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I just don't get it!

Started this discussion. Last reply by SuzP Feb 7, 2012. 11 Replies

After 5 months of managing to incorporate my son's diabetes into his swim club practices everything has changed :( He used to be able to have an extra snack (40 g carb) before practice, and then have…Continue

looking for suggestions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debra Marek Jan 16, 2012. 24 Replies

Hi there, I'm new to tudiabetes - thanks for all the welcome messages!My son just turned 12 and was diagnosed six months ago. He had been getting very lethargic, drinking a ton, and peeing…Continue

 

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Rebecca replied to SuzP's discussion 'Child's disability tax credit' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Be careful with how this form is filled out, they make it very easy to be denied. I applied a few years ago and was denied because the form was filled out incorrectly by a nurse at my GPs office. From what I understand the guidelines for the form…"
Feb 8, 2013
SuzP replied to svkidd's discussion 'Camp Kakhamela - Celebrating 50 years of diabetes camp!' in the group Canada Diabetes
"http://www.diabetes.ca/get-involved/helping-you/camps/ the info is on the CDA site, registration is fairly early in the year - they also have a family camp at the end of the summer"
Sep 23, 2012
BJ replied to SuzP's discussion 'Child's disability tax credit' in the group Canada Diabetes
"is not every Type One child the same whether they are pumping or using shots to control their glucose???? Short answer is no... they're not. They still have to meet the criteria and the DTC is for many disabilities and not just T1D. So your…"
Sep 18, 2012
nel replied to SuzP's discussion 'Child's disability tax credit' in the group Canada Diabetes
"" is not every Type One child the same whether they are pumping or using shots to control their glucose????" ...re your question Betsy ...the rules were changed in 2005 ; prior and to 2001 , only people on pumps received DTC ( if approved…"
Sep 18, 2012
Betsy replied to SuzP's discussion 'Child's disability tax credit' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Revenue Canada told me yesterday that they take 9 to 12 weeks to process an application. He told me I am only at week 9 and to call again next week. I don't understand this, is not every Type One child the same whether they are pumping or using…"
Sep 18, 2012
nel replied to SuzP's discussion 'Child's disability tax credit' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I looked at Betsy's profile and read that her child was diagnosed much less than one year ago( March 19, 2012 ) ...may this have something to do with her and Rev. Canada's concerns since it is not a full year ??? A question to ASK Rev…"
Sep 16, 2012
BJ replied to SuzP's discussion 'Child's disability tax credit' in the group Canada Diabetes
"The more I do this, the more I think Revenue Canada will hose you any chance they get rather than promoting a good thing for Canadians. Betsy, do I understand correctly that your endo messed up the form and you have now redone it and are waiting for…"
Sep 15, 2012
Betsy replied to SuzP's discussion 'Child's disability tax credit' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I am now thinking Revenue Canada told me to wait another month then my 90 days to Object their decision will have expired. I so wish we lived closer to Children's Hospital. I wanted to have the form done there but the Social Worker said to wait…"
Sep 15, 2012
SuzP replied to pancreaswanted's discussion 'is it possible to draw insulin out of a pen into a regular syringe to get half units?'
"Depending on what insulin you are using there are pens that deliver half units. Novo Nordisk has them - ask for the kids pens. Novopen echo is what we have used, it also has a memory feature which is useful as it records the last dose delivered and…"
Sep 6, 2012
SuzP replied to SuzP's discussion 'Child's disability tax credit' in the group Canada Diabetes
"the clinic at Children's has the form already prepared - they print it out and the dr signs it, definitely know what they are doing on this one. hope it works out for you"
Aug 28, 2012
Betsy replied to SuzP's discussion 'Child's disability tax credit' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Hey Suzanne Our Endo did fill it out but she messed up stating part of the time was spent carb counting....We were at Children's Hospital in Vancouver and I wish that Endo had completed the form he must do dozens or them. Rev. Canada has told…"
Aug 28, 2012
SuzP replied to SuzP's discussion 'Child's disability tax credit' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Hi Bets, yes we were approved, it was pretty quick, less than the 6-8 weeks that I expected, I also sent in the request for reassessment of this years return and got our refund pretty quick too. Our endo had no problem with the forms, they have them…"
Aug 26, 2012
Betsy replied to SuzP's discussion 'Child's disability tax credit' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Hello Suzanne I was wondering if you have been accepted for the DTC yet or not? My son was diagnosed in March and we applied and were turned down but I have since submitted another letter from our son's specialist. Thanks for you info. Bets"
Aug 25, 2012
SuzP commented on Emmy's group 'Freestyle Insulinx Glucometer'
"I guess I could create a report with the old meter, it's frustrating that you can't do anything with the raw data once it's off the meter and you can't upload it to a new meter. The software seems pretty basic - you'd think…"
Jul 26, 2012
SuzP commented on Emmy's group 'Freestyle Insulinx Glucometer'
"Another frustrating call with customer care - got the new meter, backed up and exported data from old meter, was able to transfer settings to new meter but there is no way to transfer the data. And you can't do anything with the exported data…"
Jul 24, 2012
SuzP commented on Emmy's group 'Freestyle Insulinx Glucometer'
"Andy, if you are having to inject more than what the meter suggests perhaps your carb ratios need to be adjusted or your target blood glucose levels. The meter is only going to calculated based on what you've told it to do..."
Jul 16, 2012

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At 8:12pm on April 19, 2012, Emmy said…

SuzP, if you'd like to join the new group for the Insulinx meter, you can find it here...
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/freestyle-insulinx-glucometer

At 10:29am on April 4, 2012, ValerieAnneC said…

Hi! And thanks for adding me! Ask me anything about the iBGStar and I'll help you out as best I can :)
Later!

At 11:20am on January 28, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

Hi Suz, how are you and michael doing i hope things are going better and michael is starting to feel better, one day at a time is a good approach for everyone especially kids with type 1 hopefully he feels safe with you caring for him and leaves the rest behind. i've been thinking of both of you, i'm willing to listen to what ever you dish out! hang in there! amy

At 7:01am on January 15, 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 3:40pm on January 14, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community

At 9:57am on January 14, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 2:14am on January 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!

At 10:42pm on January 13, 2012, Richmatik said…

Welcome fellow Canadian! You've found a great community full of wonderful people.

At 8:37pm on January 13, 2012, nel said…

Hello SuzP ...happened to click on " members " and noticed YOU ...from Delta :) ...I lived in New Wesminster , after I moved from Sask ...Welcome !!
You may want to consider joining the Canada Group too ...all the best from the Shuswap ( off for my eve walk !)

At 8:18pm on January 13, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Suz.....was your son diagnosed recently?
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, 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.
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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 parents of children with D., such as....
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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