erinmcmahon
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Help for 3 year old with type 1 in school

Started this discussion. Last reply by erinmcmahon Oct 9, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm asking for help for a friend of mine. Her daughter has type 1, diagnosed in May. The little girl will be 4 in November, and is enrolled in Universal (Public) Pre-Kindergarten.I've had…Continue

Reduced basal rates for no real reason- odd results. Opinions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TS Jan 5, 2012. 10 Replies

Hi everyone,I think most of us do experiments on ourselves sometimes.About a week ago, I lowered all of my basal rates. I felt like I was taking too much insulin, and my basals were 85-90% of my…Continue

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Can you be fat and have an eating disorder?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Natalie ._c- Jul 11, 2011. 21 Replies

I apologize if this topic has already been covered, but I need some advice.I just realized that I might have an eating disorder. I think this has been going on for 10-15 years, at least.I was…Continue

 

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rick phillips left a comment for erinmcmahon
"Erinmcmahon, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Feb 25
Linda G left a comment for erinmcmahon
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, why don't you come join us in the…"
Feb 25, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for erinmcmahon
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Feb 25, 2013
erinmcmahon replied to Mike Jarboe's discussion 'Transition to endocrinologist...help'
"Yes, I second The Endocrine Group! I live an hour away and pass several endocrinologists on my way there, but they are totally worth the drive. I started seeing Dr. Abelseth almost 20 years ago and she is still the best doctor I have ever had (even…"
Oct 15, 2012
erinmcmahon and Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill are now friends
Oct 9, 2012
erinmcmahon replied to erinmcmahon's discussion 'Help for 3 year old with type 1 in school'
"Thank you, great points. I feel so bad that they have to deal with this on top of the new(ish) diagnosis. I'm sure it will work out, but I will encourage the mom to go to the administration/school board/whatever is necessary."
Oct 9, 2012
erinmcmahon replied to erinmcmahon's discussion 'Help for 3 year old with type 1 in school'
"Thanks, everyone! I will definitely pass your suggestions on to the mom."
Oct 9, 2012
Timothy replied to erinmcmahon's discussion 'Help for 3 year old with type 1 in school'
"Most public schools in the US and Canada have assistant programs. There can be an assistant assigned to her classroom who knows what he or she is doing regarding diabetes. This will not cost anything but needs to be requested and paperwork and all…"
Oct 9, 2012
Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill replied to erinmcmahon's discussion 'Help for 3 year old with type 1 in school'
"This mother must be going out of her mind with worry. The child is still a baby in her mother's eyes. She is placing her child in the care of these people, they should do their utmost to ensure that they are well informed and have the ability…"
Oct 9, 2012
erinmcmahon posted a discussion

Help for 3 year old with type 1 in school

Hi everyone,I'm asking for help for a friend of mine. Her daughter has type 1, diagnosed in May. The little girl will be 4 in November, and is enrolled in Universal (Public) Pre-Kindergarten.I've had type 1 for 25 years, but so many things have changed since then I'm not able to be much help to her when it comes to diabetes and school.The little girl is on a pump and just got a CGM. She is in school Monday thru Friday from 9:00-11:30 am. No meals are served while she is at school, but they do…See More
Oct 9, 2012
erinmcmahon replied to sarasugar's discussion 'I'm pregnant... on accident.'
"You sound like you are really mature for your age, and you have a good support system around you. Maybe go to the store and get one of those A1C Now tests to get an idea of how you are now?"
May 8, 2012
erinmcmahon replied to sarasugar's discussion 'I'm pregnant... on accident.'
"First, congratulations! Motherhood is completely amazing, if it is something you want. My first pregnancy was unplanned. My numbers were good, but not terrific at the time (I think my A1C was in the mid 7s then). My daughter was born 6 weeks early…"
May 8, 2012
NyJonesy26/Ken left a comment for erinmcmahon
"Hey sorry it took so long to reply but I haven't checked this site in a while >.< I'm doing ok now managed to get on the patient assistance program so I got a 90-day supply of the Lantus and am now in the process of re-applying for…"
Feb 12, 2012
acidrock23 replied to erinmcmahon's discussion 'Reduced basal rates for no real reason- odd results. Opinions?'
"Unfortunately, I can't find my copy of Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution but he cites a study and his own experience and also mentions that he's rx'ed the multi-shot thing to some of his patients. I don't agree with him…"
Jan 5, 2012
erinmcmahon replied to Mike S.'s discussion 'Anyone Using Medco for Insulin?'
"I had problems with this until I started using the automatic refill thing for insulin. Now it just shows up...if you haven't tried this, it might help."
Jan 5, 2012
erinmcmahon replied to erinmcmahon's discussion 'Reduced basal rates for no real reason- odd results. Opinions?'
"Wow, thanks so much. I have been pumping since 1997, and have seen CDEs and endos millions of times, but I feel like you just educated me more than they ever have. I'm also in contact with my Minimed rep and have met with her a few times about…"
Jan 5, 2012

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August 4, 1987
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6.7
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Becoming part of a community

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 8:05am 1 Comment

I grew up in a family that didn't talk about anything, and it took me until recently to realize it doesn't have to be that way. I speak to my parents frequently, but I wouldn't say we are close.



Because it was never discussed, I always felt ashamed of my diabetes. I took the control that I could from day one, at seven years old. My mom would "draw up" my shots for me, but I would do the injections. I would check my blood sugars with the crazy meter that took forever and required… Continue

I'm so excited to blog here!

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 7:53am 1 Comment

This is probably going to be a rough first attempt, but I want to write a little to introduce myself and I hope it will motivate me to keep writing. I recently found this community and people seem so nice and helpful!



So..me. I' a 31 year old mother of two. My husband and I live in upstate NY with our girls (Kai is 6 and Kathleen is 16 months). I currently am a full time mom, which is a wonderful gift and also has it's own set of challenges.



I have had diabetes since I was… Continue

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At 4:56am on February 25, 2014, rick phillips said…

Erinmcmahon, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:33am on February 25, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES ERIN!!
(You haven't commented in a long while. Have you been away?
Is everything alright....can we help??)
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At 12:58am on February 25, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday, erinmcmahon. I wish for you a most wonderful day and many,many more. ENJOY!!!

At 3:54am on February 25, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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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At 2:00am on February 25, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 10:27am on February 12, 2012, NyJonesy26/Ken said…

Hey sorry it took so long to reply but I haven't checked this site in a while >.< I'm doing ok now managed to get on the patient assistance program so I got a 90-day supply of the Lantus and am now in the process of re-applying for medicaid

At 8:54am on November 25, 2011, Marie B said…

is Ken really your next door neighbor? that's amazing! bless you for helping, just the kind of story of helping and generosity I need to hear right now.

At 7:11pm on May 10, 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 1:30pm on May 10, 2011, Marie B said…
hi erin, welcome! I just read your blog, we're very happy you found us! let me know if you have any questions.
At 3:33am on May 10, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
 
 
 

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