My Daughter is a type 1 diabetic
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Cherish - posted on 01/02/2012
I have 3 kids w/ special needs,both my sons have type 1 and were both dx'd when they were 8(my oldest is 19 now and my youngest is 9).My youngest son also has autism(non-verbal),DD,hypotonia...etc etc.
Neither of my sons use a pump,my oldest does not want to and I am scared to get one for my youngest son (because of his multiple disabilities),I am scared he will pull it out or push buttons and give himself a dose of insulin on accident.They both do sliding H and NPH in the am and Lantus at night(which really helped w/going low)
Christian - posted on 03/10/2009
none of my children are diabetic (god bless) But, both my comon law husband and I are (type 1 jv ) I can tell you yes this disease sucks, right now there is no cure. But I can also tell you that with a little extra attention to diet and monitoring keytones your little girl can live a very happy, fulfilling and pretty normal life. We have 3 kids (10, 9 and 4) and are just like any other parents, accept we don't keep much junk food and candy around :) read up on the disease, as i'm sure you have, they come up with improvements everyday. best wishes and lots of encouragement. If you ever have a question don't hesitate to ask. (its called jv diabetes because of when you cantract it, but it stays the same when you are an adult)
Allyson - posted on 03/08/2009
Hi Kelly. My name is Allyson and while my kids don't have diabetes, I do. I'm 23, almost 24 and have had type 1 diabetes for almost 23 years. The most important thing I think you can do for your daughter is encourage her to be her own person. The disease doesn't have to limit her, she just has to know her limitations in whatever she chooses to do. I know it's a scary disease and sometimes it doesn't seem fair, but it is a challenge that will make her a stronger person. Good luck!
Misty - posted on 03/05/2009
have you gotten in touch with jdrf ..there are local chapters everywhere ...we just went a few weeks ago to a weekend retreat that was soo much fun, it was in this super super nice hotel and they had all kinds of stuff for the kids and break out sessions for the parents with child care during them that had trained people in there with the kids and a vendor fair where we got lots of free stuff meters ect...it was only $35 for it ..well worth it we plan on going again next year and taylor loved it and getting to meet other kids who also had d
Misty - posted on 03/03/2009
my daughter is also a type 1 and was dx a year ago feb. 5 ....i was introduced to this great site if you havent heard of it that is sooo helpfull with d if you want to check it out it is
she wears an animas pink 2020 pump with humalog and we use comfort short insets
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