Introducing myself

Nicole - posted on 07/10/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hey ladies! I'm just introducing myself here. DS is 3 years old and was just diagnosed yesterday. We're in the Children's Hospital and trying to regulate his blood sugar, decide what doses and carbs, etc. and taking classes and learning as much as we can. We may go home tomorrow night (Saturday) or Sunday. I'm very new to all of this, and very overwhelmed, but just taking it one "poke" at a time for now.

A little about me- 25 yeas old, married for 4 years, DS is 3, DD is 17 months. That's about it!

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Nicole - posted on 08/09/2009

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Just updating! It's been a month now and he's doing great. Sitting still, not protesting, getting a little more used to not being able to snack on whatever he wants whenever he wants to, etc. It's been a big change for us, but things are going a LOT more smoothly now! Thanks ladies!

Kendra - posted on 08/07/2009

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Hello Nicole...I know you are in the thick of it right now - HANG IN THERE! There are so many moms who are happy to lend an ear or advice when you need it. Sounds like you are doing it just right by taking it one 'poke' at a time :-) Are you in the DC area?
When you have a second to yourself, check out the JDRF website for local resources and most definitely the Children With Diabetes website (childrenwithdiabetes.org)

My daughter was 14 months old when diagnosed and is now an extremely happy, healthy, ACTIVE 7 year old girl!

Julie - posted on 08/04/2009

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Sorry I can remember the overwhelming feeling well - you need to know everything in order to look after them but prob know very little - keep your chin up you'll learn and come to terms julie

Nicole - posted on 07/14/2009

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I'm hoping it gets better soon. If he would just sit still it'd be a lot easier!

Marcella - posted on 07/13/2009

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It does become easier it becomes like second nature...i sometimes do it and go to do it again and my son has to tell me mom we already did that because i'm so use to doing it..it gets better..

Nicole - posted on 07/13/2009

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Thank you so much ladies! We've been *home* (we were actually moving out of our rental house the day he was admitted- go figure- and decided to stay at my moms for a month or so while we get used to all of this and me doing it alone as DH is a trucker and gone about 5 days/nights per week.) for 2 days now. The first night, his midnight check was fine, but his 3am was low (about 87 and they said under 100 at night is low) so we gave him 2oz of pop, checked in 15 mins and it hadn't gone up at all, so we gave him 2 more oz and it went up just fine. Then he had his snack, etc. By the time he went back to sleep after all of that, it was 4am. Last night his checks were perfect, DD came home from the IL's and she slept all night. We got a lot more sleep and feel better today. I'm lucky my mom is downstairs with the kids for an hour before dinner so I can have some alone time because my brain was on overload.

Being at her house is much different! There's so much more for DD (17m) to get into that you're constantly on your feet chasing her, then you add in blood sugar tests, shots, measuring for meals, etc... I feel like I've been plucked from my normal life and dropped somewhere strange. I think in a week or so this will seem a bit more "normal" to all of us. I'm so glad to have this board to come to!

Tamra - posted on 07/13/2009

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Hi Nicole - Sorry to have to meet you here, but there are so many people here who have gone through what you are going through. Don't be in a hurry to go home. Stay until you are comfortable with everything. In one minute I went from being a confident Mommy to feeling like my head was completely empty. Visit the board often - there is always someone to comment and give advice or a listening ear.

Marcella - posted on 07/12/2009

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oh yeah and i forgot to say by the time we left the hospital we felt like experts on diabetes and that was comforting to me and gave me the confidence so help my son..hopefully that helps you

Marcella - posted on 07/12/2009

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hello nicole!!i understand in every way how your feeling my son was diagnosed at the end of march it was very overwhelming for me but everyone i was in contact with made me feel so much more comfortable we went in on a friday and were out on a monday. I felt that i was coming home with a newborn again except he had a manual not really but lots of info on how to deal and handle everything so it kinda was a manual.I just wanted you to know it only gets better.After 3 months my son was able to be put on a Mini med Insulin pump and he is doing so much better.If you have questions that i may be able to help with or just for comfort let me know.



a little info about me i'm 25 i've been married for 8 years and my DS is 6 one DD is 3 years and one is now almost 4 months.

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