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Now comes the frightening part. My son was hospitalized and still there. But thank you all for helping me learn.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stemwinder (Gary) Dec 24, 2012. 6 Replies

Where do I begin to thank you all for giving me knowledge. My son was rushed to the hospital very ill. His BG so high I am sick to even mention it. He is still in the hospital but thanks to you I am…Continue

Still feel new to diabetes for my son

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clare Dec 2, 2012. 8 Replies

In the past four years since my son was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (at 19) and changing doctors immediately because the first endo blamed it on him telling him he would be dead in 10 years-- he…Continue

 

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Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for RBA
"Hi , You may have noticed TuD hanging around the site. It's his 6th birthday this month, and his big international family of people with diabetes is growing. Our 6th birthday fundraising campaign is on! Every dollar you donate allows…"
Mar 25, 2013
RBA replied to Marps's discussion 'Poem: To Love a Diabetic'
"I needed to personalize this to make it he and him. It is so beautiful: To love a diabetic is to be a doctor. It means helping him to remember his medications. It means driving him for an hour to the only 24 hour pharmacy when he’s gotten the…"
Jan 6, 2013
RBA replied to dino's discussion 'Word Association Game'
"tooth"
Jan 5, 2013
RBA replied to dino's discussion 'Word Association Game'
"health"
Dec 29, 2012
RBA commented on renka's blog post 'Another one bites the dust!'
"My son would never tell anyone he was diabetic and it was a secret for the same fear of rejection and "I can't deal with that". Then he met a girl who really had her own set of medical issues and he was there for her. She showed…"
Dec 27, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to RBA's discussion 'Now comes the frightening part. My son was hospitalized and still there. But thank you all for helping me learn.'
"I'm glad he is doing better. Hopefully he will like the way he feels with lower bg and will continue. After being in the 600 range I'm sure a 150 read made him feel a little low but that will change as he learns to control hi D. Sometimes…"
Dec 24, 2012
RBA replied to TheTurtleMoves's discussion 'Stevia-based recipes for drinks' in the group Low Carb Recipe Swap
"I have taken Trader Joes light Stevia lemonade and soaked fresh mint and added whole cloves in it with a splash of rosewater. It takes it to a while new ballgame."
Dec 24, 2012
RBA joined Debra's group
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Low Carb Recipe Swap

Eating low carb does not have to be a bland, nasty experience.  For those of us who use the low carb option to help control our blood sugar, the quest for new low carb recipes is an ongoing challenge.  This is a place where we can talk about cooking techniques, post recipes,  and add ideas to benefit all of us on this journey.Welcome!See More
Dec 24, 2012
RBA replied to RBA's discussion 'Now comes the frightening part. My son was hospitalized and still there. But thank you all for helping me learn.'
"He started advocating for himself on his birthday the 13th when he got up and ripped out his IV and announced he was leaving (obviously feeling better). The doctor wanted to wait and I thought he would throw the doctor out the window. I took him…"
Dec 24, 2012
Lois and RBA are now friends
Dec 16, 2012
jrtpup replied to RBA's discussion 'Now comes the frightening part. My son was hospitalized and still there. But thank you all for helping me learn.'
"The books roodgirl mentioned are a great idea - they are bibles for insulin use, and will further arm you with great info. I'm SO sorry your son has reached this point of crisis, and so glad you found us for added support! Many of us here have…"
Dec 12, 2012
roodgirl replied to RBA's discussion 'Now comes the frightening part. My son was hospitalized and still there. But thank you all for helping me learn.'
"Saying a little prayer for good doctors to guide him (& you) towards better d-knowledge & caring for himself. This trip to the hospital has to be awful and scary. But perhaps he'll realize once his sugars are stabilized how much better…"
Dec 12, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to RBA's discussion 'Now comes the frightening part. My son was hospitalized and still there. But thank you all for helping me learn.'
"All the Good Karma I can muster is on it's way. I hope your son gets better soon. The more you talk about him the more he sounds like Type 1. It sounds like he is in DKA which is very rare for a type 2. Maybe this hospitalization will be a…"
Dec 11, 2012
KML replied to RBA's discussion 'Now comes the frightening part. My son was hospitalized and still there. But thank you all for helping me learn.'
"Sending prayers your way."
Dec 11, 2012
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Now comes the frightening part. My son was hospitalized and still there. But thank you all for helping me learn.

Where do I begin to thank you all for giving me knowledge. My son was rushed to the hospital very ill. His BG so high I am sick to even mention it. He is still in the hospital but thanks to you I am loaded with the right questions. However my son, who turns 24 Thursday- how does he own the fact that he will come out of the hospital insulin dependent and need to learn a whole new way of life. I need good Karma sent our way. Thank you all for all your bits and pieces so I can talk to the endo and…See More
Dec 11, 2012
RBA posted a status
"My son was admitted to the hospital with such a high and vomiting, and more that I cannot think. He will come out insulin dependent."
Dec 11, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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To understand how to help my son
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October 12, 2008
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
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I am here for support. My son was diagnosed with Type 2 at age 19 and now at 23 he started Levimore this week. I have let him take control of his diabetes after a struggle and it is still a struggle on control and organization. Any help on this is so much appreciated

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At 4:21pm on March 25, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Hi ,

You may have noticed TuD hanging around the site. It's his 6th birthday this month, and his big international family of people with diabetes is growing. Our 6th birthday fundraising campaign is on! Every dollar you donate allows TuDiabetes to reach 6 people touched by diabetes, giving them the opportunity to not be alone!

Please consider making a donation, as well as asking your friends and family to give what they can. TuD's birthday party will keep getting more guests as we raise more donations (see top of the home page). Let's help keep our family thriving and growing! Please share this message. Thanks!

At 4:52pm on December 16, 2012, Lois said…

Thank you for asking me to be your friend. Sorry it took so long to accept as I don't turn the computer on every day and have been overwhelmed with health problems. Some of them are actually not related to the big D!

Just one question ... how did you find out about me? Just curious since I am not too active of late.

At 8:21pm on December 3, 2012, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Thanks for the friend invite. Some folks say our friends are our greatest assets. If that's the case I feel like a rich man. Proud to be your friend.

Gary

At 8:51am on December 3, 2012, catlover said…

Hi RBA- Thanks for the friend add. I love your pics. I am a T1 D. Dx at age 55, 13 years ago. Live in PA. If you have any questions or want to chat, just stop by my page. I think your son will be fine once you find out what kind of D your son has. Take care of yourself. Cat =^..^=

At 2:09pm on December 2, 2012, 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 8:30pm on December 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend RBA....
I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer.
Keep in touch, ok?
linda

At 10:55am on December 1, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home RBA....
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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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 young people, and parents of children with diabetes, such as....
"Teenagers with Type 1", "College Students with Diabetes", "Young Adults with Diabetes",
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 10:20am on December 1, 2012, Mr. Peachy said…

RBA, Welcome to Tudiabetes. I applaud the efforts that you are undertaking for your son. There is a lot of knowledge available. I recommend a couple of really helpful books. 1: The Diabetes Improvement Program" by Patrick Quillin and 2: "Practical Paleo" by Diane Sanfillipo What you will learn from those two books is nothing short of amazing (to me anyway). With some minor adjustments to our diet and lifestyle, not only can he control his diabetes, he can reverse it. I'm 61 and was diagnosed in 2004. In 2008, my "need" for meds had increased and I was facing the prospect of injecting insulin. My motivation was strong. I was exercising, eating "healthy", but wasn't getting the results I wanted. I was desperate. I read many books and sought information from many websites. I slowly began to realize that eating more natural foods, fewer man made processed foods, and taking a few well chosen natural supplements, along with moderate daily exercise succeeded in bringing my blood sugar down far more effectively than the medication I was on. It was so effective, in fact, that I stopped taking medication altogether in the latter part of that year. Knowledge truly is power. Type two diabetes is a plague on our society that can be minimized, if not eliminated altogether, with education and diligence. My screen name, Mr. Peachy, comes from a time where I had recently overcome depression. I studied all sorts of alternative health information. I came to this simple conclusion: "You can never know too much when it comes to your health". It's true.
- CB

At 10:11am on December 1, 2012, Gerri said…

Welcome! Thanks for the friend add. Holler if you need anything.

At 6:05am on December 1, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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