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Hello from a parent of a child with type 1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ursela Mar 23, 2010. 8 Replies

I am a single mother of an 11 year old who was diagnosed with type 1.  Her diagnosis came as a total shock because we don't have type 1 in the family (at least not that I am aware of).  Her diagnosis…Continue


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Ursela replied to becky's discussion 'Omnipod Sore Cannula Site' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"It isn't really harsh. My T1 daughter has ezcema and it doesn't irritate her skin. With that said, my other daughter who has no skin issues, cannot use it because it gives her hives. My recommendation would be to apply it in a small area…"
Jan 2, 2014
Ursela replied to becky's discussion 'Omnipod Sore Cannula Site' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My daughter is on the omnipod as well. Over the past year she has had the same issue. We were told by our doctor to have her shower with a product called hibiclens. It's a surgical scrub that is used here in the US and can be purchased over the…"
Jan 2, 2014
Ursela replied to griz99's discussion 'Tired of being a diabetes educator' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My daughter was diagnosed 3 1/2 years ago at the age of 11. It is a struggle and the only way your friends and family feel that they can show you how much they care is to ask questions. When I was asked those questions, I just answered that if I…"
Aug 15, 2013
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Apr 2, 2013
Ursela replied to marnie's discussion 'High Cholesterol' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My daughters Endo explained to us that the more uncontrolled he blood sugar is the higher chance a diabetic has of having cholesterol issues. With that said, my daughters cholesterol was checked recently and yep, her levels are higher than normal.…"
Mar 22, 2013
Ursela replied to Type1Mom's discussion 'POD - Has anyone tried the newest pod on their child?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"The new pod is only coming into production now. I called omnipod last week to see when they would be moving us over to the new one. They said that everyone will eventually go to it, but the roll out is going to be slow. The new pod is a ton smaller…"
Mar 17, 2013
Ursela replied to michelle13's discussion 'recently diagnosed with T1. please help.' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Every diabetic is different. What I do with my daughter is not exactly the same as what someone else does with their t1 child. With that said, my daughter reacts crazy with exercise. She drops unpredictably,so at 158 I would only treat her with the…"
Mar 10, 2013
Ursela replied to michelle13's discussion 'recently diagnosed with T1. please help.' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Hi Michelle, First let me tell you that you are not alone in the way you feel. It is a whirlwind if information that you were feed over the last few days and most of it is scary. The lows, the highs, the complications that they reiterate about a…"
Mar 9, 2013
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Dec 20, 2012
Ursela replied to Blondie's discussion 'Jumping Through The Hoops To Get A Pump' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My daughters doctor encouraged us to get a pump from almost the first day she was diagnosed. It is an aweful policy to say that someone has to control their blood sugars before going on pump. It is impossible to keep blood sugars leveled out when…"
Dec 20, 2012
Ursela replied to Jen's discussion 'Bone Age X-Ray' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I'm an X-ray tech. I have done many many bone age X-rays. It really isn't a big deal. It consists of one X-ray of the hand = very little radiation and very little time. What they are looking for in this particular X-ray is how closed her…"
Dec 11, 2012
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Jan 29, 2012
Ursela replied to Karen's discussion 'How does your child wear his pump?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My daughter has a golla pouch that she wears around her waist. There are a bunch of styles, most for girls, but here is a link for one that is a boys style. http://golla.com/#/en/products/info/G977 He can also wrap the tube loosely and tuck it into…"
Mar 15, 2011
Ursela replied to jimt1cgms's discussion 'Apidra and MM Pump' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Apidra is actually the best insulin to use as it does not clog as often as the others. That is what I have heard from both Minimed, CDE, and the Apidra reps. We have been pumping with Apidra for almost a year now and have never had issues with the…"
Feb 10, 2011
Ursela replied to Celeste's discussion 'new CGM user - 3 yr old - Mom needs install tips' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"My daughter swears by ice. We just take a piece of ice and put it on her skin for about 4 to 5 minutes and then insert the CGM. She says she barely feels it."
Nov 5, 2010
Ursela replied to Patrick's discussion 'Paradigm Insulin Pump Issues' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"1- My daughter had the same issue with the adhesive. We were given both Tegaderm and IV 3000. The tegaderm causes rashes for her. Also the adhesive on the sensor itself sometimes causes issues. I was told by my MM rep that we could spray the site…"
Nov 5, 2010

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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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I would like to be able to take better care of my daughter who has type 1
Date diagnosed
November 10, 2009
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?

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At 8:21am on July 9, 2010, Jeannine said…
Thanks so much! We do the same thing! I guess this is just how it goes! I will just hand her her meter when I feel she is being irrational! (or whatever you call it) It's good to know we arent' the only ones on this roller coaster ride! Sometimes my husband and I will describe the mood she is in by naming it a roller coaster ride(Demondrop, tHE bEAST, The Gemini etc...)
At 10:17am on July 7, 2010, Jeannine said…
It sounds that we are in the same boat! Its hard to know if she is having a "diabetes mood, puberty mood, or preteen mood" I guess I just frustrated when I think we are getting a hang og it and then we get crazy numbers!
At 8:37pm on March 22, 2010, Toni Crebbin said…
Welcome to tudiabetes Ursela! When you get the chance, click on "groups" above and join the NW diabetics group. There are a few others from your area that may be of a good resource for you.
At 9:20am on March 15, 2010, Osob said…
Welcome glad you found us.
At 9:13am on March 15, 2010, Doris D said…
Welcome to our REALLY BIG FAMILY Ursie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 8:07pm on March 14, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 3:53pm on March 14, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Ursie!
At 1:23pm on March 14, 2010, Marie B said…
hi, Ursie, welcome! here is the new member guide


it may answer your questions about how things work around here. If you click on "Groups" on the top banner, you will find one called "Parents of kids with type1"



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