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I hate Valentines Day.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Feb 14, 2013. 6 Replies

I was relieved the other day when another Mom used this avenue to vent about the frustrations of being a parent of a type 1 child. So for the very special occasion of "V - Day" I thought I would take…Continue

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Kj commented on Thierry's group 'Seattle Type 1 Diabetes'
"We have a type one group (mostly parents of children with type 1) that meets in Stanwood every 1st Friday of the month at Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant in Stanwood. Come and join us."
Dec 9, 2014
Kj replied to rpwils's discussion 'Asking for advice' in the group Dexcom Users
"My son has been on Dexcom for about 9 months and love it. Yes the data is never quite 100% accurate, but the predictive alarms have been a Godsend. And the trending gives us information that we were never privy to before - a window into her pancreas…"
Nov 10, 2014
Kj commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"There is a thread on tu diabetes that is dedicated to the new software, where you can find all kinds of information: FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm"
Nov 10, 2014
Kj and Kelly are now friends
Nov 7, 2014
Kj replied to Kelly's discussion 'Refusal for Field Trip' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I am heart broken that anyone would treat a child like this. Not sure when the field trip is, but I think this definitely worth a call to the American Diabetes Association. They can help you advocate for your son and his rights."
Nov 7, 2014
Kj replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"Very cool, wish they were allowing kids the new software. Thanks for sharing. Kj"
Nov 6, 2014
Kj replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'New Transmitter!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yeah! I wanted to see what it looked like and finally found a website that posted a picture. So for those of you who are curious . . . . here is a pic. Yeah can't wait to get our new one in the mail! Kj"
Oct 23, 2014
Kj replied to kaitype1's discussion 'Additional Lantus Dose Taken by Mistake in Morning' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"This happened to us and we talked with our Endo and they said the same thing, just watch extra close for lows that day and night. We had no major events as a consequence of the extra dosage."
Oct 5, 2014
Kj and Kate are now friends
Oct 2, 2014
Kj replied to Kate's discussion 'Problems with the school nurse' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"The nurse at our school actually just asked me if I wanted his supplies in his classroom. I am hesitant only because if their happened to be an emergency the nurses office is the first place everyone would take him - and no supply kit would be…"
Oct 2, 2014
Kj replied to Kate's discussion 'Problems with the school nurse' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I have a type 1 first grader as well. e have a 504 in place that pretty much entitles him to go to the nurse whenever he feels low/high. By law they have to accommodate our requests. I would recommend a meeting with the nurse and include the…"
Oct 1, 2014
Kj commented on Marston A's group 'Raw Food Diabetics'
"I'm sorry if that came across wrong, I just wasn't sure if you were asking me specifically. But no worries here for me, please feel free to address any vegan raw food questions/topics here. Not sure where you would turn for the paleo bit???"
Sep 24, 2014
Kj commented on Marston A's group 'Raw Food Diabetics'
"Not sure who the question is addressing. But we try and eat a raw food vegan diet. Vegan for sure and as raw as we can."
Sep 22, 2014
Kj replied to Kristin's discussion 'Kids diabetes support groups in schools?'
"My friend and I started a support group for our community and have had a relatively good response. It is still very new. The kids are all different ages the youngest is 3 and the oldest is in middle school. We meet once a month for a parents dinner…"
Sep 13, 2014
holonline replied to Kj's discussion 'Insurance not covering Contour Next Test Strips' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I was also having trouble getting the Contour Next Test Strips covered through CVS Caremark. I have been battling with the insurance since the beginning of June with Prior Authorizations and appeals. At the suggestion of others in this forum I…"
Jul 16, 2014
Kj commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"We have recently gone through a couple of sensors as well. One gave us a "sensor failure" and we just gave up and didn't try to resolve the issue. When we tried to insert a new sensor we also got a "sensor failure" -…"
Jul 1, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Gain more information from experienced diabetics.
Date diagnosed
May 24, 2011
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
Tell us more about you (optional)
My son was diagnosed with type 1 in May of 2011, when he was 3.5 years old.

Mother of Type 1, 3 year old boy.

My 3 year old son was diagnosed in May of this year with Type 1 . We are following Dr. Niel Barnard's vegan diet without a lot of support from the mainstream. I am looking forward to chatting with other vegan diabetics!

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At 5:05pm on March 17, 2013, Zante said…

Thanks for your reply Kj, I will give it a shot.

At 12:55pm on March 14, 2013, Zante said…

Hi KJ,
I was browsing through the internet and saw a discussion that you had about niacinamide close to 2 years ago. Did it work? My daughter (10) just got diagnosed with type 1 and run into this grug/vitamin that helps/restores beta cells. Please let me know if it worked for you.

At 10:04am on March 20, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Kj...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 5:32am on March 20, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Kj. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 12:49am on March 20, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Kj!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 6:17pm on September 23, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 4:51am on September 19, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home kj.....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for parents of children with D., such as....
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 3:26am on September 19, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 1:44am on September 19, 2011, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.
At 7:04pm on September 18, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes



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