Hi, thank you for trying to help. Yes, this is all pretty new to me. I really guess I needed to vent some. I feel that I am out of my honeymoon period but maybe I'm not. My D started acting differently since I was sick at the end of December which is why I think I'm out of the honeymoon. How is Mass? I drive through it on my way to visit friends but have never really spent much time there. -Bagpipegirl
Hello. Thanks for the note. The cat is CHICO SANTOS he belongs to my neighbors who are Snowbirds. He will be going home MA end of April. They have 2 lady cats so Chico comes to us for peace and quiet. He belonged to the owner's Mother who is in Assisted Living. I guess all the residents spoiled him rotten. I have never had a cat but I love Chico. He is a chracted. He stays all day. I hope all is well with you. Reed
Hello, thank you for your message and your help with new snack/drink ideas. Kiely is doing well. We have recently had an issue with her pump which made her numbers stay in the high 200s (agh) but thankfully she was feeling fine and a new pump is on it's way. So back to shots we go until Tuesday afternoon. 95% of the time she is positive and just go with the flow but she does have her it is not fair moments and gets mad which I completely understand. I am doing well (thanks for asking). It is all this one huge learning and math game. I get mad and upset that she has to go through all this but since we can't change it we just need to take it day by day and deal...but that doesn't make some days any easier. I am so glad I found this site. Before this I really only had her endocrinologist and a great friend of mine who is T1 (for the past 23 years) to talk to. My friend is also a great support for Kiely as well and Kiely can ask her anything. It is nice knowing that Kiely and I (as well as my husband) are not alone and that others truly understand what it is like on a daily basis. How are you and your son? Take care! Lauren
Just to let you know my son has completely stopped his lows as of late. He was tested for a metabolic issue after being in the ER and dropping to 38 while there. No other issues have came about. My husband is the issue now. He might possibly have something called an insulinoma, a tumor on his pancreas that causes overproduction of insulin and causes hypoglycemic issues.
Amy, I am thankful for wonderful, caring people LIKE you. I thought about my Daddy even today, with a bit of wistful sadness; yet I was calm knowing that he he now free at last. Best wishes to you and Jacob. God Bless, Brunetta
I did a fasting blood sugar on him this morning and it was 70. I'm going to check it again at 11:30 (two hours after he ate breakfast). He gets stubborn sometimes and refuses to eat even though he's low. I have checked him in the middle of the night because he was acting stranger than normal. My son tends not to be very fussy even with teething. He was soaked completely threw this morning.
I'm writing in regards to my son who is 13 months old. I've been Type 1 diabetic for almost 12 years (this month is 12 years). I know that there's a lower chance of my son getting it with me but I'm wondering what the signs are and if there is a possibility that him being hypogylcemic could be a precursor to having Type 1? He's been losing weight and constantly thirsty as well. There are also times he will be incredibly fussy which is not normal for him. Thanks for the help.
Hi I've read some of ur comments and I just wanted to tell u that he will make ie! I took Type 1 at 10 myself and 15 years later I hd my daughter. She took Type 1 at 11. Now I'm 49 and my daughter is 23 (almost 24) We survived. The teens are harder enough but with the D it makes it abit harder.
Thanks for the good advice its so nice to talk to another mom who understands how hard diabetes can be. My daughter has been a real trooper with it all sometimes I think she is stronger than me and she is very open about it with everyone she meets. I am so proud of her she is such a star about it all. I feel so clueless sometimes just when I think I got a handle on her sugars then she will star getting higher or lower numbers and its so stressful. I know you get everything I'm saying which is so nice to have someone to talk to who knows all about diabetes. I guess like you said we just have to give it more time I really hope I will be more confident with it all soon. Thanks again Amy for your good advice and understanding it's been really nice talkin with you speak to ya soon Melissa
Thanks very much for your kind words and support it's nice to actually speak to another mom. I was just wondering when the sadness and depression i feel from my daughters diagnosis will ease she was diagnosed in nov and became very sick very quickly had to call ambulance had no idea what was wrong with her had took her to Er day before and was told she had tosilitis and sent home, next day had to call ambulance then was told she was DKA and was a diabetic then spent a week in hospital in critical care unit It was very traumatic experience and still so scary too think of it now. But after we left the hospital there has been no support whatsoever It was basically heres your stuff and go home. I have alot of anger and frustration still from everything that has gone on and no one I think really understands except people who know about diabetes. So anyways more like my life story then a comment. How is your son jacob doing with the pump is it better than the pen? My daughter Kallista uses the pen and is on novarapid in the day and lantus at night but like you said there are so many other variables that come into play besides the ratios and insulin.So I will stop going on now thanks again Melissa
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