"My friend's 4-year-old son hassle his taken out this year and she dealt with him throwing ketones while his blood sugar was LOW. It was quite a struggle to keep him out of the hospital, but he made it through ok."
"Your son's case is very unusual. My daughter was diagnosed in 10/10 with a blood sugar of 669, was admitted to Childrens immediately and has been on insulin ever since. She is now on the pump. The doctor we go to told us when to make all…"
"Hi Jill, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say I hope everything is going smooth during your first week on the pump. My four year old daughter Isabelle has been on the pump since June 6/11 (dx Feb 17/11). Although things will be an uphill…"
"We live in the Dallas area and my daughter is starting on an insulin pump next month. I'm not sure what the process is elsewhere, but we have a several-step process to complete before we can get a pump. The last step is for us to attend a 2-day…"
"We're currently on Humalog and Humulin and will soon be switching to Lantus in a couple of weeks. Is there a bottle form that you draw up into a needle? I'd rather use a pen as I think it would be easier to drAw up exact doses."
"Lantus is approved for use by kids, but it has not been studied in children younger than 6 years. That does not mean that it is unsafe, only that it has just not been studied. And better is a relative term. While many people find Lantus works very…"
"My 3-year-old daughterwas diagnosed 4 months ago. She had had this weird rash on her bottom for a couple of weeks and we couldn"t figure out why she had it. Then we noticed later on day that she was very, very tired. We went for a walk, and my…"
"I'm really getting frustrated with my daughter's Endocrinologist who works out of Children's Hospital in Dallas. I called today to get an appointment to switch her over to a different insulin, and they said the earliest appointment is…"
"Thanks so much for taking time to offer me some advice. I really like your idea about ice cream and I know that you are right. We ate some ice cream at someones house last weekend that was about 15 carbs per 1/2 cup and it was…"
"My daughter Amy is 3 and was diagnosed in October. It has been much the same with her diet. It really has not changed much since she was diagnosed. She eats all the same foods, with the exception of changing to sugar-free ice…"
Hi Jill, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say I hope everything is going smooth during your first week on the pump. My four year old daughter Isabelle has been on the pump since June 6/11 (dx Feb 17/11). Although things will be an uphill battle, I can tell you almost 5 months later that it is amazing. It has given her and us freedom that I thought was gone forever. I did not feel like I had much resources, help or anyone to ask my questions to, so please feel free to contact me for any advice I may be able to offer. email@example.com. Good Luck. Robin
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