Does any1 have a child that has type1 diabetes (insulin) ?
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Tami - posted on 10/25/2009
I do not have type 1 diabetes but i was gestationally diabetic. Does she have carb restrictions? I know I had to control mine with diet and they had me only having a certain number of carbs per meal. There is a bread out there that is cut ultra thin and was a life saver for me because I could have 2 slices within my carb restrictions so that I could actually have an entire sandwich. Also watch out for chinese and japanese food because if it is cooked traditionally then there will be sugar added to the rice in the winter (it through me for a loop and sent my glucose reading through the roof!) Otherwise it was mostly about portion control for me rather than changing the way I cooked. Lots of meats and cheeses were my friend! I hope this helps and feel free to ask me any questions...again not the same but close! I hope you guys are doing ok!
I do not HAVE a juvenile diabetic, but have BEEN one since the age of 2 1/2. Ironiclly enough, I too was diagnosed in September, although it was 33 years ago. Let me just say OMG how far the medical field and science have come! When I was a little girl, you had to pee on strips to test the glucose in your blood, and insulin was taken from PIGS. I am now pregnant with my 2nd child and talk about sacrifices of a mom. I have to get up at 3am since day one, and test my blood sugar, thank God, now with a Glucometer. I am on the insulin pump, that I was so stubborn about, I did not chose to get on until my 2nd trimester with my first child. That was almost 3 years ago. I was recommended to go see a nutritionist at the local hospital, while I was pregnant. This was a HUGE benefit. At the time of my pregnancy, I was often having major low blood sugars. That may be a great suggestion for you too, considering your daughter is young. Quite honestly, since becoming a diabetic at such a young age, I don't know what it is like to be non diabetic. This always has been my life. I don't let anything get in my way, and learn from my experiences. I was told by my high risk pregnancy doctor that juvenile diabetics couldn't have children until not long ago. So like mentioned before, Diabetes does not define your child. In my opinion it makes her a better person, that learns to eat healthier, not be judgmental of disabilities. I am sure all can live a long healthy life, as long as diabetes exist.
I'm also Type 1 insulin dependent diabetic. Do you have a diabetes centre in your area? I know when I was first diagnosed, I found them really helpful. They usually have dieticians you can talk with to develop a meal plan for your daughter (if you haven't already done so) and groups where your daughter can get together with other kids with diabetes, and you can talk with other parents who have children with diabetes. If you have any questions, feel free to message me as well. A good site I've used is http://www.diabetic-recipes.com/ Good luck with everything. And remember, she can live a normal, healthy life. Diabetes does not define her, and while I know things are probably pretty scary right now, it quickly becomes second nature for both yourself and her.
Elizabeth - posted on 10/26/2009
yes she does have carb restrictions and because she is only 8 it is not alot for her to eat. Plus there is not maany things out there that she is possible to have , we got told that if she was to have a chinese she was to stay away from sweet n sour things as they are high in sugar. so it's abit of getting use to as she only got diagnosed in september there and we didn't no much about it so it was abit of a shock for us to get our head around.
Michelle - posted on 10/25/2009
I myself am a Type 1 insulin dependent diabetic. What type of insulin is she on and how old? I can go through all my stuff and see what I can come up with for you:o) Feel free to private msg. me if you would like to chat more!
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