Linda Rabe-Frady
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  • Leicester, NC
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Viral illness prior to diagnosis -coincidence?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erin Huff Carper Jan 20, 2012. 22 Replies

About 6 months before my son was diagnosed, he was sick with a weird viral illness that made him look like he had the mumps. His poor little cheeks were so swollen for about 12 hours then it just…Continue

 

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Jacob's mom left a comment for Linda Rabe-Frady
"Hi linda, I thought I would reply to your pump question here as it may be a longer post! our boys seem to be similar just from the little bit I see about yours. Jacob was diag at 10 and he never wanted to pump but changed his mind at 12 he saw an…"
Feb 20
Linda Rabe-Frady commented on Penny R.'s group 'parents of kids with Type 1'
"Starting to look at pumps for my 13yo son. He has always been against using a pump until just recently. Our endo like the animus or the medtronic. Says her patients on the omnipod have given up on it, but since they have changed the pod. Any…"
Feb 19
Linda Rabe-Frady replied to Jennifer's discussion 'Doing this by myself' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Just a suggestion - you may want to write down the important info, such as, Dr. name address and phone, as well as, your sons insulin regimen and put it in an envelope, in safe place, for your husband, just in case... that way you won't have to…"
Jan 3
Linda Rabe-Frady replied to Jennifer's discussion 'Doing this by myself' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Same way in our household, except I work outside the house as well. My husband has PTSD ( thats another story) and is unable to work. He actually slept thru alot of the in hospital training we received for our 9 yo son. At first massive feelings of…"
Jan 3
Linda Rabe-Frady replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"I'm self -employed so I have had to get insurance for my 12yo son (type1) and myself. My husband is military disabled so he is seen thru the VA. (a blessing) My sons insurance was 95.00 a month. His plan has to change because it is no longer…"
Oct 6, 2013
Linda Rabe-Frady replied to Momtomad's discussion 'Help! Huge sugar spike for no reason!' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Agree with the previous comments. My son was 9 at diagnosis. Sometimes it just goes high for no good reason. If he gets sick or is unusually stressed it can go up. Also he went up when his ped gave him a steroid nasal spray for his allergies, even…"
Feb 6, 2013
Linda Rabe-Frady replied to TC's discussion 'Carb "Sensitivity" in my 10 year-old with T1D' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I guess I'm with Jacob's mom. My 12 yo son probably averages 250 carbs a day. His doctor said that he is a kid first. He just happens to have diabetes. If he goes to a party with pizza and ice cream he eats it. W just count his carbs and…"
Jan 28, 2013
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Sep 27, 2012
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Sep 27, 2012
Linda Rabe-Frady replied to jakesmom427's discussion 'Novopen Jr' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My son, 11 yo, has used the novalog pen , jr since 3 days after his diagnosis. He also isn't very interested in the pump. The pen works great. Seems to be very accurate. He does his own injections 60 - 70% of the time."
Jun 1, 2012
motherfigureingthingsout replied to Linda Rabe-Frady's discussion 'Low carb snacks for growing kid with td1.Is always hungry and I'm running out of ideas, Would love suggestions. Thanks.' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"make twice backed potatoes, but stuff them with a mix of cauliflour, cheese, a touch of egg... instead of mashed potatoes...(also its easy to hollow out the potatoe where only the outer skin remains by using a mellon baller)"
Apr 4, 2012
motherfigureingthingsout replied to Linda Rabe-Frady's discussion 'Low carb snacks for growing kid with td1.Is always hungry and I'm running out of ideas, Would love suggestions. Thanks.' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"bed bath and beyond sell a cotton candy machine that can take hard sugar free candies!!! this has made my 10 year old happier than i can even describe!!!!! they candy HS to be hard, beleive me we tried chewy ones just to be sure and they did not…"
Apr 4, 2012
Taterbugs Momma liked Linda Rabe-Frady's discussion Low carb snacks for growing kid with td1.Is always hungry and I'm running out of ideas, Would love suggestions. Thanks.
Feb 20, 2012
kmd replied to Linda Rabe-Frady's discussion 'Low carb snacks for growing kid with td1.Is always hungry and I'm running out of ideas, Would love suggestions. Thanks.' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"celery with adams peanut butter or cream cheese, strawberries, nuts, slice of bread with cheese melted on top, cherry tomatoes, avocado, greek style plain yogurt with a bit of honey on top, yogurt, cottage cheese"
Feb 19, 2012
jms1313 replied to Linda Rabe-Frady's discussion 'Low carb snacks for growing kid with td1.Is always hungry and I'm running out of ideas, Would love suggestions. Thanks.' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Cheese sticks, DREAMFILEDS PASTA IS GREAT - A LITTLE BUTTER AND CHEESE ON IT Salami and cheese - Dr. Bernsteins book - Diabetes Solutions has some great ideas in it as well. Good Luck"
Feb 19, 2012
Linda Rabe-Frady replied to Jodil's discussion 'Checking blood sugar in public'
"My son is T1. We check his sugar right at the table. Who wants to go in a nasty bathroom? We have never had anyone say anthing mean to us. We have had some waitress or waiters ask him questions though, and he just explains that he has to check his…"
Jan 23, 2012

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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?
helpful hints and support
Date diagnosed
July 15, 2010
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.1
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
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My son was diagnosed at the age of 9 1/2 with TD1. We have had great endocrinologists help us along this journey. My son is actually doing great with his control. What I thought was great was that our endo's have always stressed that is is a kid first! He just happens to have diabetes.

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At 4:08am on February 20, 2014, Jacob's mom said…

Hi linda, I thought I would reply to your pump question here as it may be a longer post! our boys seem to be similar just from the little bit I see about yours. Jacob was diag at 10 and he never wanted to pump but changed his mind at 12 he saw an omnipod video and was hooked, I feel the new generation is a lot better! we rarely have errors now. Jacob never wanted a tubed pump. the most important thing is what your son wants, i honestly used to feel that omnipod was less reliable( not by our personal experience) than other pumps and had lots of frustrations but since the newer one came out it really is going well. let me know if you have any specific questions, good luck with what ever you decide. oh Jacob is now 15 and not the typical 'noncompliant diabetic teen' super responsible and taking things in stride. happy mom, ( on most days of course there is still the challenging days and the worry, but better!) best wishes, amy

At 5:46am on December 11, 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 2:42am on December 10, 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 1:18pm on December 9, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Linda....
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 10:36am on December 9, 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 6:22am on December 9, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

 
 
 

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