"I know I was always overwhelmed with all of that at first, counting the carbs. and also considering the glycemic index. But I know it is important to have a balance. For so long we were adjusting my son's morning carb ratios to appropriately…"
"Ugghhh, swapping out counting carbs to using the glycemic index????!!!! That is ridiculous! Hoping you misunderstood the pedi endo. You would use the glycemic index IN ADDITION TO counting carbs and weighing/measuring food. I use more of a…"
"I have never tried this with my daugher, but 2yrs before she was dxd I started the 40-30-30 diet, which talked about the glycemic index and what foods are faster acting and which are slower. You can find books on half.com.
I try to keep to low index…"
Today we took our daughter to her ped endocrinologist and he suggested that we look into swapping over from counting carbs to using the glycemic index. I dont know what this would entail. I asked him about it and he just told us to go to the bookstore and buy a book on the subject. Has anybody tried this approach?
"We went to see our pediatric endocrinologist today and both my husband and I got fussed at by the doctor. But I know that everything he was saying is true. Still, nobody likes to hear that they are doing a bad job when they thought that they were…"
"how long has she been on the pump? i went haywire for about nine months... but i think(hope) i have finally adjusted. i think it took my body a while to get used to only being on short acting insulin versus a combination of lantus and novolog.…"
minimed medtronic pump with continous glucose monitor
Hey, my name is Michelle my daughter Emily (5 yrs. old) was diagnosed with type I a little over a year ago. I have 3 other daughters besides her- twins, 14 yrs, and a 20 month old. Getting adjusted to diabetes has been tough on all of us.
I really thought we were doing good with my daughters blood sugars and with the insulin pump but I was and am wrong! She had her HgbA1c checked and shes over 8. I dont understand what we did wrong because I watch her like a dog and I measure out everything she eats and I have adjusted that darn insulin pump until I am ready to scream!!! The teachers at her school do everything that we ask them. I guess I am just feeling sorry for myself. The part that scares me is that this is her LIFE and her… Continue
My daughter has an insulin pump and the CGM. My question to ya'll is what kind of tape do you use to secure yours? We've tried opsites, paper tape, plastic tape- basically all the different kind of tapes that are sold in our pharmacy. My daughter breaks out in a rash from the tape and the sensor and then the tape doesnt really want to stick? Any advice?
My daughter is 5 years old and has an insulin pump. We've only had the pump since Thanksgiving- we dont have the low blood sugars at all anymore but we are having a lot of highs (greater than 400). We have been counting her carbs and making sure she gets her boluses like she is supposed to. What are we doing wrong?
I was invited to the conference that you are attending in Mississippi. I sent some diabetes ribbons to Meg Frazier who is with the people who is hosting the event. WOW! Such a small world. I would love to had attended if I stayed closer or would have known in advance. We've talked about me attending another one of there upcoming events. Maybe I'll see you there. Please blog about your experiences. I would love to hear about them.
Thank you we appreciate all the signatures that we can get. I really just picked a place and am feeling my way through it. LOL! I often feel confused and wonder if I'm going about it in the right way. I think as long as your doing something it is better than nothing at all. Just talking to people about it is helping to educate someone who may not know or may have the wrong idea. Let me know if I can help!
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Kim Vlasnik, you NAILED it! In this video, Kim Vlasnik takes our breath away as she describes what its like to be a person with diabetes. Fortunately, Stanford’s Medicine-X Conference gives ePatients, like Kim, a chance to speak since we carry the Read on! →