My oldest 2 children are boys ages 16 & 14. Then my daughter Helen is 11. Mary - the one with diabetes is 9. My youngest boy is 7.
We are Homeschoolers. My oldest is into History, very much and enjoys taking care of his pigs. My second son enjoys hunting and loves math and likes taking care of the chickens and chopping wood. Helen and Mary enjoy playing dolls and crafts and sewing and enjoy their puppy.
Timmy enjoys just playing with his toys!!
I have 4 other children. None with Diabetes. Mary is the only one. (hopefully it stays that way).
Do you ever wonder what went wrong, what could have caused it to happen??
Sometimes I do. Mary got it after she received a booster DTP. It makes me wonder sometimes. I am not a favorite of immunizations ever since I worked for a Pediatrician when I was still single. I"ve seen too much I guess.
I worry about my youngest son. He often displays a lot of thirst and urinating but his sugars always turn up perfect.
Mary goes to pumping class tomorrow to put on her new Minimed Revel. I am completely exhausted. I was up with her 3 straight nights in a row adjusting her Basal rates because she is going through a growth spurt. I don't feel to with it today.
I am assuming you have twins?! Do you have anymore children?
So good to talk with you.
Sorry to take so long to reply -- Nate got better fast. Eric refused the antibiotic, and since I'm not willing to sit on him and pour it down his throat, he took longer. Current difficulty may require me to go in search of flavorless antibiotic though--he seems to have some sort of systemic bacterial infection that's going after his CGM sites (not the infusion set sites, though, which is weird). Even one day into the most recent site, it was red and pus-filled so I removed it, cleaned it, and I'm leaving it to heal. This is the third one in a week to go septic!
Hi, Thanks for he friend invite. As well as being Type 1 myself for 35 years, I have a son who is type 1 and using the Ping. I thought I had figured the type 1 thing out, until I tried to manage a ten year old....
Chamberlyn, my 10 year old, was diagnosed last October when she was 9. I also have a son who is 8. She's done pretty well, but is ready to try the pump, and is upset that her numbers have been soaring here lately (I'm thinking the honeymoon's over). :)
Hi Theresa, thanks for the friend invite, i'm not big on social networking but am looking for some support and info with Jacob's diabetes he is just turning 13 and was diagnoses 2.5 years ago, He started the omni pod about 4 months ago going fairly well, new issues and worries with the pump although less painful for jacob sans shots. His insulin requirement seem to be going up pre puberty i think, he is seeing eno this week so that should be helpful. How old is your son? Is he "out" about his diabetes? Jacob's close friends know and don't care of course but all of his grade don't seem to know, the being different thing is so big for pre teens, luckily Jacob has a great spirit and diabetes does not totally dominate his life. Have a good weekend. Amy
Alex does not go out very often. He generally just hangs out with kids in the neighborhood or occaisionally goes to the mall to hang out with a few friends. When he is in the neighborhood he usually tests before he leaves home and then comes home within a few hours to test and eat if needed. Sometimes he takes his meter and insulin with him if he plans on being gone for awhile or plans on eating at a friend's house but that is rare. The few times that he has gone to the mall he took his meter and insulin, and some glucose tabs or smarties candy to treat a low. I also made sure he had enough money to buy food if needed. Also, my husband works at the mall so my son can always call him. We decided to get him a cell phone when he was diagnosed --more to put me at ease than anything, but he loves having it! I text him once in awhile to check up on him or remind him to test. We also set the alarm on his phone to help him remember to test.
I am actually looking for something he can carry his diabetes supplies in when he goes out. He keeps everything in his backpack when he goes to school but he does not want to carry a back pack to the mall, and the case that his meter came with is too big to fit in a pocket. It must be hard for boys/men... women can just throw everything into a purse and go.
What about your son? Does he do things with friends and how does he handle it?
Alex doesn't like to log either. It's one of those things I have to nag him about. That's good that your daughter knows how to use glucogon. My other son doesn't know how to use it but I'll show him sometime. Luckily we have never had to use it. Have you? Have you seen the new glocogon pen that is coming out soon?
We don't have diabetes in our family so I don't worry too much about my pther son getting diabetes but it does cross my mind sometimes. I don't want him to worry about it though so I never say anything.
It's good that you are working with your son to take responcibility for managing his care. Alex knows how to care from himself but There are days when I come home to find that he hasn't tested or eaten in hours and is low. Or he'll eat without taking insulin. I worry a lot that when he eventually lives on his own that he won't manage his care very well.
Alex does not know any other kids with diabetes either. I keep trying to get him to join this website or something else but he has no interest. I think he would like talking with other teens his age who have diabetes but I don't want to force it. I have another son, Justin, who is 13. He does not have diabetes. He takes a lot of interest in Alex's care though. He likes to help count the carbs and figure out the insulin doses. He has also even given Alex an insulin injection a few times.
He was diagnosed July 27 2010. He logs most of his numbers, sometimes I have to nag him about it, and I help some too. Right now he is going through the honeymoon phase which is good and bad -- he keeps saying maybe he doesn't have diabetes after all. Don't I wish! I have explained it all to him and I know he understands but he still says it sometimes. He is going to the Endo Thursday for his 3 month checkup. We'll talk about it more with her.
I noticed you have a child with diabetes. How old? son or daughter?
WOW, I am suprized I haven't ODed yet? When I got taught about this stupid thing (MM PUMP), it was a quick fly by night kinda training. They just had a check list, that I guess they just quickl;y went through. OK good, check, did that, and check , did that, now lets see, a week after trained on the pump, I guess, me being the rep, I want to get to my next sale, so I will throw him on the sensor! And just give him my phone #, and if he has a problem, he can just call MM 24 hours a day. He will figure it out, oh, and I can just overload him with notes!
I HATE THIS PUMP sometimes. ICR, never knew what it was or even how to figure it out? Sensitivity, lol, whats that? I am soooooooooo used to haveing lows, had a high last week, think it was like 450 somethin? And lows, I get , oh just got warned it is 191, not bad, I am used to very bad lows, like where the meter will not even record it, had like 3 lows today I say before bed I check the BS, and I am about 200-275?191 with two arrows? whatever I will just give myself more insulin, just gave myself 5 units before, just gave myself 4 units.
I have been through a lot in my life thus far, on 81101 I was in a very bad car wreck, was in hospitals for over 3 years. Let's see my ten year aniversary is coming up on 811. Lets see if I make it to then? Unless diabetes wants to have the upper hand in life?
I almost WANT to go back on injections!
I know the limited functions of the pump, like check my bs, and put in what the carbs I think are, then whatever I have to give myself I do, Dont know what all the settings are at, and at this point, as long as I dont go consistently over 300 I am fine with it then?
I am going to be driving down to the new home we got in FL. I am leaving the armpit of the USA, NJ, and driving down there on the 27th of this month.
Hi Theresa - I saw you asked a question on Rickyd7's blog: "Do you know the 1800 rule to get an estimated insulin sensitivity level to know how much insulin to give for a correction?" So I've got a question for you ... what's the 1800 rule? I've never heard of it. Even 30-year D-Veterans like myself can learn new things every once in awhile! Thanks.
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