"Yes, I do have a hard time focusing on myself. I find that I'm usually so busy taking care of both the kids that when I do have down time, I usually just want to veg and do something totally mindless (like surf the web!). And even when on the…"
"I'm SO glad you understand the burn out and chaos of having multiple diabetic kids in the home. My second child was diagnosed October of 2010. I haven't been able to fully get over that second diagnosis yet. Instead, I gained 30 lbs and…"
"Deadisletsx2, I completely understand your burn out. I, too, have 2 kids diagnosed with T1D with no family history. My kids were just about the same ages as your when diagnosed. It's okay to feel the way you do. I sometimes think I just…"
"I'm not sure you should really be looking at it that way. I have two T1 kids and we have absolutely NO family history of T1 on either side. What are the chances of that? I was told when my daughter was diagnosed that my son's chances of…"
"Wow, John! That is, by far, the largest number of T1's in one family that I've heard of to date. Your family must have been through so much. Your adopted nephew is very lucky to be in such good hands. As a mom of two young T1's,…"
I'm SO glad you understand the burn out and chaos of having multiple diabetic kids in the home. My second child was diagnosed October of 2010. I haven't been able to fully get over that second diagnosis yet. Instead, I gained 30 lbs and stopped working out and eating well. I just get so overwhelmed with so much diabetes stuff that it seems impossible to do things to take care of myself. Does that happen to you too?
Sorry another thing about Florida - in the beginning we detached the pump for the big roller coasters and sometimes we would forget to reattach right away and this took a few times for us to get used to.
We had a great time in Disney but there wasn't anything special available for children with Type 1 diabetes. They didn't really seem to recognize it. We found the food a lot higher in fat content so we really needed to keep an eye on his BG levels when we ate out. We rented a house which allowed us to eat in most of our meals which was really great.
I received your catchup email - cant believe Devyn is in Kindergarten already. In Australia the school year starts this week so Charlie starts Kindergarten on Friday 30th Jan.
I have a more detailed email to your your other contact I have so I dont take up to much room here.
Thank you, Jonna. Isaac had his first endo appt. today since diagnosis on September 19. He's feeling good, I'm still completely overwhelmed, but we're doing ok. It's getting easier...still hate it every day, but life goes on.
Its Libby again from Australia. I just read your profile - amazing!
Charlie was diagnosed Saturday 6th february, 08. I was due to have a baby 15th February, 08 - he was 2 1/2 weeks overdue and was induced. Tom, my baby is nearly 7 months old now and has been the most amazing distraction from the diabetes thing that has overtaken our lives.
Congratulations and hope to hear from you,
Kindergarten is great. My youngest starts her kindergarten this year also. Alex has gone on to high school where someone in the nurses office has diabetes. In his elementary school there were as many as 5 type 1 kids. The school really knew what they were doing and were very helpful.
I expect your daughter will have a wonderful and fun filled year without any issues being more than a mere nuisance.
Just wanted to say hello. My son wears the Omni pod and likes it very much. We gave him a needle until he got the pump about a year ago. He's 14 now and a big boy so I don't know if it applies to your daughter but personally I think it's great.
Hope you and your daughter are doing well.
Just wanted to let you know that you should click on the "Comment Back" link under someone else's post (on your Comment Wall) so as to leave the comment back in that person's page. Otherwise, they have to come to your page to read your comment.
On a side note, congrats on your baby!!!! Let us all know about your experience with the OmniPod, if you go that route.
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