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Caring for a young child with Type 1 and working full time

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allison Nimlos Apr 20, 2010. 7 Replies

Hi everyone,We have 5 children - all girls.  Our 4th daughter is now 4 and was diagnosed with type 1 when she was 22 months old.  We have been pumping for nearly 2 years.  I also have LADA and pump…Continue

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Go HERE to vote for Sanchez and help him win a grant for diabetes.Voting ends Friday, Feb. 5.  You can vote as much as you…Continue

 

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Allison Nimlos replied to laura kay's discussion 'Caring for a young child with Type 1 and working full time'
"I don't imagine there are any assistance programs. But I do think that hiring help will be easier than taking a pay cut. Also, it shouldn't (ideally) take too much time to adjust her settings, though I imagine that with 5 kids it takes up…"
Apr 20, 2010
Xanthasun replied to laura kay's discussion 'Caring for a young child with Type 1 and working full time'
"I"m not sure what's available in your area, but you might want to see if there is a support group for parents of kids with diabetes or for adults. If nothing else, it would be person-to-person support though they might be more informed…"
Apr 20, 2010
laura kay replied to laura kay's discussion 'Caring for a young child with Type 1 and working full time'
"You are totally right and I hadn't thought of that. We have a nursing program in town. I'll give it some thought. thanks, laura"
Apr 18, 2010
laura kay replied to laura kay's discussion 'Caring for a young child with Type 1 and working full time'
"Yes, there are some, but we don't need child care. My husband is home when I work, and manages her day to day. However, I'm the one that maintains the medical records, makes the appts, reviews her data and changes her pump settings (as…"
Apr 18, 2010
laura kay replied to laura kay's discussion 'Caring for a young child with Type 1 and working full time'
"It helps to know i'm not alone.....I suspect there isn't much help available, i just feel totally overwhelmed sometimes, as i'm sure you do too. I think it's very difficult to get SSDI, though i don't know for sure and am…"
Apr 18, 2010
barbraann replied to laura kay's discussion 'Caring for a young child with Type 1 and working full time'
"Sounds like you need some help with the basics; laundry, housework to free up some time to handle the diabetes issues. Since you're in nursing, is there a contact through a nursing school (college?) or hospital where you can find an extra pair…"
Apr 15, 2010
Elizabeth replied to laura kay's discussion 'Caring for a young child with Type 1 and working full time'
"I know how you feel. Working FT myself, husband disabled and having a tough time even caring for himself, I do all the diabetes management for Eric. Off the top of my head I don't know of anything but would sure love to hear it if you find a…"
Apr 15, 2010
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Caring for a young child with Type 1 and working full time

Hi everyone,We have 5 children - all girls.  Our 4th daughter is now 4 and was diagnosed with type 1 when she was 22 months old.  We have been pumping for nearly 2 years.  I also have LADA and pump as well.  I currently (and have for many years) work full time as an RN and am feeling completely overwhelmed trying to care for my family, my diabetes, and her diabetes.  My husband goes to school, works part time, and cares for the kids.  He is good about giving insulin and checking her blood…See More
Apr 15, 2010
laura kay commented on Tracy Baker's group 'Families with Multiple Members with Type 1'
"Our 4 year old daughter has Type 1, dx at age 22 months in 2007. She is pumping with minimed. I also have diabetes - not Type 1, but not Type 2 either.....type 1.5? doc doesn't know for sure. I too pump with minimed."
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Date diagnosed
October 30, 2007
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8.2
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Pump
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minimed

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At 12:25pm on February 22, 2010, Tracy Baker said…
I thought you might like to know I started a group for central califorina members.I would like to invite you to join if interested.
At 3:28am on February 4, 2010, Osob said…
Hi Laura,
welcome glad you found us,feel free to get in touch if you need anything.
At 6:58pm on January 28, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Laura Kay!
At 2:01pm on January 28, 2010, Doris D said…
Welcome to our growing family Laura!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 10:19am on January 28, 2010, Marie B said…
hi, Laura, welcome. Leave a comment on my page if there's any thing I can help you with.
At 7:15am on January 28, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello and welcome!
At 5:25am on January 28, 2010, Pauly said…
Welcome to TUdiabetes Laura ! We are glad you joined us. Don't forget also to check out groups that may interest you on the site. You will find a lot of information and compelling stories dealing with all aspects of diabetes. In addition you will meet alot of new friends too. Again welcome!
At 3:38am on January 28, 2010, Teena said…
Hello Laura. Welcome to the community! Please click here to guide you on how to get things started. Hope you will find your stay most enjoyable, supportive as well as informative.
 
 
 

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