Are there any other parents with 18 year olds leaving home for school or jobs? My son will be over 5 hours away as he goes to college. I have so many concerns: he doesn't know his roommates yet but…Continue
"I don't have it but I have a husband and two teenagers with it. If often feel the same thing for them. I want to rant at times too so go ahead, I think you all should get your feelings out as it is better than holding them in and becoming ill.…"
"OMG, your post brought tears to my eyes. My daughter is 4, lots of years of her being here, "safe" with me before she has to do this all solo. But I still get it. Trust that you have taught him well all these years and he will show you…"
"My son is 18 and soon to be leaving for college. He was diagnosed at 10, and has been pumping for about 3 years. I love the pump but it can only do so much, he has to test. He hates to test! Anyway the pump is great but no matter what kind of system…"
Are there any other parents with 18 year olds leaving home for school or jobs? My son will be over 5 hours away as he goes to college. I have so many concerns: he doesn't know his roommates yet but will be in residence. Will he be confident enough to explain his diabetes to them? Will he test regularly? I have asked him to text me everynight before bed, but I know this will not last long. I just told him it would ease my mind as I would know what his bg levels are before bed. I know they have…See More
"Thanks for the links. I was told my son would not be able to be a commercial pilot from the pilot industry. How weird. He decided to pursue another career, but I'm glad things are changing for the better."
"I see you didn't get an answer to this....it turns out that there are T1 commercial airline pilots in Canada (but not in the US). In the US you can be a private pilot with T1, but can't get the medical certification for commercial pilot…"
"As I posted earlier, I have two children with T1. One I could only breastfeed for three weeks and the other I was able to breastfeed for seven months. I also have another child who I breastfed for seven months and he is not diabetic. So I am not…"
Over 20 years ago, my husband wanted to be a city police officer and was denied because he had diabetes. My son who is also Type 1 said he may want to be a police officer or pilot. Any info. if this is a possibility? We do live in Canada. Thanks for the input.
Hi, nice to meet you! In answer to your question above... I have a shelf in our bathroom closet that contains all supplies. Anything in boxes is just on the shelf, anything that's been opened is in a bin so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle. I also keep spares of everything in his diabetes kit, and another set of spares at the daycare he attends.
I'm Happy to meet you. I hope that you and your Family are doing as Well as possibe. I just looked up Montmartre on the net and viewed a few videos. It seems like your town(if you are still there)is a Nice, peaceful place to live. And safe. Thank you for the add.
Hello~ Enjoy the weekend! I love reading this blog about a Mom with 4 sons, 3 whom are Type 1: http://www.ourdiabeticlife.com/ I think you would identify with her, and I believe there is a group on Tu of parents with multiple D-Kids.
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