type 1 diabetes and being stationed in germany

Stephanie - posted on 02/19/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if there are any families in Germany, that have a child with type 1 diabetes.We are waiting on our clearance , which should be back this week. thank you

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Yunuen - posted on 11/15/2012

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We are stationed at Ramstein Base in Germany. We have a Pediatric Endocrinologist who comes to Germany one week per month. She is based out of Treviso Army Base in Italy. She also sees patients in Treviso for those stationed in Italy. When in Germany, she is at Landstuhl Medical Center and she sees children who are stationed in Western Germany (Ramstein, Landstuhl, Weisbaden, Heidelberg, Stuttgart..) Children as far as Belgium come. Her name is Susan Conrad. She will be here at least until summer of 2013. We don't know who will replace her yet. The Pediatrics department phone number is +49 6371-9464-530. We have a full time Ped. Endo Nurse and a diabetic counselor/pharmacist Dr. Marla Woods. For those parents who are civilian, Germany has many German doctors who accept American insurance. The care, with some differences, is essentially the same.

All the patients diagnosed here get Medtronic pumps Mini Meo, if you come with other pumps check with Dr. Marla Woods from Landstuhl Medical Center to see if you can get supplies. In the mean time stock up and bring pump supplies with you for a couple of months until you get things straightened out. Insulin is readily available on base and off. Bring your prescriptions to get meds off base.

A word of warning, if your child is non-compliant or has drastic lows that need constant medical attention, you should consider staying in the US. If you have the "normal manageable" diabetes T1, don't hesitate to come. We have the basic needs covered, nothing fancy.

If you have questions or need a contact email me at yunuenzimmerer@gmail.com

When you arrive join our support group!
Facebook Group: Children with Diabetes Type I in Germany.
https://www.facebook.com/ChildrenWithDiabetesTypeIGermany

Crystal - posted on 08/24/2012

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Hello -



Can you tell me if your son got clearance? We're about to get orders to GK and have a T1D daughter who is 8.



Thank you!

Michelle - posted on 06/13/2012

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Sorry I am in Hohenfels so I do not know anything about that area. I know that some people come to our base for medical that is not offered at their base so that could be an option.

Chavaun - posted on 06/12/2012

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Hi, I am new this site, andI also have a 13 yr old daughter with Type 1. I am Civilian who is looking to transfer to Germany, and the EFMP coordinator said that they have no Pediatric Enrocrinologist in the Ramstein/Landstuhl area... could anyone offer any additional info??

Yunuen - posted on 05/22/2012

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Where in Germany will you be stationed? Landstuhl has a great Pediatric Endocrinologist who visits every 3-4 weeks and a permanent Endocrinologist nurse.

I am trying to start a NEW PARENT run support group on Facebook. Join us when you get here.

Facebook Group: Children with Diabetes Type I in Ramstein Germany.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/342381735...

Stephanie - posted on 03/02/2012

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We are still waiting on our clearance, it is now in headquarters europe. My son is on the pump and has pretty good control over his diabetes. Not sure how much longer the clearance will take to get back. I will keep you all posted on what happens.

Christine - posted on 02/28/2012

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I am going to Wiesbaden in August...I have type 2 diabetes and I know it is knot the same...but they did approve me and Landstul has a pretty good hospital...the only thing I could see as a problem is that he is insulin dependent...I don't know if that would affect things...as long as his diabetes is controlled enough that he can be seen quarterly by a PCM and not a specialist...Good luck. Whatever happens will be in you kids best interest and that is what is important... :)

Michelle - posted on 02/28/2012

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I am sorry to hear your son has type 1 diabetes. We are suppose to go to Wiesbaden, Germany but my son (10 months old) was put in EFMP back in October for acid reflex. He was seeing a specialist so they enrolled us. He is doing fine now, does not need to see a specialist and is being weaned off his medication. They told my husband his orders would be unaccompanied because of my son and now we are trying to fix everything so we can go with him. I was just wondering how your situation is going and if you are having trouble getting your family there? Germany is suppose to have the best healthcare so I don't know why it's a problem. Also is it taking you long to hear back?

Deonna - posted on 02/26/2012

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Hi Stephanie,



I am sorry to hear that i don't have any children with diabetes nor friends but if you need someone to talk to before and while you in the processing phase i am here.

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