"First, welcome. Second, do not panic. Type 1 diabetes is manageable, some days more so than others and you and your son/family can do this. You also deserve a good night's sleep! My daughter is 10-1/2, wears an Animas Ping, loves it. Went first…"
""I Am...." by Maxine Mintz, Age 10 (T1 x 3 yrs) I am loving and strong
I wonder how many creations there are in the world
I hear the heater go off in the classroom
I see people everywhere
I want world peace
I am loving and strong.
"I, too, find that odd about the no protein. Usually a snack with protein helps you prevent the spikes. In any case, my daughter does milk at night or milk with chocolate ovaltine. My friend feeds her son Nature Valley Oats & Honey granola bars…"
"As a mom of a T1 kid and a licensed mental health professional, I would say you are tying knowledge to your emotions, It's called "intellectualizing" and it is a normal, human defense mechanism. The problem is that defense mechanisms…"
"This is one of the best arguments I can make for insisting on a 504 plan at school. A child with T1D needs a special accommodation so that he or she can have the same school experience as his/her peers. That includes PE, and in some cases PE is a…"
"Let her eat whatever she wants and bolus right after. The greater damage is, in my humble opinion, reinforcing the negative message that holidays are a time for worry. Holidays are a time for family and eating and fun! Happy Thanksgiving!"
"Welcome Hebrew! Getting on a pump doesn't require hospitalization, but it is a few weeks of checking the blood sugar very few hours, including through the night, and then keeping logs for the pump company representatives They help you set it up…"
"My daughter wears Animas Ping and you can't find a spot of fat on her whole body! She alternates left buttock, right buttock, then does switch over to her tummy periodically. I would call your Animas rep or the hotline to see what they say.…"
my daughter uses Animas Ping and I have to say she swims, takes a bath, shower - no issue. But like Jessica, I always try to time bath night with a set change just so my daughter can have a few minutes of being totally disconnected. I…"
"Another one for everyone to know is DM1 and DM2 (Often written as DMII) for Diabetes Mellitus, which is the medical record way of writing diabetes. TX means treatment or therapy. HX means history, as in no family hx. Blood sugar is written as BG…"
"Children can get on Medicaid - which goes by different names in each state. Also the S-CHIP program, a federal program administered by the states. You can Google "CHIP State Directors" to find the coordinator in your state."
"Happy Birthday Naomi! My daughter has had 2 birthday parties with T1 (she is now 9). Get whatever cake she wants. I figure that a piece of birthday cake from anywhere with sugary frosting is about 44g per piece (1/12 of a cake). This is based on…"
"My daughter likes olives. There are many varieties, and her favorite is kalamata. She also eats cucumbers. The persian cukes are excellent. She snacks on almonds, which are very low carb, and also come in many varieties (as well as have many other…"
We lived on Trinidad! I remember seeing Jonny Mosely skateboard down the hill. We lived there when he got his gold medals in the Olympics, and there was a big street party for him when he came back. He lived across the street - kinda - from us.
hi, Tracy, welcome! Here is the New Member Guide. We have a very active Group here for Parents of Kids with Type 1. Look under Groups on the top banner, you should be able to find it (if not, just ask me). We used to live in Tiburon in Paradise Cay. Spent many happy hours at the Corinthian Yacht Club.
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Dear Ms. Rosenthal: I am a person living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 30. I am also the President and co-Founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at connecting and mobilizing the diabetes community. Seeing Read on! →