any other moms have a child with type 1 diabetes?

Karen - posted on 11/12/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My son is 8 - he was diagnosed at 5 - just wondering if anyone else out there had a child with type 1 diabetes...

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Sarah - posted on 03/26/2011

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Hi Karen, I have a 10yr & a 12yr old boy's that's were diagnosed very young as well and it's still very scary to me after all these years..but I'm sure you're doing just fine ..not to worry.

Michelle - posted on 11/17/2009

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hi, i was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a week b4 my 16th birthday im now 29... the most common signs drinking alot so oviously ur always urinateing, always tired , & u dont really have an appetite.... well i know i didnt since i was only like 48kgs... i now have 3 kids & none of the have it thank god but how i look at it theres alot more ppl out there that r worst off, at least u can live a pretty normal life as long as u have ur diabetes under control..& i thank god for that... take care

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My baby is 8 months and although there is no family history of diabetes, I am curious what symptoms did you notice when your little ones were diagnosed? In adults, the usual symptoms are frequent urination, hunger, and being thirsty.....just want to know what to watch out for in the future....thank you

Karen - posted on 11/14/2009

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My son has his good days and bad days but since we got the pump in june it has made a HUGE difference...so much more freedom. He wears it for Karate and so far no issues there. My common-law husband has type 1 also (not my son's biological father) it sometimes is overwhelming with two of them. It is really nice to meet all of you - it is always nice to meet others that share a common link :)

Michelle - posted on 11/14/2009

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I am 36 years old and have been diabetic since I was 10. I don't have a child with diabetes but I am always getting them checked. I also have Celiac Spru which is an intolerance to gluten. It is very common to have both. To the mom who's trying to get her son on the pump, try harder. I didn't want to go on the pump either. It took my doctor 2 years to finally convince me and it was the best thing I could have done. I was so content taking 4-5 shots a day to keep my A1C down but the pump is way better! Good luck!

Rene - posted on 11/14/2009

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My son is 10 and was diagnosed at 3. He is on a pump and has been for about 5 years. He loves it, and so do I. The problem we are having now is he is starting to rebel about his diabetes. He is at a school with no nurse and for a while was calling me and making up numbers!!! I busted him and he is doing better now, but have any of you had any situations like that or can you offer some tips???? He is not going to be a fun teenager :))) Glad to know there are more of you out there!!!! I also use Calorie King and it is great!!!

Naomi - posted on 11/14/2009

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hi i dont have a child with type 1 but i myself haave it, and was diagnosed at 9.

Maritza - posted on 11/13/2009

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There is a book called the Calorie King ( Calorie fat and carbohydrate counter) It has helped my 10 year old daughter that was diagnose when she was 6 years old. I bought at BJ's. Try and see if it helps you.

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My son is 10 yo & was diagnosed when he was 6 yo. He is currently taking an injection in the morning(mixed NPH & NR) & a pen at dinner (NR) & another pen (NPH) before bed. This is helping to maintain better A1C levels and not have so many highs & lows. We have gone to a Pump Info Session held at CHEO & I am trying to get him onto a pump as soon as possible.

Tracy-Lynne - posted on 11/13/2009

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that sounds awesome and instead of sourcream you can also use light cool whip

Tracy-Lynne - posted on 11/13/2009

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yes my daughter is 15 and was diagnosed at two. she has a pump but is in need of a new one

Crystel - posted on 11/13/2009

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Thanks!! I found a no carb kind of desert on Kraft foods website. It consists of sugar-free jell-o and sour cream. It doesn't sound good together, but it is awesome. I make it for parties so my son can have a dessert. You take 3 dfferent colors of jell-o. You prepare them as directed on the box in seperate bowls. Put themin the fridge until fim as usual. When they are ready you get 1/2 cup sour cream for each color. Get a blender and put in one color jell-o and 1/2 cup sour cream and blend together. You will put them in like a truffle glass bowl one color at a time. My kids and other family love it and it's no carbs.

Christina - posted on 11/13/2009

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Quoting Crystel:

My son is 8 1/2 and was diagnosed at 6. He is insulin dependant without the pump right now. Does anyone want to share low carb snack ideas?



I would love too! Does he like angel food cake? If you get one cut it up in cubes and put the cubes in the oven for aboput 15 minutes on about 350. They get crispy and my girls love it. Kind of like sweer croutons.

Crystel - posted on 11/13/2009

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My son is 8 1/2 and was diagnosed at 6. He is insulin dependant without the pump right now. Does anyone want to share low carb snack ideas?

Christina - posted on 11/13/2009

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Hi,

My daughter is 10 and was diagnosed at age 8, does he wear an insulin pump or take the shots?

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