My daughter just started pumping about 3 weeks ago. Things are settling out, but I am still fine tuning everything. Here's where I need help. The last couple days, her numbers have been as follows…Continue
Wondering when you switched from nph to lantus (or levemir) did your TDD remain close to the same? Stopped the 12u of nph and currently on 4u of lantus, but humalog doses have over tripled to cover…Continue
"Full units can make a huge difference in a small body. Talk to you team about 1/2 unit syringes or pens (although not sure if the cartrige for levemir fits in the novopen jr or not) But you can always dose the levemir with syringes and the NR with…"
"It is recommended to start taking prenatal vitamins about 3 months prior to conceiving, if you are able. The reason for this is because of the folic acid content. Folic acid is needed by the developing embryo for spinal cord development. The neural…"
"I didn't read all the replies. I am also so sad to hear of your turmoil. I had SUA with my 2nd baby. Although we did have an otherwise normal ultrasound and her heart looked fine, it was her kidneys the doc was worried about. We were told that…"
"Its a terrific idea. The only downside I see is that giving badges based purely on good measurements may have the opposite effect and cause bad feelings. Afterall, sometimes despite doing everything "right" all diabetics are going to have…"
"Your story has always given me much hope for good health and well being for my 4yr old T1. I am pleased to hear you are doing so great with 67 years of D experience. That being said, I am equally hopeful that my daughter will never have to celebrate…"
"It may take awhile, and you may have to look for other symptoms, like sweating, losing energy, lying down, fussiness, etc. But eventually she will be able to tell better. Not always, but at least sometimes. Highs are harder, she may never be able to…"
"hello Jen, my son was diagnosed 2 years ago at age 5. he still does not feel when he is high and does not always feel his lows. the only way he feels his lows is if he is really low,under 40. it just depends on the child. good luck"
"We just finished basal testing on my 4 yr old. Its hard b/c they cannot go 8 hrs without eating. Instead of skipping a meal, we had scrabbled eggs. Tried to keep snacks to a minimum and then if she needed something we'd give her cheese or…"
"They will get better. It is funny, my son has been as low as 24 (to my horror) and still acting relatively normal, but the has been in the 50s and can act extremely low. Those early years are just challenging.
Hang in there!"
I'VE BEEN T1 SINCE I WAS NOT YET 3, AM NOW 78+.MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME HOW TO KNOW THAT I AM LOW BY : STANDING WITH MY SHOE LACES LOOSE...IF THEY WERE MOVING..SHAKING ..THAT MEANT I WAS LOW & I SHOULD TELL HER RIGHT AWAY. GOOD LUCK...IF I CAN HELP LET ME KNOW...
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