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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob's mom Nov 12. 28 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. 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


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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
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
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
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
Jacob's mom replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"thanks so much for your thoughts, your DAD resembles our dog, although she does not have any special gifts, she is a comfort to all of us though! I agree with everything you said, a weight was lifted from Jacobs shoulders when he shared with his new…"
Nov 12
Jacob's mom left a comment for Kelly
"hi Kelly thanks for the friend invite. this site is so good for being heard and understood, have to be part of the 'club' to understand the complexity and the scope of type 1. my son is 16 and uses the omnipod my biggest stressor these…"
Nov 12
Jacob's mom and Kelly are now friends
Nov 12
ashypants replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"I have successfully used melatonin for sleep without any problems. As far as the college thing, it can be an advantage. Though, I would not say it is a disability since the lows are what make us disabled just during the times that they occur. Most…"
Nov 11
Jacob's mom replied to cass1972's discussion 'Ketones' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"well he clearly isn't having to many days like that as his A1c is excellent, is he a big water drinker that definitely offsets ketones, I am like the water police around here. i think his A1c is a better indicator of complications and from that…"
Nov 11
Jacob's mom replied to cass1972's discussion 'Ketones' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"all I can say is wow he is sensitive my son who is 16 can run high 200 to 300 all day and barely have any ketones, if he misses a bolus or if he has a pump issues he is much more likely to carry some but never large, what does his doctor think? I…"
Nov 11
Jacob's mom commented on Jennifer's blog post 'First week of school with diabetes'
"I see strength and resilience in all of you in this story. I am especially proud of big brother griffin with him as a role model I am sure brennan will follow suit. you are also lucky for the wonderful support of the school nurse. ninja and hulk are…"
Nov 1
Jacob's mom commented on Dan P's blog post 'Reflecting...and celebrating, With a little guilt.'
"great blog I especially like your paragraph that says you do not micro manage your diabetes, just deal with what is happening! great, great advise so simple yet so true! congrats on your health you manifested that with your attitude and acceptance…"
Oct 25
Jacob's mom replied to aimeeh2oski's discussion 'Time for the Ophthalmologist' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"definitely not the diabetes! diabetes causes retinal problems that they screen for with dilating the eyes, I would suspect there will be a lot less of these eye problems with the new insulin and technology she's pretty young she could of just…"
Oct 24
Jacob's mom replied to Kate's discussion 'Testing Blood Sugar in the Classroom' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"wow, I would say the teacher is putting your son at risk, physically and mentally I would request a new teacher that is willing to be compassionate and treat cooper with the respect and kindness he deserves, I know it is difficult managing a…"
Oct 24
Jacob's mom replied to Kate's discussion 'Testing Blood Sugar in the Classroom' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I agree with everyone else here, I think it is insensitive of his teacher by lets face it trying to take herself out of the equation and not taking responsibility, is your son capable of self testing? I agree a meeting with the school nurse,…"
Oct 23
Jacob's mom replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"leah thank you so much for your honest input, I love hearing how others are doing so well, we mothers just worry a little! lol! I like your idea of carb loading a bit for work, Jacob tends to do less insulin the meal before his shift and less for…"
Oct 22

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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."

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.

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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