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New pumper, help with adjustments

Started this discussion. Last reply by still_young_at_heart Sep 1, 2012. 8 Replies

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

transition from nph to lantus

Started Jul 10, 2012 0 Replies

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

preschoolers and pumping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adjomom Aug 12, 2012. 25 Replies

I am looking to switch my nearly 4yr old over to a pump before she starts school. I am wondering what issues/difficulties others have dealt when pumping this young if any?Continue

toddlers/preschoolers that pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Jun 3, 2012. 1 Reply

I am looking to switch my nearly 4yr old over to a pump before she starts school. I am wondering what issues/difficulties others have dealt when pumping this young if any?Continue


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Jen replied to MisMelissa's discussion 'Lots of Hypos lately' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"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…"
May 11, 2013
Jen liked jakesmom427's discussion Feeling very angry right now
Jan 29, 2013
Jen and TheTurtleMoves are now friends
Jan 26, 2013
Jen replied to neenee vitollo's discussion 'prenatal vitomins?'
"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…"
Jan 25, 2013
Jen replied to Underdog's discussion 'Surprise pregnancy at 13 weeks, Type 1, 33, prognosis NOT good. Please help-- we are heartbroken.'
"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…"
Jan 4, 2013
Jen replied to Chris Miller's discussion 'Infusion Site in Chest'
"I have a friend (using omnipod) and she says she has had success there."
Dec 17, 2012
Jen replied to elizabeth.redman178's discussion 'You know you're diabetic when...'
"......your mother asks you how you've been and you answer in numbers."
Dec 3, 2012
Jen replied to Chuck Lin's discussion 'I want to build a site and iphone app for kids and their parents for FREE' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"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…"
Dec 3, 2012
Jen joined Danny's group


"Total Available Glucose. The premise behind TAG is that a portion of the protein and fat content of the meal will also contribute to carb loading above and beyond the actual carbs in the meal."
Dec 2, 2012
Jen updated their profile
Nov 27, 2012
Jen replied to Adjomom's discussion 'Skin reactions at Pod site' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"After we deactivate the pod, I soak the adhesive with baby oil. After about 10 mins the pod pretty much falls off. That has helped with the irriation from the adhesive"
Sep 27, 2012
Jen replied to Richard157's discussion '67'th Diaversary'
"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…"
Sep 18, 2012
Sarah Howard replied to Jen's discussion 'When did your child feel low?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"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…"
Sep 17, 2012
c.schambers replied to Jen's discussion 'When did your child feel low?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"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"
Sep 15, 2012
Jen replied to Dee's discussion 'Anyone test basals all in one go?'
"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…"
Sep 14, 2012
daneenm replied to Jen's discussion 'When did your child feel low?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"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!"
Sep 14, 2012

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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
November 18, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.0 (Nov26/12) Yay!
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I am the mother and stand in pancreas for my daughter who was dx Nov '11 at the age of 3.

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At 8:43am on May 25, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo on being a featured member Jen!!

At 2:12pm on May 3, 2012, shoshana27 said…


At 7:35am on April 20, 2012, shoshana27 said…

when she gets a pump you'll both be so much happier

At 7:33am on April 20, 2012, shoshana27 said…

you're welcome. i'm glad you ap preciate my reply.give your little one a big HUG :)

At 4:27pm on April 14, 2012, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Jen!
At 2:50pm on April 14, 2012, Doris D said…

I was gonna tell u about the group for parents of Type 1's but I see Marie gave u the link to it. The've got some good ideas there. It will help u out very much.

At 2:48pm on April 14, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 12:33pm on April 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 12:18pm on April 14, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Jen, welcome! please join our group for parents

and let me know if you have any questions about our community.

At 11:46am on April 14, 2012, shoshana27 said…

things are better & easier than when i was 3.have had t1 since now 78.




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