Lori Blakeslee
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  • Denmark, WI
  • United States
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How does your child's diabetes impact your career?

Started Jun 1, 2010 0 Replies

Recently saw a job posting I was interested in...but the questions began to form...What type of insurance would be available?Would it cover my daughter's pump and CGM supplies?Since the job was in…Continue

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Lori Blakeslee replied to dtessler's discussion 'So tired and burnt out, just need support' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Just want to say hi. It does get so frustrating. My daughter is now 7, diagnosed at 2. Last night was both pump quikset change and CGM sensor change. At times I vent at her when she isn't cooperative, focusing more on getting the task done than…"
Dec 1, 2010
Lori Blakeslee commented on Anonymous Jim's blog post 'Ok just had my first cry since D-day'
"You might find the following children's book helpful - Even Superheroes get Diabetes - I think your children would enjoy it, mine…"
Sep 14, 2010
Lori Blakeslee commented on Anonymous Jim's blog post 'Ok just had my first cry since D-day'
"My husband is a Type I and has been for 35 yrs. Almost 4 yrs. ago our daughter was diagnosed at age 2. You never know what life will hand you - but as hard as it is to believe, it does get easier. Teaching your children how to help you, empowers…"
Sep 13, 2010
Lori Blakeslee replied to Miki's discussion 'Medtronic cgm sensor problem' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"We used to get sensor error when we tried to start the sensor too early. What has worked perfectly for us is we insert her sensor at night, attach the clam and then cover with tegaderm. We let it alone all night, and then in the morning before I…"
Jun 12, 2010
Lori Blakeslee joined Bernard's group
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Jun 12, 2010
Lori Blakeslee and Rob's mom are now friends
Jun 12, 2010
Lori Blakeslee posted a discussion

How does your child's diabetes impact your career?

Recently saw a job posting I was interested in...but the questions began to form...What type of insurance would be available?Would it cover my daughter's pump and CGM supplies?Since the job was in another state...How would the medical care compare?Would a new school be as great as her current school about taking care of her (since she is 6)? Would they be as flexible about testing and snacks in the classroom? Would that district be as willing to hire paras to support my daughter?Am I willing to…See More
Jun 1, 2010
Lori Blakeslee replied to BeckiBoo's discussion 'Medical Alert bracelets'
"Most definitely. If you visit - http://www.n-styleid.com/ they have a lot of great options and at a reasonable cost."
May 25, 2010
Lori Blakeslee replied to melnalex's discussion 'Paradigm and CGM' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"We used to, but once we started putting it in before bed and then first starting it in the morning, we rarely have errors. I've had luck using the sensor up to 6 days before having to replace it. I have also found that if placed too close to…"
Apr 9, 2010
Lori Blakeslee commented on stretched2thin's blog post '< Insert Giddy News Here >'
"My daughter was diagnosed at 2. Her range of acceptable BG was much higher when she was younger than it is now at the age of 6. I always found it interesting too that while the Endo would want her A1C lower, her pediatrician wanted her numbers…"
Apr 9, 2010
Lori Blakeslee commented on Rob's mom's blog post 'A1C's'
"Congratulations! I so know that feeling. I'm always very nervous on our check up days. It always feels like all the work you do each day and the small victories you've had - an 82 BG in the morning, or good numbers throughout the night,…"
Apr 6, 2010
Lori Blakeslee replied to dep's discussion 'MM CGMS sensor change question'
"It might work. But what we found works the best is the following: 1. Remove old sensor and transmitter. 2. Insert new sensor and attach charged transmitter - because we then cover with tegaderm. 3. Allow the sensor to sit overnight. 4. Start sensor…"
Mar 10, 2010
Lori Blakeslee left a comment for Osob
"Thanks for the welcome."
Mar 4, 2010
Osob left a comment for Lori Blakeslee
"Welcome, Glad you found us this is a wonderful community and its growing. Please feel free to get in touch if you need any help all you go to do is press on my pink picture right next to this comment,then go to my comment wall type whatever you want…"
Mar 4, 2010
Lori Blakeslee commented on Renee Hunter's blog post 'How much do I tell a nine year old?'
"I really feel for you. We had our appointment yesterday. A1C was 8.2. Obviously need to do better, but I struggle with letting her be a kid and doing what I know is best. I realized when sharing my frustrations with staff yesterday that I somehow…"
Mar 4, 2010
Lori Blakeslee replied to Kathy's discussion 'ID Tags' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"There is a website that sells tags for your tennis shoe laces. My husband who doesn't like to wear any ID uses those. My daughter started wearing her bracelet since she was two, so she's pretty used to always having it on."
Feb 17, 2010

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Date diagnosed
October 15, 2006
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Paradigm 522
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http://twitter.com/blakesleel

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At 2:17pm on March 4, 2010, Osob said…
Welcome,
Glad you found us this is a wonderful community and its growing.
Please feel free to get in touch if you need any help all you go to do is press on my pink picture right next to this comment,then go to my comment wall type whatever you want and then add comment sooner rather then later I will respond.
How is everything?
At 6:34pm on January 15, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Lori!
At 6:47am on January 13, 2010, Marie B said…
Lori, we have a special Group here for Parents

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/parentsofkidswithtype1

I also tell parents to look at the Videos section (on the top banner) - Lorraine has some excellent ones starring her little boy Caleb.
At 8:15pm on January 12, 2010, Doris D said…
Welcome to our growing family Lori!!!!
At 8:02pm on January 12, 2010, Teena said…
Hello Lori. Welcome to the community! Please click here to guide you on how to get things started. Hope youll find your stay most enjoyable, supportive as well as informative.
 
 
 

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