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How can I help my son with type one diabetes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by linsylee Apr 29, 2013. 23 Replies

Hi there,My 13 year old son has recently been diagnosed with type one diabetes and we all coming to terms with this news. At the moment, his blood count is still very high and he SO hungry. I would…Continue

 

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linsylee replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"Hi Vicky! Everyone has given you great, solid advice here. I'm just going to tell you what's worked for me and you can take it or leave it (please remember that much of diabetes is subjective, I can eat dark chocolate with sugar and not…"
Apr 29, 2013
Stuart replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"Hello Vicky: There are certainly many here who can assist, without question, however, for a site (sorry Manny) SPECIFICALLY for the parents of children I'd also recommend www.childrenwithdiabetes.com as well. By definition that is their…"
Apr 24, 2013
Robbie replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"Breakfast cereals are tough on T1s due to their high glycemic index. I have found that Oatmeal treats me pretty well, but my most common breakfast food is greek yogurt - specifically the Chobani one. Even with that though, you need to bolus ahead of…"
Apr 16, 2013
Vicky commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'United Kingdom Diabetics'
"Hi there, my son is 13 years and he was diagnosed with type one diabetes end of Jan. We managed to get his insulin/blood count under control but recently he has been having lots of "hypos" and so I have reduced his insulin intake. I think…"
Apr 4, 2013
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kaitype1 replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"My 15 year old son was diagnosed February 12, 2013. Just a little less than a month. I see that this post was written a little while ago. Are you still looking for ideas? What carb amounts are you shooting for each meal?"
Mar 10, 2013
Cody's Mom replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"Hi Vicky, I feel your pain! When my 4 year old son was diagnosed last year I was initially worried he would be hungry if I had to watch how many carbs he ate at each meal. (Our family consumes a lot of carbs.....fruits, breads and desserts are our…"
Feb 20, 2013
Marie B left a comment for Vicky
"Vicky, also, you might want to join this group http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/unitedkingdom there are 350 UK members in the group, perhaps someone nearby you with similar circumstances."
Feb 17, 2013
Vicky replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"Thank you all so much for responding to my post. The information given is brilliant and I will take a look at all the links and suggestions. We weighed out a very small bowl of cereal (shreddies) this morning and although he was disappointed, he…"
Feb 17, 2013
Sam replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"I've pretty much decided that breakfast cereals are out of the question for me due to total inability to control glucose levels after eating them. I pretty much eat eggs and meat of some sort and n English muffin every day for breakfast. I find…"
Feb 16, 2013
Stacy Cimino replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"One thing that really helps is pre bolusing when Jared who is 13 (dx at 5) wakes up he tests and boluses for breakfast right away as long as bg is over 80 . For a long time he ate corn dogs for breakfast which seams odd but it worked great. He also…"
Feb 16, 2013
Saren replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"I'd second this. I think it's important to be able to eat as close to what you want as possible. I'm 40 and still love my breakfast cereal - now I choose shredded wheat with bran which has no sugar. Add in some cottage cheese and a…"
Feb 16, 2013
TC replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"Starbucks has a wonderful bottle of sugar free vanilla flavoring, but it costs $9/bottle. Good stuff though! I love the suggestion of using it in almond milk!"
Feb 16, 2013
Don replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"Lots of solid advice here. Feeling hungry can happen when blood count is high (also when low), so his hunger may get better as his blood count improves. Protein helps to feel full. Hang in there!"
Feb 16, 2013
Zoe replied to Vicky's discussion 'How can I help my son with type one diabetes?'
"I love this recipe as well, though I usually make it in an individual souffle dish when I have some extra time in the morning. The idea of reheated eggs definitely doesn't appeal to me. I also use various type souffle recipes for dinner as they…"
Feb 16, 2013

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At 4:35am on February 17, 2013, Marie B said…

Vicky, also, you might want to join this group
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/unitedkingdom

there are 350 UK members in the group, perhaps someone nearby you with similar circumstances.

At 6:36am on February 16, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Vicky, welcome to the community btw. Please join our group for parents of kids with type1

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/parentsofkidswithtype1

I know they are very helpful over there.

At 1:59am on February 11, 2013, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is 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 vent to, if needed.
At 6:27pm on February 10, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Vicky!!
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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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!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:28pm on February 10, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Vicky, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions. I’m so glad you are here.

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 2:06pm on February 10, 2013, 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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