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I hate Valentines Day.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock 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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Dexcom Users

For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
Saturday
Kj replied to aimeeh2oski's discussion 'Does red food dye increase blood sugars?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Drinks are so hard; our family mostly drinks water with the occasional juice with a low. One go to we have is lemonade made with stevita powder and lemon juice - I read recently on dlife that the acid in the lemon helps somehow with blood sugars. My…"
Mar 23
Kj replied to aimeeh2oski's discussion 'Does red food dye increase blood sugars?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I've often wondered about the sweeteners and also just the ingredients in general. I always buy the dye free kind, if I can. I "googled" the ingredients in Tylenol (below) and found them to be a little scary. We are a more natural…"
Mar 22
Kj and Kilij are now friends
Mar 14
Kj replied to Kilij's discussion 'Conservative Management of Diabetes' in the group Veganbetics
"This looks like a great resource - thanks for the link. We live North of Seattle, and I just wish there was a resource like this up here:("
Mar 14
Kj replied to mkampmann's discussion 'Blood Glucose Meter Recommendations????' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"We have had some trouble too. though, I just thought it was more related to the coldness of his hands/blood than the meter itself. One time he registered low (40 something) and he had been outside and he clearly didn't act low - but in this…"
Feb 11
Rebecca replied to Kj's discussion 'Insurance not covering Contour Next Test Strips' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I am going to deal with this as well. I was to by Blue Cross/ Blue Shield that the strips ARE covered, but I just need to purchase them out of pocket and submit the bill to them for reimbursement. I go through my local Walmart and Expressscripts. I…"
Feb 11
Kj replied to Jennifer's discussion '504?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My kindergarten son has one and I have been told it is better to have one in place than not. Mostly because if a problem arises you have some leverage. It shouldn't be seen as a threat to the school, it is merely a tool. Trying to get one after…"
Jan 25
Kj replied to Leigh's discussion 'CGM Tips and Has It Given You Peace of Mind?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"We have a prescription for one, but have not followed through yet. I have been told by multiple people that Dexcom is the only way to go for the CGM. It provides the most helpful information. I am not fearful of the CGM as I am sure it is very…"
Jan 24
Kj replied to Leigh's discussion 'Free Food Ideas' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"We are vegan so we do nuts of all kinds, my 6yr old (dx 5/24/11) son's favorite is pistachios. We also have stevia sweetened popsicles, carrots are good, some apples with almond butter, celery and almond butter too. I really like the idea of…"
Jan 24
Richard P Cosgrove replied to Kj's discussion 'Insurance not covering Contour Next Test Strips' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"You can get a NovaMax Link that is still in production and will link to all the MM pumps, all including 530G. I have Express Scripts and they took every strip out of their formulary other than the One Touch. I still have a Ultralink and plenty of…"
Jan 23
Chris replied to Kj's discussion 'Insurance not covering Contour Next Test Strips' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks for all the input on test strip strategies. I have the new Silver Blue Cross plan and am not sure what will be happening with my diabetes supplies. But it is comforting to know that we do have options. I can't tell you how much worry…"
Jan 23
David C Weisberg replied to Kj's discussion 'Insurance not covering Contour Next Test Strips' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"My insurance covers test strips as durable medical equipment, rather than pharmaceuticals. The CVS/Caremark listing of drugs does not seem to include any diabetic supplies."
Jan 22
Kj replied to Kj's discussion 'Insurance not covering Contour Next Test Strips' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have not found a loop hole yet, but I am still working on it. A couple of thoughts . . were you aware that Bayer has a program to help with the costs of contour strips -http://www.bayercontour.com/sections/shop/ContourChoiceProgram/FAQ. Also, My…"
Jan 22
NikkiW replied to Kj's discussion 'Insurance not covering Contour Next Test Strips' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I too am having the same problem with CVS/Caremark for the Contour strips. I talked with a rep from Caremark but was told there was nothing that could be appealed. I emailed Bayer to see about getting test strips and they could not help. I even…"
Jan 21
john replied to Kj's discussion 'Insurance not covering Contour Next Test Strips' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Darnedest thing. I had a similar situation, but I had the Doc. write a prescription for the Contour Next and, voila, they arrived, covered by Medicare. (Obamacare has forced me off my company plan, which was just fabulous). Prior to that, they had…"
Jan 15

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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.
Thanks
Eric

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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for parents of children with D., such as....
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
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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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