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Does pain raise blood sugars?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Feb 7, 2014. 2 Replies

Two days ago, my son (10 yrs) had minor out patient surgery and his blood sugars have been high ever since. I have done a correction bolus every time we check his sugars, which is about 8 - 10 times…Continue

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9 yr old with frequent stomach pain and significant weight loss. Any suggestions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Holger Schmeken Jul 29, 2013. 14 Replies

I hope you can give me some advise of where to turn and what to do. My son is 9 yrs old with type 1. Since diagnosis (Jan 2011) he has had excellent A1c ranging 5.9 - 6.4. He uses the Medtronic pump…Continue

Tags: pain, celiac, Stomach, weight

Diabetes Supplies Abroad

Started Jul 21, 2012 0 Replies

My son is T1 and 8yrs old. Our family is preparing to become full time cruisers on a monohull (yet to be purchased). We are planning to be away for two years exploring the world and home-schooling.…Continue

Tags: Boat, International, Supplies, Sailing

What is the calculation to find how much one gram of carbs raises your BG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yifat Feb 6, 2012. 7 Replies

Hello All, I'm familiar with the 500 rule to estimate your carb factor and I'm familiar with the 1800 rule to determine your correction factor, but when my son (8 yrs old) has a low I'm always…Continue


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Yifat replied to Raven Hughes's discussion 'numbing cream'
"My son is only 11 so I still take care of most his site changes. I apply numbing cream almost everytime we do a new infusion set and we use it for his Dexcom sensor also. I only use a tiny, tiny bit and then we only let it sit for 20-25 minutes."
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Yifat replied to Jennifer's discussion 'Sleepover at 8 years old?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My son was 7 when diagnosed, he is now 11. I do allow him to sleepover at friends houses, but there are two things I do to feel comfortable. 1) At all times I have him show me that he can take care of his diabetes. The way I do this is simple; I…"
Dec 15, 2014
Yifat replied to Richard157's discussion 'Man Uses Insulin From Animals for Type 1 Wife'
"This is a very inspirational story. Thank you for posting it."
Dec 12, 2014
Yifat commented on JT's group 'Diabetic Sailors'
"Hello Lisa, you are way ahead of me on both sailing experience and diabetes experience. My family has been planning for years to buy a sailboat and travel internationally. Right now we have a little sailing experience but once we buy our boat we…"
Oct 28, 2014
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Live interview with Pediatric Endocrinologist Shara Bialo at TuDiabetes homepage

September 4, 2014 from 10am to 11am
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Shara Bialo is a board-certified pediatrician and is currently in her final year of Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship training at Brown University. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 9 years of age and has experienced her share of diabetes-related ups and downs. Ultimately, it helped shape her decision to pursue…See More
Jul 19, 2014
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Live Interview with Dr. Denise Faustman, Director of Immunobiology Massachusetts General Hospital at TuDiabetes homepage

July 24, 2014 from 11am to 12pm
This event already occurred. Enjoy the recording!Denise L. Faustman, MD, PhD, Director of Immunobiology, Massachusetts General Hospital & Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolDenise Faustman, MD, PhD, is Director of the Immunobiology Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical…See More
Jul 19, 2014
Yifat replied to aimeeh2oski's discussion 'Does red food dye increase blood sugars?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Aimee,I'm not an expert on food additives, but it seems to me that your daughter's BG rise could be attributed to many other factors, such as anxiety regarding the Dr visit/ailment or directly related to the rash (illness often brings…"
Apr 30, 2014
Yifat replied to Kj's discussion 'Wearing the Dexcom G4 and a Medtronic Pump' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My son is ten, very active and it was a struggle to find a comfortable pump belt. In the beginning he tried many different pump belts and ways to carry the pump comfortably. At the age of 8 his favorite was "". As time went on…"
Apr 25, 2014
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Apr 6, 2014
Yifat replied to Leelaa's discussion 'Hating her pump...'
"Leelaa, I recommend you explore more ways for your daughter to wear the pump. I do think it is important to find a comfortable, secure way to carry the pump and tuck in the tubing. My son is ten, very active and it was a struggle to find a…"
Apr 4, 2014
Kathy replied to Yifat's discussion 'Does pain raise blood sugars?'
"I would agree that it's probably combined stress of having the procure plus the ensuing pain. However, a post-surgical infection could also cause a rise, so it's probably a good idea to rule that out. By all means, call the doc and be…"
Feb 7, 2014
Kim replied to Yifat's discussion 'Does pain raise blood sugars?'
"Please never worry about contacting his physician with questions like this. As you know, a lot of things can cause increased blood sugar readings. His increase could be due to pain, stress, relatively low activity levels during recovery,…"
Feb 7, 2014
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Does pain raise blood sugars?

Two days ago, my son (10 yrs) had minor out patient surgery and his blood sugars have been high ever since. I have done a correction bolus every time we check his sugars, which is about 8 - 10 times a day. I'm hesitant to rise his Basal rates because he has so much more active insulin than usual. Is it common for pain to raise blood sugars?
Feb 7, 2014
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Dec 25, 2013
Yifat replied to Erin's discussion 'Where do you get your pump supplies from?'
"To find my pump supplier I called Medtronic and told them which insurance I have and they were able to lookup which supplier I should use. I believe all the pump companies will have that information because they want to sell their product even if it…"
Dec 25, 2013
Yifat replied to Jennifer's discussion 'We surrender!'
"I also have a very, very thin 10 yr old. We use the Medtronic pump so the infusion sets are different, but since he is so thin we can only insert in one area of his body. We use the very low back/high butt. That is the only area that has enough…"
Dec 25, 2013

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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January 21, 2011
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At 5:57am on December 11, 2011, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 12:19pm on December 8, 2011, catlover said…

Hi Yifat- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 7:25pm on December 7, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Yifat. Almost a whole year since your's it all going?
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, 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.
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 12:45pm on December 7, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

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At 8:51am on December 7, 2011, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn 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 even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

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