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Any Holistic suggestions for stage 4 kidney disease?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Aug 16. 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. 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


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Jacob's mom replied to Kate's discussion 'Problems with the school nurse' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"hi there, I would also suggest if he is willing for him to test in the classroom for these situations, he can be very subtle about it, he could also keep juice or glucose tabs at his desk to treat his low without having to interrupt his classroom…"
20 minutes ago
Jacob's mom replied to Jennifer's discussion 'High And Low Blood Sugar' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Hi Jennifer, sorry griffin is not feeling well. I guess I would say for now count your blessings it is a cold and not a stomach bug! If things don't stabilize today I would consider keeping him home Monday, letting him rest will help healing…"
Sep 21
Jacob's mom left a comment for Survivor Mother
"welome to tu, you have found your way to a wonderful site where everyone walks the walk and understands you. So hard to find that level of understanding in even your most 'caring' friends and family. so feel free to ask any questions or…"
Sep 14
Jennifer left a comment for Jacob's mom
"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…"
Sep 13
Jacob's mom left a comment for Jennifer
"thanks for the friend invite Jennifer! I see you are new here this is such a great site for info and support. please ask away and share. or feel to reach out to me directly on 'email' here! I saw your question about night scout and do not…"
Sep 12
Jacob's mom and Jennifer are now friends
Sep 12
Jacob's mom replied to KCCO's discussion 'DKA - 15 years post diagnosis'
"yikes that really surprises me the only time Jacob was remotely close to dka was an occlusion during the night ( no alarm) he threw up around 1 am and his blood sugar was over 500 I assumed you had to be way up there to go into DKA, Jacob can be 230…"
Sep 2
Jacob's mom replied to Ashlynne4's discussion 'Confused and Frustrated... High post-meal BG'
"hi Ashley I quickly read through the replies you received so far. Do you pre bolus 10-20 minutes before eating depending on your blood sugar?? this can help. also are you eating a balance of carbs/ fats/ proteins with every meal? if your meal is too…"
Aug 23
Jacob's mom commented on Stoner's blog post 'A Moment Frozen'
"looks like he was with you all along, and even stronger now that you have heard his voice, lucky you to be so loved. so great for him to share in this venue as I am sure everyone in that room was deeply affected. when we actually hear and…"
Aug 22
Jacob's mom replied to aimeeh2oski's discussion 'How to answer the "why me?" question' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Hi Aimee, yes a heart breaking question, but I agree with barbi's line of thinking, they must 'mourn' the loss of their pancreas and know its ok to be sad, there were times that I had no choice but to let my son cry himself to sleep…"
Aug 20
Jacob's mom replied to SEM2REM's discussion 'Snacks for 5k walk' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"hi there, so 5K is like 2 and 1/2 miles ish I am thinking, so not a huge walk and probably mostly flat easy terrain. if the walk is in the morning I would make sure she has a good breakfast with some protein and fat perhaps a little less insulin.…"
Aug 19
Kathy replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Any Holistic suggestions for stage 4 kidney disease?'
".....sigh. But maybe the uti is playing a role in the bad numbers. Let's hope. Yes, my situation was acute, but usually in acute cases the kidneys come back within a few weeks at most, so the 14 month thing is a complete mystery. Yes, it is a…"
Aug 16
Jacob's mom replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Any Holistic suggestions for stage 4 kidney disease?'
"thanks Kathy I am sure she is honest with her nephrologist but also knows that she should not take ibuprofen she just cant fine anything else to relieve pain perhaps her doc will give her a new idea. she also takes some supplements that she is…"
Aug 16
Kathy replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Any Holistic suggestions for stage 4 kidney disease?'
"Also it's important that blood pressure be carefully controlled, as well as cholesterol."
Aug 16
Kathy replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Any Holistic suggestions for stage 4 kidney disease?'
"Ibuprofen and other nsaids are usually completely forbidden in kidney patients - in fact, I know of a woman (non db) who had kidney failure from years of taking ibuprofen. Did the nephro know she was taking it? I suffered multiple organ failure 4…"
Aug 16
Jacob's mom commented on Jericho's Mom's blog post 'Jericho's Diagnosis'
"oh and eventually your son will convert to a pump which has much more freedom with frequent snacking, it is best to give shots before eating but if you haven't a clue what he is going eat or how much you can always give it after the fact on…"
Aug 16

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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."

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

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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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