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Driving with Diabetes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Mar 12. 8 Replies

Hi all, Jacob is soon to get his license! We try not to be helicopter parents and let Jacob feel empowered to deal with his D his way with us supporting and yes advising at times. When we started…Continue

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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Stuart replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Driving with Diabetes'
"Hello Leah: Any treatment which has to be FOUND, counted, searched for or given multiple times (candy, low dose glucose tabs) are potentially problems. Hopefully you live in a warm climate???"
Mar 12
Jacob's mom replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Driving with Diabetes'
"Sam, thank you for acknowledging that rules don't work well for teens! I like your suggestion. I have been really working to stay away form always asking D questions and let him handle it ( I do still look at all his numbers and offer…"
Mar 11
Leah replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Driving with Diabetes'
"I test right before I drive if I haven't tested recently and I keep juice in the glove compartment. If I'm driving for more than 2 hours, I test periodically."
Mar 10
Stuart replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Driving with Diabetes'
"Hello Amy: The first time Jacob has any accident, any moving violation, IF in ANY way the state can blame his diabetes for them, or becomes aware he is a diabetic, his ability to drive is potentially at risk. Make 10,000% certain he knows…"
Mar 10
Susan Van Abs replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Driving with Diabetes'
"Test before driving and blood glucose should be at least 100. If he has a CGM and the trend is stable - I would drive at 90. All my health care providers have said 100 though or above. Congratulations to Jacob!"
Mar 10
jjm335 replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Driving with Diabetes'
"In the UK there are a series of legal guidelines set out by the driving licence authority. If you are on insulin you have to sign the form agreeing to these every time you renew your licence. Theoretically you could be prosecuted if you don't…"
Mar 10
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Driving with Diabetes

Hi all, Jacob is soon to get his license! We try not to be helicopter parents and let Jacob feel empowered to deal with his D his way with us supporting and yes advising at times. When we started this process we thought he should check is blood sugar before driving esp. if it has been a while since a bs check or after work. ( he works pretty hard at a grocery store and underboluses for his food while working with mostly good results, rare lows occasional highs with being too conservative with…See More
Mar 10
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…"
Feb 27
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

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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 (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…


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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