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Joyce - posted on 11/12/2008 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Well, looks like I'm the first to join this group! My name is Joyce and I have had Type 1 diabetes for 30 years. I have a 4.5 year old son named Christopher. I was a diabetes nurse educator for 9 years, but now I work for the federal government, though I am looking to get back into the diabetes world. I hope more Mom's find this group!

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Sybil - posted on 03/31/2009

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I too have been on a pump for 10 years.  Although having a pump makes my life easier, I'm waiting for the day when there will be a cure!  Hopefully stem cell and/or cord blood research will make that possible soon!

Jane - posted on 03/30/2009

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I was diagnosed at 19. My son and I are both on a pumps. I have been on a pump for 10 years already.

Sybil - posted on 03/30/2009

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Welcome Jane!  Just like your son, I was diagnosed when I was 12.  I had a hard time adjusting.  It wasn't until post-college when I finally got my act together!  I'm on a pump now & it makes my life much easier!  Are you on a pump?

Jane - posted on 03/30/2009

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Well I have had type 1 diabetes 21 years now. I have 2 great kids 19 and 16. My 19 year old also has type 1 diabetes since he was 12.

Tiffiny - posted on 03/10/2009

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Hi Joyce,
My name is Tiffiny and I have been a Type 1 for almost 20 years. I have two children ages 7 and 3. I found it interesting that you have been a diabetes nurse educator. I am currently working on my nursing degree and would love to be an educator when I finish school. How did you like it?

Sybil - posted on 12/01/2008

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Kimmie,

Did you recently stop breastfeeding? I just increased mine & my insulin needs went down pretty dramatically - I'm on like 7-8 units of basal daily now. Also, like I mentioned, do you have insurance that will cover CGMS? My pump has an alarm when I get too high - so it's nice when you don't have time to check your sugars (with you there!). I sometimes forget to bolus for meals & sometimes don't eat lunch until 2pm or dinner until 10pm! With twins, I can't even imagine! Good luck and more power to you!

Sybil - posted on 12/01/2008

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Denise - I must have worried non-stop during my pregnancy! So I'm with you on that note! Is there a high-risk, maternal fetal medicine practice you can go to? I started seeing a perinatologist starting with week 7 & they were great! They deal primarily with high risk moms and many of their patients are diabetics! They monitor you every month, more if they deem it necessary with ultrasounds almost monthly! And they do non-stress tests weekly to biweekly in your last couple months. They gave me such peace of mind and Kaden is a very healthy (if not somewhat sleep deprived like his mommy!) baby! Hopefully, you have good health insurance - I'm glad I did! Also, look into CGMS - if you have Minimed Paradigm - it's integrated into your pump. If you have good health insurance (I have United HC PPO), they even cover the sensors & equipment now. Good luck to you!

Denise - posted on 11/30/2008

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Hi i found out i had diabetes in july this year i am on insulin 4 times a day and also metformin 3 times a day it was discovered when i was about 5 weeks pregnant,2 days after i started on the insulin i started bleeding 3 weeks and 3 scans later they told me i had lost the baby.My blood sugar is now under control (below 6).We have spoke to the doctors and he said there is no reason why we cant try again for another baby as i am controlling it well but we are worried, is there anybody that can share there experiences with us? Thanks

Kimmie - posted on 11/30/2008

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And Sam -

I have those rainforest soothers in our boys' cribs and they love love love to turn them on and off all the time. And we, too, have the Sleep Sheep that Sybil mentioned. Our boys love those and also push the buttons on/off all the time (just wait to see which sound they like most when your little guy starts doing this, Sybil!). We also have been giving them "loveys" to hold on to and they almost always can calm themselves with those. We got ours from target but I don't think they sell this particular one anymore because here it is on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/AMY-COE-MOD-SAFARI-B...

And if your so is too old for either of these things (mine have had these in their cribs since they were born... so it might work out of habit now), I would suggest putting some books in his crib. I would avoid putting any sort of toys in there, but maybe a soft book would calm him(?).

Kimmie - posted on 11/30/2008

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Hello everyone! I am happy to have found this group. :)

My name is Kimmie and I have had type 1 diabetes for 22 years. I have been on a pump for about 9 years. I have twins sons that are 13 months old. It goes without saying that I am a very busy mom. ha ha.

I was wondering if any of you are having a little more trouble controling your diabetes while taking care of your baby(ies)? My A1C in May was 9.2% and prior to that mine ranged from 5.9% to 7.5%. I have always been a pretty good diabetic with decent numbers. I knew that I was doing a bad job checking my sugars recenty but for the first time in my life I was even forgetting whether or not I had given myself insulin for a particular meal (for those times I did actually eat!).

Anyway - I was just wondering if anyone else was experiencing any more trouble than normal? And any tips as to how to try to keep yourself on top of your diabetes?

Sybil - posted on 11/21/2008

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A friend of mine also swears by tuning in your am radio to static to create white noise for your baby to sleep to.

Sybil - posted on 11/21/2008

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Sam,
My son is only 16 weeks but he also is not much of a sleeper! A few things we've tried that seem to work include Cloud b Sleep Sheep (kind of a cute baby sound machine) - heartbeat/rain seems to work best for us and the First Years Gentle Vibrations (we got at babies r us). The gentle vibrations has a sound/cry activated sensor that will make the vibration or sound (heartbeat worked with vibration best for us) go off for 10 min when he cries. It worked well in our crib, even though we have the midnight slumber mattress which is rather thick. The wireless connection to the vibrating unit can be off sometimes but on the most part, it works well. Cloud b also makes a nightlight that projects stars on the ceiling but we haven't tried it yet (just ordered this week). Maybe these things will help him self-soothe better! Good luck! Hope that helps!

Wendy - posted on 11/16/2008

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Hi everyone! I'm Wendy. I've been diabetic (Type II) for just over 2 years. I found out when my only son was 1 year old. I do have a family history of diabetes (grandma, mom, uncle) so I figured it was in my future, I just thought I'd be 50, not 30 when it hit. But while I was pregnant, I developed gall stones that blocked the common bile duct and backed up my pancreas. When I told my OB/GYN about my excruciating back pain that radiated around to the front of my body, she said it was just back pain from pregnancy. When my son was 5 weeks old, I had yet another pain attack and could not even keep down water. I was breastfeeding at the time. I finally went to the ER so that I could hopefully get an IV and rehydrate so that I could feed my son. They then realized that I had severe necrotic pancreatitis. 1/3 of my pancreas had digested itself. Luckily, it formed a pseudocyst and did not burst. I spent the next 7 weeks in the hospital and had surgery to remove my gall bladder and drain my pancreatic cyst. So, I think all that fast-forwarded my diabetes. So far, I think I caught it early and I have responded well to taking Metformin and changing my diet. After all I went through, I don't think I want to have another child at this time, but if I ever decide to, I am worried about how the diabetes could affect the pregnancy. One day at a time! I'm just glad to be a mom and be complication-free for now!!! Glad to meet you all!

Nicola - posted on 11/15/2008

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hiya am nicola and am23 years old and i have had diabetes 4 16years and my diabetes is just so hard 2 control at the min. did any1 have a rough pregnancy with their diabetes

Joyce - posted on 11/14/2008

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Hi Sam, the best advice I can give to get your little dude to sleep is DON'T run to him when he cries in his crib/bed! Try to ignore him, you can go in there slowly, cover him up, tell him you are just in the other room and leave. If he continues, you can still go in there, but don't even talk. This worked when my son was around 18 months, however he slept good most of the time, but he was hooked on the bottle until he was ummmmm...4, so that's why he slept so good I guess...oops! Hope this helps, it's really tough when they don't sleep, isn't it!?

Samantha - posted on 11/13/2008

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Hi, My name is Sam and I've had Type 1 diabetes for 15 years. I think its great that there is a group for diabetic moms, even if its starting out small :). My son is Alexander is 10.5 months old and a total character. Any ideas on how to get a little guy to sleep when he doesn't want to, ever?

Sybil - posted on 11/13/2008

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Welcome Joyce! I've been a type 1 diabetic for 22 years! I have a 14 week old boy, who's both a joy and a challenge to feed! He just started to sleep in his crib but now he's refusing to eat! The joys of motherhood! LOL! Anyway, I'm just glad he's healthy! I'm BF and it does a wacky job on my sugars! So I was surprised to find that there wasn't a diabetic mom community! Hopefully more diabetic moms join! I know it would have been great, especially when I was pregnant!

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