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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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...)
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!
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