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Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by DianaS Mar 10. 27 Replies

My son was put in prednisone, our first steroid since diagnosis. Is it really that bad and how did you adjust for it?

Children on Symlin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Jul 10, 2012. 1 Reply

At our support group meeting yesterday, a parent had return from the Friends for Life conference and reported about the use of Symlin in addition to insulin to assist with post meal spikes. As this…Continue

Tags: spikes, kid, child, symlin

Thinking of switching to tubed pump from omnipod... feedback appreciated!

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Apr 26, 2012. 3 Replies

So June marks one year since we started on the Omnipod pump with my son, who will be 4 in May. It has been an up and down year for us- and that is an understatement. We have had great days where the…Continue

Tags: change, switch, omnipod, metronic, cgm

New Dexcom Receiver- not able to restart sensors...?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MegaMinxX Dec 14, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi Everyone- My son has been on the Dexcom 7 since March. We just recently replaced his receiver and ever since have had issues restarting sensors (I know your not supposed to but they work so much…Continue

 

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Taterbugs Momma replied to Paul's discussion 'Omnipod and United Health' in the group OmniPod Users
"I am dealing with this issue for my father, with no luck. They are refusing it because it is disposable???! They are making him switch to a different pump, despite appeals. His UHC plan is Medicare, I'm not sure if that is what is making the…"
Apr 22
JenJen777 replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"For mild wheezing or tightness, try a cup of coffee. Old country doc told my mother to try it as a first line of defense when I was little and in the ER for the umpteenth time over a short period. If it helped, all well and good... If not, then the…"
Mar 10
Jen replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"As a kid I just used a Ventolin inhaler when I was wheezing or having other trouble breathing. As an adult I still use Ventolin, but I also use Symbicort during the spring and fall allergy seasons. Symbicort is a combination of a steroid and a long…"
Mar 9
meee replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"I have only used oral prednisone once for my asthma, that was when I had bronchitis and had more trouble breathing, they helped me then. Otherwise I can just treat it with ventolin/albuterol a fast acting broncho dilator. Ventolin opens the airways…"
Mar 9
PedsRN replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"Have you tried an Albuterol nebulizer or other bronchodilating nebulizer? Of course that would have to be prescribed by your doc. In most of my asthmatic patients they use a combo of steroids, sometimes, but all are on a short acting bronchodilator…"
Mar 9
Taterbugs Momma replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"Thank you everyone- his cough seems to have went away but this has been the case over the past three months and then it returns. Bg has been crazy high- for about 6 hours after taking it insulin just doesn't seem to work. Fingers crossed…"
Mar 9
Skye replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"Having both diabetes and asthma, I can vouch for the horribleness of having to make a decision to use steroids! Prednisone for me is a BG-disaster, like stuck in the 300-450 range despite low-carbing and double/triple/quadruple the insulin usually…"
Mar 8
meee replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"Here is a video on Asthma which may help: http://www.drugs.com/health/asthma/"
Mar 8
meee replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"Taterbugs Momma, he is already on the steroids as you said so he needs to finish them because if you don't decrease them properly that can cause problems too. I wouldn't worry about it too much, using them once isn't likely to do a…"
Mar 8
meee replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"I have heard people say that also Eucritta. When I took oral steroids for severe poison ivy and other severe skin conditions I felt very ill and I'm sure it was affecting my bg then but I wasn't testing at that time."
Mar 8
Eucritta replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"Speaking from recent personal experience, corticosteroids can also trigger onset of T1. My endocrinologist has told me this is not uncommon in people with other autoimmune disorders."
Mar 8
meee replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"Yes, I thought it was but I wasn't sure and I didn't want to give her the wrong advice and of course my father used it, he used to use epinephrine, very dangerous then. He has much worse asthma than I do. I wasn't using it properly at…"
Mar 8
meee replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"I have almost never had wheezing with my asthma but I do have asthma."
Mar 8
Taterbugs Momma replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"We have already tried the inhaled steroids (Flovent) and though asthma hasn't been ruled out it is questionable since he has had no history whatsoever of wheezing before. He isn't going to be in steroids long term, just for the five days…"
Mar 8
Jen replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"Ventolin is used in kids, I've used it since I was 8. I agree it sounds like it could be asthma."
Mar 8
PedsRN replied to Taterbugs Momma's discussion 'Child put on steroids. Is it that bad?'
"Like others have said, he may be an undiagnosed asthma that needs daily maintenance, but the pulmonary specialist should be able to tell you that. Also, what about allergies or a chronic sinus infection? All of those things can cause a chronic post…"
Mar 8

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
1 or more of my children
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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October 16, 2010
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omnipod

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At 12:41pm on May 28, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to the circle Taterbugs Momma....is that your little tater bug in the photo? How old is he?? The dx date isn't all that long ago! How's it all going??
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!
At 5:49am on May 28, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 9:43am on May 27, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILIES YOU CAN FIND MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are here to help each other and lend an ear if needed. If you have a question just post it on our Forum where you will get a diversity of opinions, or just ask any of us on our pages and we will try to help you out.

Here's a link to help our new member's learn more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 6:26am on May 27, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Mom, welcome! Please join our Group for Parents

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/parentsofkidswithtype1

and let me know if you have any questions about our community here. We also have a large Group for the Omnipod.
At 3:29am on May 27, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 8:36pm on May 26, 2011, Jane said…
Taterbugs Momma --
Welcome to our site! As the parent of the youngster with diabetes, I know you worry and are always anxious to find out new information and learn whatever you can about the world of type 1 diabetes. This is an excellent place and it's not just. the information -- it's the compassion and the understanding and caring that you will also receive from everyone here.
So take some time to look around and visit the various groups. Don't be afraid to ask questions and remember that there are no dumb questions. Again, welcome!
 
 
 

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