"I have a new one!!!! I actually had a women at our dance studio tell me that there was a "study" done, and that if the girls didn't talk for 11 days it would decrease their insulin needs! Say WHAT!?!?!?"
"I am not sure that restricting carbs will prolong the honeymoon. Once the immune system decides to kill off the beta cells, there isn't much that you can do to slow it down or stop it. As for how low is too low. most agree the proper range for…"
"Hi Emjaybee! We were told that our other 2 children still only have a 5% chance of developing the disease. We look at is as having won the worst lotto ever! We are of scandinavian decent, so that puts you at higher risk. Our 2 non d kids are in…"
"I also understand why Omnipod made the decision that they did from a fiscal standpoint, my problem is with the fact that we were lied to and the company made promises that they were unable to keep. Had i known that existing users would have to wait…"
"Hi my peeps! Well as i have previously posted, two of my little girls were dxd 3 years ago, with no previous family history. Just got a new dx today for my 18yo nephew. our family is reeling, again! This disease sucks!"
"After our first daughter was diagnosed we enrolled our other three in trial net. I was having a ton of anxiety over not knowing. Our oldest daughter came back positive for autoantibodies and was dx'd 2 months later (10 months after her sister).…"
"I swear if i were ever accused of a crime and my house sprayed with luminol it would light up like the 4th of July! I wish my kids used an alcohol wipe (tissue, rag...) instead my girls wipe the blood on their meter case, and then wherever else is…"
"We got the omnipod a year ago, and were also told existing users would get the smaller pod first. I am excited for the OP, but really miffed with omnipod for lying to us! we were going to either wait, or go with another pump, but were told since the…"
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"A couple of years ago I actually passed out after finally getting a reading from my soundly sleeping child. Turns out she was perfectly in range, but i had so completely panicked that i thought I was having a stroke. We got our daughters dex's…"
"Unfortunately I think secondary teachers often dont know. I assumed that my daughters school nurse would be informing my middle school T1s teachers about her disease (since we provided informational packets and were told by the nurse that she would…"
"Another one of my favorites is, "i know a homeopathic doctor who says they could have the girls off of insulin in 6 months!". To which i am thinking, yeah, they would be off insulin because the quack would have killed them."
"Do i really have to pick just one! i think i can narrow it down to 2. When people realize that both my oldest 2 are type 1 i get "there not fat!" da da da! CAPTAIN OBVIOUS! (my girls swim competitively year round and dance 12 hours a week)…"
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?
November 26, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.3 and 7.7
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
omnipod, animas ping, dexcom
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I have 4 beautiful children who are the light of my life. My oldest 2, both daughters, are both T1 diabetics, diagnosed 10 months apart. Diabetes is a part of our lives, but it is not what defines who we are.
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Yes, the wait is horrible ... every April/May I wait for the letter back from TrialNet (you don't want the call - that means positive) ... I'm really hoping Max escapes his brother's fate ... I've had T1 for 25 years now and the worst part of my diabetes is the fact that my eldest Nicholas got it ... he was diagnosed in 2006. I don't know how families that have more then 2 members w/T1 do it .... I had to leave work to help manage Nicholas' diabetes .... it affects your life on all levels imaginable.
Thank you so much for responding...Today is the first day I actually had a chance to sit down and browse this site. It is awesome so far. I only have one child. Olivia age 9, going on 20....lol her b-day is May 30th...can't believe she will be 10 soon. This new diagnosis threw us for a loop....I am a nurse and even I didn't see this coming. The symptoms were so vague.
She did present in DKA however....Anyhow, how are you adjusting with 2 having D? I bet it actually is a little easier so that they have eachother to lean on etc...
I will definately give Olivia your dtr's email addy. Mine is email@example.com and Olivia's is Olivia2001@computermail.net
Thanks so much for sharing and have a great evening...Please keep in touch...
Pam and Olivia...
Interesting that it wasn't as big of an adjustment for Lilly. When Eva was diagnosed, she just took it in stride since it had already happened to Erin. She would ask us when she was going to get shots before her onset. She thought it was just part of getting older. Neither of my girls really remembers the non-D years.
I think your daughters are the same age as my younger daughter, Eva (7). Erin is 9 going on 40. Our family has it a bit "easier" if you can call it that, since we don't have any non-D siblings to take into consideration. With both of them having T1, our family can embrace changes a little more easily. The disease is a little different in each. We caught Eva's onset much earlier so she isn't as insulin-resistant as Erin. Erin was in DKA when she was diagnosed and it took a long time to stabilize her.
Wecome to Tu! When I first joined here, there definitely weren't that many parents with more than 1 T1 kid!
Wow, that does sound busy! I have my girls in a dance/gymnastics class and have 2 nights a week at the Gym, and that wears me out! :) But, they both love it and their confidence and physical strength and ability has really grown, so it's very worth it to me. That's great that they're starting to count carbs, etc. Are they pumping or on MDI?
I know what you mean about being an ambassador for D. I get tired of the silly or crazy things people say to me, but I keep speaking up to help them understand better. I read the book Getting A grip on diabetes (written by teen brothers with Type 1) which is great for teens/kids and the book their mother wrote. It's outdated a bit, but nice to read her ideas and how she managed things. She has a can-do attitude with them and they're done great.
Feel free to PM me any time or to chat on our pages. I don't know many D Mamas, so I love chatting with people online via TuD.
You have your hands full with 4 kids and 2 sets of diabetes to manage! It sounds like you're doing a great job though! :) Thanks for the add. We're going on 4 years with D, my younger daughter was diagnosed at 15 months.
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