working on it. Rick

At 2:15am on April 3, 2013, Metteryogy said…

Hes 11 years old thanks for your advice.

At 6:32pm on March 17, 2013, bagpipegirl said…

Hi, thank you for trying to help. Yes, this is all pretty new to me. I really guess I needed to vent some. I feel that I am out of my honeymoon period but maybe I'm not. My D started acting differently since I was sick at the end of December which is why I think I'm out of the honeymoon. How is Mass? I drive through it on my way to visit friends but have never really spent much time there. -Bagpipegirl

At 6:07am on March 10, 2013, Linda G said…

Featured again...AWESOME!! BRAVO JACOB'S MOM!!!!

At 5:17am on March 5, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Hello. Thanks for the note. The cat is CHICO SANTOS he belongs to my neighbors who are Snowbirds. He will be going home MA end of April. They have 2 lady cats so Chico comes to us for peace and quiet. He belonged to the owner's Mother who is in Assisted Living. I guess all the residents spoiled him rotten. I have never had a cat but I love Chico. He is a chracted. He stays all day. I hope all is well with you. Reed

Jacob's mom's Blog

Teen diabetes revalation

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 2:09pm 5 Comments

So some of you have probably heard me talk of Jacob and his insecurity about his diabetes. He decided to have two friends over today. He just started a new high school this year so new faces and very few know about his diabetes. He was really nervous about having friends up and sharing his news. So I bring down brownies, drinks and Jacobs PDM and tester. He says I got this mom. So like any mom I hang on the stairs to eavesdrop! Jacob very calmly says, guys I am not sure you know but I have…


Shoveling success!!!

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 10:38am 4 Comments

I am so happy about Jacob's first job i had to share! He is 14 and his uncle works for the local elderly housing complex and needs help with shoveling, he usually always gets low with shoveling but we wanted him to have a chance to earn a few bucks and not let diabetes fear slow him down. So he woke up at around 150 and I bolused about 3/4's of the insulin i normally would for his egg and cheese on an English muffin with coffee, this was planned for the fat/protein combo. I turned his basal…




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