"My son is 14 so a little more common for the occasional acne flare ups. I know its hard to resist, but I would avoid "popping zits". This can cause permanent scarring. Adolescent acne starts when the testosterone levels start to increase…"
"My son was diagnosed when he was 12. He will be 14 next week. He has been diabetic for 1 1/2 years. My son loves and I mean loves the pump. A pump gives so much tighter control, eliminates so many shots and really gave him back normalcy that he…"
"Well...one of the things you have on your side is your son’s age. At this age during the night, hormones and testosterone peak. This is why a lot of kids this age have what is called the dawn phenomenan. Which is basically they wake up high…"
"We went through something similar the year my son was diagnosed. Honestly, my best advice is to tell them you want her removed from that teachers class. This is what we did and it was my sons saving grace. His old math teacher was an idiot. I would…"
"Goodness......your wife certainly sounds like a work of art! How awful of her to say those things. I think diabetes camp is a wonderful idea. My son went last year for the first time and loved it. Have him signed up for this summer and he is looking…"
"I agree with Elizabeth. To hear that your wife has made any negative comments to your child about her disease is sad. This isnt a disease that is going away any time soon and could very well be for her entire life. Your daughter has enough to deal…"
"My sons pump which was only 7 months old decided to quit working. Thankfully it was under warranty and they sent out a replacement within 24 hours. That 24 hours my son was miserable. Was so unhappy having to go back to shots until the new pump…"
"That is a shame that your wife has put that idea in her head that the pump is ugly. The pump gave my son so much more normalcy in life. It also allows you to give exact insulin instead of rounding up or down which then can give you better blood…"
"My first guess is if you are doing a home A1C test, that it is not accurate. If you are checking her as often as you say, including night time and not getting high readings, to have that high of an A1C, the numbers don't jive. I wouldnt even…"
"I also have a 13 year old. Not sure about you, but in the past 6 months I have noticed major changes with my sons mood. They are right at that age where hormones are kicking in full force....their bodies are changing right before our…"
"Amy how old is Jacob?
While I will say that my sons doctor is exactly what you are looking for with a doctor, I don't think this is always the norm. Unfortunately, the doctors don't always have that patient/doctor relationship you are…"
"I agree. We actually postponed this trip from a year prior because when my son was first diagnosed, I couldnt imagine doing Disney with a diabetic child. But even with the warm temperatures and the lines, the biggest issue we had was not giving…"
"When we went to Busch Gardens in November, they said we had to check his diabetes bag in a locker on certain rides. We did this on one ride and then from that point, I explained that if we check his bag in a locker, go stand in a line for an hour,…"
"Just went to Disney (Orlando) in November. Disney will NOT give you a guest assistance card that allows your whole party to enter through the exit of rides any more. They only thing they will give you is a guest assistance card that allows you to…"
"Yes look what I gave her. I gave her advice, I gave her my opinion and I gave her encouragement. I also defended her for not wanting to express her emotions in front of her child and defended my belief on this. Unfortunately difference in opinions…"
i know what you mean, i'm actually not on facebook, i justify my time on tudiabetes as my "support system'" but regular facebook i've shyed away from maybe i'll jump on just to check out your site, i'll send you an email sometime thanks for sharing! amy
jacob is 13 as well! we should start a new group 13 year old boys with type 1, there are afew on here! jacob does well but still has some anxiety about sharing that he is a type 1 with everyone, his close friends know, for instance he just started gym and I turned his basal down and he is running high at lunch, he has gym mid morning, i am beginning to think he might me high because he is nervous about someone seeing his pod while changing or just the whole situation of something new, i've asked him if he would like to join tu diabetes and he says no he likes to handle it which he does well and forget it! i understand that he is busy being a kid at least he is responsible and knowledgeable! have a good week! amy
you sound like you have a good head on your shoulders when it comes to your sons management, i feel we are on the same page with our coping skills and basic stragy with our boys, how old is jerod and how does he deal with all of this? hope all is well, amy
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