Anyone with a diabetic child

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Diane - posted on 01/20/2009

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I have a child that has diabetes. He is 22 years old and was diagnosed at 9 years old. I learned early on, that unless you have a child with diabetes, no one truly understands the difference between type 1 and 2. They are two different types and treated two different ways. I learned to become very patient with people. The good news is that the research has come a long ways since my son was first diagnosed. I hope a cure is around the corner.

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Laura - posted on 03/22/2012

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Hii.I have a son diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 13months.. He'll be 3 soon and it really is a battle everyday not just for me too. Esp since it's only me managing it. It does take a toll and even harder when you don't have a support system.. I think it's great there other mom's out there who deal with this as well..

People say it gets easier but does it really? Bc I feel like it might get harder as he get older once he's in school..More so bc I can't imagine leaving him alone with anyone who doesn't have as much experience or trusting they can handle it.. I guess since I had a hard time adjusting why wouldn't they? Idk some advice how to cope and prepare as he gets older,would be awesome

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Rhonda - posted on 09/14/2011

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Hi my name is Rhonda i just found out that my daughter Breanne is 12 yrs old and has type 1

Jennifer - posted on 01/23/2009

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Hi,My name is Jennifer and is 30 years old. I have two sons one that is 11 and we involved him every step we took... I have a diabetic child his name is dezrik, he was diagnosed last year in march, he is 5 years old..we put him on the pump at the end of september, he adjusted very well, he sometimes doesn't like site day change, but instead of having 4 needles a day, he gets one every 3 days, his sugars are stabalized and he has more freedom , for example, when they bring in a special treat at school, he now doesn't have to wait to have it, he can have it like the other kids, which makes him feel normal, he treats his pump like it is his body, it is very simple to use, he enters in his BG and carbs (with us watching) himself. It is very good in the long run, it reduces alot of potential diseases by have, and instead of getting over 1000 needles a year, he gets 144..big change..i studied the pump inside and out, and strongly believes in it, and it is definatley beneficial for them, we had a 3 day training on it, and i got to wear it for a night (with saline) to feel how he will feel, so that made him more curious and wanted it....if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask, my e-mail is maddix05@nb.sympatico.ca

Laura - posted on 01/21/2009

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I have a 4 1/2 year old that was diagnosed with Type 1 Nov. 07.  We are on the MiniMed pump.  This has been a major change in our lives.  We have some VERY high days and some 50's, its a battle every day.  We learn and get better at dealing with Diabetes every day. 

Dayna - posted on 01/20/2009

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I have a type one diabetic son who was diagnosed when he was 5 and he is 8 now. Just switched up his insulin and he takes novolog and lantis. In a few months we will hopefully move to the pump. Does anyone have any advise for the switch to the pump and his age?

Michelle - posted on 01/20/2009

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I don't have a "child" with Type 1 Diabetes but I myslef was diagnosed at 15.  I'm now 35.  It's not been the easiest rode but with all the new technology it's much better.

Crystal - posted on 01/20/2009

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I also noticed an extreme hunger in my daughter before she was diagnosed, along with extreme mood swings, however after the insulin started working the mood swings became less. :)

Crystal - posted on 01/20/2009

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Hi My daughter Lili is type 1 diabetic, she was diagnosed on October 18, 2007, just before her 7th birthday!

Jennifer - posted on 01/20/2009

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Hi Maryellen. My daughter was sick with the flu over a weekend and was not getting better. I took her to the emergency room because she was running a high fever and was dehydrated. They did some bloodwork and discovered her glucose level was over 400. So, we were admitted and the rest is history. We would have eventually discovered she was diabetic, but I am thankful I took her to the ER that day & we caught it so early.  The symptoms to watch for are excessive thirst, excessive urination & sudden weight loss.

Jennifer - posted on 01/20/2009

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Hi Angie, sounds like our kids are similar as far as age & when they were diagnosed. My daughter uses a Novolog Pen Jr & a Lantus Pen. I haven't done much research on a pump yet because the dr told us she is not old enough.

Maryellen - posted on 01/19/2009

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I have a question about your question, what are the symptoms in a diabetic child? Are they obvious or subtle? When/how do you know if you should be concerned? Thx!

Angie - posted on 01/19/2009

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Hi My son Tristan is now 8 and was diagnosed when he 4. Its nice to talk to other parents going thru the ame things. Pump? Pen? Syringes?

Christina - posted on 01/19/2009

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hi am christina i have a daughter who has been diabetic 4 3 weeks she was dynosed on xmas day, i am also a diabetic have been since i was a kid

Michelle - posted on 01/19/2009

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Hi I have a Diabetic daughter she was diagnosed at 2 1/2. She is almost 15 now.

Jennifer - posted on 01/18/2009

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Quoting Angie:

Anyone with a diabetic child




Hi there. I have a diabetic child. She is 9 yrs old, was diagnosed when she was 5. How bout you?

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