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Theo Pella
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Theo Pella replied to rjhufnagel's discussion 'Help with Huge Lows with little insulin' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Sounds like he actually needs some carbs. Carbohydrates are not bad. Just needs insulin to cover them. Carbs are energy for the body, without replenishing them the body is using up its stored reserves. If he's going through a growth spurt his…"
Dec 16, 2014
Theo Pella replied to Nic's discussion 'Highs for 4 days???' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Changing of the site,sets and even changing the insulin vial is my first guess. Growth spurt would be my second guess. Third would be illness. Fourth and my all-time favorite is... diabetes. If you followed all of these, changing and trying…"
Jul 29, 2013
Theo Pella and Joey are now friends
Jul 18, 2013
Theo Pella replied to griz99's discussion 'Toddler mood swings, wacko BG, or is satan inhabiting my three-year-old?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"You have to remember, they are trying to deal with this disease as well, without the ability to rationalize this. At times they will just go berserk, having little to do with diabetes (bg wise) Like washing their hair, brushing their teeth, making…"
Jul 15, 2013
nel replied to Theo Pella's discussion 'What sort of Type 1 Camps are there in BC?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Here some more about family camps in BC The latest addition in PG , however this year's date has passed 2013 Dates:May 24 – 26 (held at Ness Lake Camp, Prince George, BC)"
Jun 24, 2013
Theo Pella replied to BarbraW's discussion 'NovoRapid/Lantus/Levemine in Quebec?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I was told for prescription meds in Canada, that a US Rx would not work. That you would have to stop at a clinic and get a new Rx from a Canadian Dr. to sign off on what you needed. So if it is for something you need a prescription for. Be prepared…"
Jun 14, 2013
nel replied to Theo Pella's discussion 'What sort of Type 1 Camps are there in BC?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I have been trying to locate and not successful ...when I attended the CDA Advocacy /Provincial Election session March 2 in Vancouver ( Richmond ) we were advised by the CDA Regional Chair , that a Camp was to be held this year ( first time ) in…"
Jun 10, 2013
Loke replied to Theo Pella's discussion 'What sort of Type 1 Camps are there in BC?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"You are looking for Camp Kakhamela. There are two camps offered. A family camp and an overnight camp that the child attends without family. We attended two years ago and my kids enjoyed it (9…"
Jun 10, 2013
Theo Pella replied to Holly's discussion 'CGM with Medtronic 522 Pump' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I would call your CGM Rep and go over the problems. They will tell you what to do or try. I'd do that before trying it again. If it's the sensor this is malfunctioning, you don't want to put your daughter through that again. Make sure…"
Jun 10, 2013
Vancouversailor replied to Theo Pella's discussion 'What sort of Type 1 Camps are there in BC?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I believe the Canadian Diabetes Association only has one organized summer camp for kids in BC, held at Gibson on the Sunshine Coast. Follow this link for more information: Tor"
Jun 9, 2013
Theo Pella added a discussion to the group Canada Diabetes

What sort of Type 1 Camps are there in BC?

I am looking for camps for my son to attend in BC. He is going to be 7 in a few months, so we might not do them this year, but would like info on camps to look at next year. Any thoughts of ideas from previous children that have attended or have helped out at them.ThanksSee More
Jun 9, 2013
Theo Pella replied to kaitype1's discussion 'How Many Carbs for a Teen?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Our dietician that partakes in our diabetes clinic is wonderful. But we are also in Canada.... so who knows? I would ask your Endo about the amount of carbs per meal and snack they are going to go with. Depends on age of the child, along with…"
Jun 6, 2013
Theo Pella replied to kaitype1's discussion 'How Many Carbs for a Teen?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Also I would add... I wouldn't restrict the diet unless ordered so by a Dr. I let our son eat what ever he wants in moderation. Kids need to be kids, and hell people need to be people. You don't want super high numbers, but you also…"
May 20, 2013
Theo Pella replied to kaitype1's discussion 'How Many Carbs for a Teen?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My advice is to ask your diabetic team. Do you see a dietitian? It took us a few months and different Dr. visits to put all the information together. This is what helped me think things out. You have 3 types of Carbs 1. Fiber 2. Starch 3.…"
May 20, 2013
Theo Pella replied to John's discussion 'Insulin and Glucagon in Canadian Schools' in the group Canada Diabetes
"As a parent and in the South Surrey/White Rock area, i will do what I can to spread the news. We have been pushing hard to get care for our son in school. Glucagon is a no brainer for us and we will help out pushing for this as well."
May 14, 2013
Theo Pella replied to aimeeh2oski's discussion 'Behavior problems in T1 children' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I have been meaning to reply to this for some time. Our son sounds the same way as your daughter. He was diagnosed at age 2 1/2 and is now almost 7. His first year in school was a HUGE struggle, at home as well as at school. We blamed it on his D…"
May 11, 2013

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At 6:42am on November 17, 2012, Doris D said…

hey TuD is doing it's yearly fundraising to keep this site here for us and others please give as little as a dollar to keep it here! it's a great place for all us d's to meet and talk they need to pay their light bills and such to keep them here with us! Please take time to give a little for the future diabetics of the world

At 6:53am on October 25, 2012, Doris D said…

Pssst.... pass it on!
I just wanted to stop by to see if you've done your Big Blue Test Today. Dont' forget that every time you log a Big Blue Test $5 is donated to diabetes charities that are providing life-saving supplies and services.
If you haven't yet, go log a Big Blue Test at If you have, do another!

At 4:19pm on September 15, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend Theo....
BC...way out there, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in southwestern Ontario... Kitchener-Waterloo (2 cities joined together). I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children, a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!! Tell me a bit about yourself!
Keep in touch, ok?

At 5:36am on September 15, 2012, Doris D said…

thank u for thr fr! Love ur profile pic!

At 4:44pm on September 14, 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 12:55pm on September 14, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Theo...fellow Canadian!
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.
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
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!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 9:50am on September 14, 2012, nel said…

Welcome to TuD Theo with a hand wave from the Shuswap :) ...just down the road from you :).Hope you don't mind these questions : is it you or a family member living with diabetes ?? Maybe you like to become part of the Canadian Group ? You will find information there only related to Canadians , such as the Disability Tax Credit( which you maybe aware off ??

At 7:45am on September 14, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway we can help just ask us! Come join us on our live chat on the bottom of our homepage. Here's a link to help u on ur way

At 5:39am on September 14, 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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