"I don't have any answers for you, just wanted to let you know you are not alone. My 14 year old son is very tall and thin. He can only put his site on his upper arms and upper butt. We need to find new ground to put his sites but he is just too…"
"We actually decided to use a pump basically just for this reason. We were finding that my son was going low during the night after having practice earlier in the evening. When my son (14 yrs old) has basketball practice we reduce his basal by 30%…"
"My son plays basketball at least 4 times a week sometimes more often with games and he has a pump. He does choose to disconnect his pump for basketball but all you have to do is bolus your basal (or a % of it due to the exercise)at the top of each…"
"Wow, I am so sorry to hear you had such a rough time, mostly alone as a teenager, with your diabetes care. My son is 13 and was diagnosed with type I at 10 years old. He probably thinks I am a major pain about his diabetes care. Hopefully he will…"
"I am not diabetic (my son has T1) so I am not really able to answer your question regarding type I and breastfeeding; however, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how wonderful breastfeeding your child is. I breastfeed my son until…"
"Just a thought - My 13 year old son can not use his belly for sites. He is too thin. He does not have enough fat in that area per his doctor. We use backside and arms. I am trying to get him to try his legs, but I haven't won yet. Good luck."
My oldest 2 children are boys ages 16 & 14. Then my daughter Helen is 11. Mary - the one with diabetes is 9. My youngest boy is 7.
We are Homeschoolers. My oldest is into History, very much and enjoys taking care of his pigs. My second son enjoys hunting and loves math and likes taking care of the chickens and chopping wood. Helen and Mary enjoy playing dolls and crafts and sewing and enjoy their puppy.
Timmy enjoys just playing with his toys!!
I have 4 other children. None with Diabetes. Mary is the only one. (hopefully it stays that way).
Do you ever wonder what went wrong, what could have caused it to happen??
Sometimes I do. Mary got it after she received a booster DTP. It makes me wonder sometimes. I am not a favorite of immunizations ever since I worked for a Pediatrician when I was still single. I"ve seen too much I guess.
I worry about my youngest son. He often displays a lot of thirst and urinating but his sugars always turn up perfect.
Mary goes to pumping class tomorrow to put on her new Minimed Revel. I am completely exhausted. I was up with her 3 straight nights in a row adjusting her Basal rates because she is going through a growth spurt. I don't feel to with it today.
I am assuming you have twins?! Do you have anymore children?
So good to talk with you.
Sorry to take so long to reply -- Nate got better fast. Eric refused the antibiotic, and since I'm not willing to sit on him and pour it down his throat, he took longer. Current difficulty may require me to go in search of flavorless antibiotic though--he seems to have some sort of systemic bacterial infection that's going after his CGM sites (not the infusion set sites, though, which is weird). Even one day into the most recent site, it was red and pus-filled so I removed it, cleaned it, and I'm leaving it to heal. This is the third one in a week to go septic!
Hi, Thanks for he friend invite. As well as being Type 1 myself for 35 years, I have a son who is type 1 and using the Ping. I thought I had figured the type 1 thing out, until I tried to manage a ten year old....
Chamberlyn, my 10 year old, was diagnosed last October when she was 9. I also have a son who is 8. She's done pretty well, but is ready to try the pump, and is upset that her numbers have been soaring here lately (I'm thinking the honeymoon's over). :)
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