"Couple of things. My daughter tries not to go into a pool or the ocean until her pod's been on for at least a half hour to give it time to really stick to her skin. Also, we use 3M micropore tape (I got it through American Diabetes Wholesale --…"
"My 17 year old is taking it, because she was becoming increasingly insensitive to insulin. She had some trouble with stomach upset, and some other GI side effects =( But, when she remembers to take it, it really does improve her insulin sensitivity.…"
"Scott, Your daughter is too cute!! My daughter's CDE told us not to use alcohol on her fingertips because they would get too dried out and crack, but no one ever mentioned the pod site. I have heard from other people that stopping alcohol…"
"The American Diabetes Association sets the goal for teens (and your daughter's almost there) at 7.5 or less. Once puberty sets in, you'll see more fluctuations in her numbers. Growth spurts also can wreak havoc on her A1C. The big thing is…"
"Have you learned about the extended bolus? Ice cream has a lot of fat, which slows down the release of the sugar. So, for ice cream, we usually do a 70/30 extension for four hours. That means, she gets 70 percent of the insulin immediately and then…"
"My daughter's been on the OmniPod for almost 4 years, and we definitely had more failures when we first started, I don't think we do all that much differently now; maybe we were just more aware of it and more frustrated by it in the…"
"My daughter occasionally uses her thigh, and that area does seem to have faster absorption. She also has days like you've described where we have trouble keeping her blood sugar up, though it's usually after a lot of activity, like a day…"
"Jen, If you're interested in finding out about clinical trials for your daughter, you can get more information about the latest T1 trials from: http://www.diabetestrialnet.org/
And, of course, I'll reiterate what everyone else is saying.…"
"Interesting. We have a 2nd gen PDM, and I haven't heard a peep from Insulet about any of it. We've been using the new strips for about six months, and my daughter's A1C went down. Not sure what to make of all of it..."
"My daughter (16) doesn't let diabetes get in the way of anything. She sings, acts and occasionally dances-- she's on stage for long periods of time. She knows what she needs to do to manage her diabetes (like not give herself insulin for…"
I WANT one of those "My Pancreas is retarded!" That's a GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR on your daughter....Kudos, she got it somewhere! pls do check out the site and my book/essay...its a free download but CAUTION: iT IS FULL OF "SALTY" LANGUAGE so it is NOT for your 15 year old! Although the message is!
I see that you are a SUPPORTER, as is my wife, and she has become my ROCK. We have both suffered some severe health problems, she had breast cancer a few years back and I suffered a severe brain hemmhorage (just like Brett Michaels) back in 2005, so we BOTH know how important a supportive loved one is! Pls, visit my site at http://www.supportersofsurvivors.com, and read a litle more and please feel free to contribute! There are alot of us out there, and we could all use the support! PEACE!
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