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Michelle Wildman
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Aug 4, 2009
Natalie replied to Michelle Wildman's discussion 'Glycemic index?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"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…"
Mar 6, 2009
Jan replied to Michelle Wildman's discussion 'Glycemic index?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"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…"
Mar 6, 2009
Tara replied to Michelle Wildman's discussion 'Glycemic index?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"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 I try to keep to low index…"
Mar 6, 2009
Michelle Wildman added a discussion to the group parents of kids with Type 1

Glycemic 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?
Mar 2, 2009
Michelle Wildman commented on Michelle Wildman's blog post 'Depressed about HgbA1c'
"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…"
Feb 11, 2009
jen commented on Michelle Wildman's blog post 'Depressed about HgbA1c'
"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.…"
Feb 11, 2009
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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I dont really know what to expect
Date diagnosed
November 26, 2007
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
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.

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Depressed about HgbA1c

Posted on February 11, 2009 at 6:17am 3 Comments

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

Sticky tape??

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 6:28pm 5 Comments

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?

just curious....

Posted on January 8, 2009 at 6:29pm 5 Comments

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?

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At 6:10am on January 26, 2009, Robin M said…
Hi, I'm 40+ miles to the west in Columbia.

At 5:31pm on January 9, 2009, Andrea said…
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.

Andrea B.
At 5:27pm on January 9, 2009, Andrea said…
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!

Andrea B.
At 7:49pm on January 8, 2009, Kristin said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Michelle! Glad that you are here!

Check out the Forum where you can search old discussions or start a new one! And our groups where you can find members that you have something in common with-- like our group for parents of kids with type 1!!

When you get a chance, add a photo of yourself or something related to you-- it helps us recognize you in discussions!
At 7:37am on January 8, 2009, Andrea said…
Hi Michelle & welcome to TuDiabetes. So glad you joined us!

We are asking the FDA to better serve diabetes patient needs. Help us by signing and helping circulate this petition:

Thanks, Andrea B.
At 12:12am on January 8, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Welcome Michelle: you will find a lot about diabetes care here,best reference is experience of diabetic themselves
At 11:35pm on January 7, 2009, Jaimie Hernandez said…

At 10:09pm on January 7, 2009, Kaci Scharbor said…
**WELCOME** glad you are here!!



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