"I know how you feel. Some days I am fine being "educator to the world", but some days I just want to be a normal mom, and i want my girls to be normal kids. Unfortunately I cant make people make appointments to ask questions! LOL. It is a…"
"You do need to keep the pods until you call because they will want the lot and serial numbers off of them. If this is your first time calling and you already chucked them i would still give them a call. they may give you a pass as long as you can…"
"if you are putting them on her arms, the bands4life work great, or if you sew you can make them yourself. We have a friend that sews and we go to the fabric store, buy cute swim fabric and she whips them out for us. We have found that they dont work…"
"sleep? who needs sleep! Ya right, I wish! Actually my husband and i trade off duty so that at least one of us can sleep through the night. I cherish those stretches when both girls are stable, although with puberty those nights seem few and far…"
"Sorry I wasn't very clear! So as soon as we do the insertion I put on the first sheet of IV dressing. Then after about a week it starts to peel up, so then I carefully trim away the peeled edges (I will admit I knicked my DD once), then apply a…"
"Glad to find this. I have a swimmer too, only we started Dexcom during a hiatus and now we're back, I'm afraid to lose the use of the sensor before it's time, they are so expensive! Anyway,aliceclones, thanks for tips on ReliaMed IV…"
"Skintac under, then i cut a hole in the middle of reliamed IV site dressing (the thin clear sheets) and use that to cover the adhesive part. If we trim and add a new sheet we can get 2 weeks out of an insertion. If we are using an arm, we also add…"
"Congratulations. That is really good news for you and your daughter. I too love the system but I have found that the only place the sensor can be if I am swimming is on my arm. I have tried stomach, thigh and other locations but never get any signal…"
"Can you share what you're using to get the sensor to stick? We've struggled with the stickiness issues more than anything, especially with a lot of swimming. Just curious if you use anything special!"
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
Tell us more about you (optional)
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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALICE!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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