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Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Abe Feb 4. 38 Replies

Hi all, My son has been doing pretty good with his D lately but a few issues are weighing on my mind. He started his first job at a grocery store yesterday, he's a bit stressed about it as he really…Continue

Any Holistic suggestions for stage 4 kidney disease?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Aug 16, 2014. 8 Replies

Hi all, my twin sister Beth does not have diabetes but had severe complications with her pregnancy 10 years ago that left her with stable moderate kidney disease, naively we all thought this was her…Continue

Does anyone use freestyle lite strips in their omnipod??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob's mom Feb 26, 2014. 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

 

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Jacob's mom replied to sweetmom's discussion 'personal questionnaire about omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"looks like you got some great info so far, my son has been using the omnipod for almost 4 years and feel the newer smaller model is more reliable still some occasional errors, we also sometimes notice bs rising when it is close to change out. there…"
Friday
Abe replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"withholding this information can be grounds for dismal. He must tell his boss. It maybe too late already. He should understand that there are laws to protect him and allow him to take care of himself in the event he has a low. Do not talk to his…"
Feb 4
Jacob's mom replied to aimeeh2oski's discussion 'Sugar Alcohols and High Blood Sugar' in the group OmniPod Users
"interesting conversation, Jacob rarely eats anything sugar free so cant really contribute to that end, but social stressor or excitement at school can't be ruled out, even at 16 Jacob will have some strange high numbers ( over 400) pop up at…"
Feb 4
mohe0001 replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"Interesting. I wouldn't have guessed."
Jan 28
Jacob's mom replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"Hi Neil, interesting, on melatonin, my sister who has been trying it for her autistic daughter, came across a side effect of high blood sugar this is not the case for him, he rarely takes it now as I think his sleep issues were more related to…"
Jan 28
Jacob's mom replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"Hi alex, thank you so much for your input! I agree about the diabetes thing at work but have been learning to step back and let him lead, have been hoping it would come up in conversation with someone but not yet. He is very in tune with himself and…"
Jan 28
Nell replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"Wondering about melatonin. I note that Jacob's mom noted that depression runs in the family. A "less common" side effect can be short term depression. I just checked mayoclinic about melatonin and below are the side effects they note.…"
Jan 28
Alex replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"Hi Amy, My name is Alex. I'm 26 and have had diabetes for 23 years. I know it's a matter of opinion, but I would STRONGLY recommend that Jacob tell his boss that he has diabetes. If (knock on wood) something were to happen and Jacob has a…"
Jan 28
mohe0001 replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"I agree. I really wish they would get sued more often. It is against the law. People don't always have very good motives, its good to remember that. It used to really surprise me. Now I expect it."
Jan 17
Kari replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"Honestly, I would think that an employer who refuses to call 911 can be sued for THAT, not for workman's comp.... if someone needs 911, they need 911. Refusing to call could harm them further. And firing someone for taking an ambulance?…"
Jan 16
mohe0001 replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"While I don't want to activate the maternal fear response, I should add my experience that some, smaller employers will occasionally prevent 911 from being called. I have seen them bully teenage, and younger college age employees to prevent…"
Jan 16
Kari replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"I have always disclosed my diabetes at a job-site, after being hired. I just say 'I want people to know in case I need assistance' and leave it at that unless they have questions. Where I am right now everyone is very supportive and want…"
Jan 16
Jacob's mom commented on Jennifer's blog post '1 Month Of Diabetes'
"so glad to here he is doing better and the school is on board to help, kudos to you and griffin for setting the tone. bitter sweet in a big way but he is probably at a good age to learn and accept and not reminisce about what life was like pre D.…"
Nov 29, 2014
Jacob's mom replied to Dave's discussion 'Pod failures, and changed pattern of errors' in the group OmniPod Users
"yes I agree, Jacob tends to get afew what I consider partial occlusions when he doesn't get an alarm but shows rising crazy blood sugar trends for no reason, he has had more of these lately and he has been good about rotating sites.... always…"
Nov 20, 2014
Kelly left a comment for Jacob's mom
"Hello Amy. My son is 11 and uses the Omnipod also. We also have Dexcom Cgm. Thanks for the Welcome :)"
Nov 12, 2014
Jacob's mom commented on Elizabeth's blog post 'Year Six = Transformational'
"great strides in independence! I think you are doing awesome in 'inviting' him into his own care in appropriate ways. independence, trust and feeling confident not scared by a hovering mom ( ok I can be that mom at times only when he…"
Nov 12, 2014

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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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Date diagnosed
January 26, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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At 3:44pm on November 12, 2014, Kelly said…

Hello Amy. My son is 11 and uses the Omnipod also. We also have Dexcom Cgm. Thanks for the Welcome :)

At 3:57pm on September 13, 2014, Jennifer said…

Thanks for the Welcome. That was very kind of you. Night Scout is something that works with the CGM and you hook it up to your phone and watch and you can see a persons blood sugar from anywhere. I would be able to see his blood sugar while he was at school.

At 8:20pm on July 24, 2014, crys said…

protein, carbs, and fat?... rite on... c, in all the 6 years we've had this, i never knew... was never told or explained to... our endro doesn't break it down like i feed i need them too. so i've set out in search, and here i am...

so, i'm glad u responded... i have alot of ?s' and concerns.... since our son's are the same age, ... please chat me back.... let's get this party started... ty

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."
I SAY:
Jacob has a WONDERFUL VERY SPECIAL ENLIGHTENED MOTHER.

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!!
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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 (aka: #blankieboy) said…

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

At 8:20pm on May 7, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) 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.

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…

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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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