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Dr. Timothy Wysocki on Teens and Diabetes

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Tue Apr 30 2002 20:33:07 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
hello

Tue Apr 30 2002 20:56:42 Eastern US
Jenjen6868 from 63.215.119.137
hi

Tue Apr 30 2002 20:57:26 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Hello, this is Dr. Tim Wysocki. I'm on board.

Tue Apr 30 2002 20:57:32 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock from 216.68.227.65
Hi. We're waiting for Dr. Wysocki to join us.

Tue Apr 30 2002 20:58:15 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock from 216.68.227.65
Ah ... Dr. Wysocki has just joined us. Thanks for coming.

Dr. Wysocki is the author of "The Ten Keys to Helping Your Child Grow Up With Diabetes" and is here to chat about diabetes and teens.

Tue Apr 30 2002 20:58:57 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Glad to be here. I've been looking forward to trying this.

Tue Apr 30 2002 20:59:09 Eastern US
Steve (MA) (Allie - 16 - dx 6/97 pump 12/99) from 66.189.30.31
Hi Dr. Tim - we've been having a lively discussion prior to your arrival in another room about the double whammy - the wonderful combination of teenaged hormones and high blood sugars - AAAARRRGGGHHH

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:00:07 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
Greetings

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:00:23 Eastern US
Daniel/FL (Pump) from 4.61.58.153
hi

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:00:29 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
There is probably no challenge that asks more from a parent, or from the teen for that matter. I often think of my successful patients as hero's.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:00:32 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Hello

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:01:02 Eastern US
Heidyn (type1) from 164.106.22.58
Hello

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:01:39 Eastern US
MaryBeth/OH (mom to Catie, 12, dx'd 4/5/2002) from 24.50.248.166
Hello!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:01:51 Eastern US
Lyn ( ) from 208.63.183.53
Hello, Dr. Wysocki.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:01:59 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
Lauren is hitting the start of puberty now . . she is almost 11 . . . so this chat is very timely for me! I have a teen girl without D, hard to imagine throwing d into the mix

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:02:02 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
If you looked forward into young adulthood, what would lead you to think that a teenager had made the grade and succeeded despite diabetes?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:02:03 Eastern US
Jessie (MA) (Mellie, 13, dxd at 12) from 24.60.146.225
Hi.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:02:23 Eastern US
Daniel/FL (Pump) from 4.61.58.153
Dr. Tim, since your children do not have diabetes, how did you become involved with this disease?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:02:54 Eastern US
MaryBeth/OH (mom to Catie, 12, dx'd 4/5/2002) from 24.50.248.166
Moira, I am in the same boat as you... Catie is 12...puberty hasn't started...I think because of the diabetes making her lose so much weight...but it will be starting soon..ugh

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:02:54 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
Hi all

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:02:59 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Dr Wysocki, I see you also have an interest in ADHD. I've chatted with a number of parents who are dealing with that as well as diabetes. Do you think it is increased in kids with d? Any special issues there?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:03:44 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
Wow Marybeth, your dx is recent. Sorry. Steph: editor where?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:03:48 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
Wow Marybeth, your dx is recent. Sorry. Steph: editor where?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:04:05 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Special issues other than that many of the ADHD drugs depress appetite and make the food issues more challenging....

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:04:56 Eastern US
MaryBeth/OH (mom to Catie, 12, dx'd 4/5/2002) from 24.50.248.166
not quite a month Moira... learning alot here!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:04:57 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
Childre with Diabetes -- I do the D-Team stuff and wrote the school manual, etc

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:05:09 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock from 216.68.227.65
Steph is the editor of our "Ask the Diabetes Team" area. See:
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/dteam/

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:05:32 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Judith, good question. Whether ADHD is more common in DM is debatable, but I think ADHD and diabetes is a bad combination for many reasons: impulsivity, disorganization, appetite problems from the meds. A tough job all the way around.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:05:47 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
I would think a young adult had succeeded if he/she had completed an education, was gainfully employed, living independently and making wise decisions, esp re: health.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:05:57 Eastern US
¤Roxy Surfin¤ (In pump training) from 205.188.193.27
anyone here?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:06:31 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Hi Stephanie!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:06:34 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Certainly deal with impulsivity and disorganization with David.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:06:48 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
Hi Tim!!!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:07:02 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
Hi Tim!!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:07:21 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Judith, Bravo. Viewing "diabetic control" as something broader than blood sugar values is very important.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:08:01 Eastern US
Renee (Melissa, 19, dx'd at 9, pump) from 205.188.197.56
Dr Wysocki,I'm hearing more & more parents of kids with diabetes resorting to therapy because their kids are repressing so many different emotions, regardless of the age of diagnosis...any thoughts?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:08:14 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
Hello all I'm doing a research paper on children with diabetes and I'm here to learn whatever I can. Is that ok with everyone. I don't want to upset no one

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:08:39 Eastern US
Jessie (MA) (Mellie, 13, dxd at 12) from 24.60.146.225
Mell's very slender now. My concern is that she loves it. She's gone from a size 1 to a size 3 and she's starting to get worried about gaining weight.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:08:40 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Well, I've already launched a few kids. As I was saying in the parent room, I am old!! My kids are 37, 33, 30, 30, 17, 16 (and I've spent several years raising a granddaughter who is now 15)

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:09:05 Eastern US
Daniel/FL (Pump) from 4.61.58.153
Welcome LYT . . .you have come to the right place.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:09:09 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Oops! Only one 30 y/o.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:09:13 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
LYT: No problem here. You should pick up my book for a reasonable summary.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:10:52 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
Tim can you comment on eating disorders and teean girls with diabetes?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:11:12 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Jessie, there is an increased risk of eatin disorders in girls with diabetes, but don't jump to conclusions. If she's growing, active and energetic and having normal periods she'll probably get through that OK sooner or later.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:12:05 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
Thank you. The Ten Keys to Helping Your Child Grow Up With Diabetes is this the book?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:13:22 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.4
I would add that girls who do have serious eating disorders and diabetes are at high risk for poor control and hospitalizations related to it. Another tough combination.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:13:32 Eastern US
(Jennifer ) from 209.252.196.44
Hello.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:13:42 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.4
LYT, that's the book.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:14:12 Eastern US
Steve (MA) (Allie - 16 - dx 6/97 pump 12/99) from 66.189.30.31
Tim - what about the 'know it all' attitude - trying to break away from mom and dad when it comes to diabetes care -

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:14:58 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.4
I've always been implressed that teens who stay active in sports or exercise often stay on top of their diabetes phsycially and mentally.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:15:00 Eastern US
Jessie (MA) (Mellie, 13, dxd at 12) from 24.60.146.225
I think control is a big issue for my daughter. She gets extremely frustrated if her BS is what she considers high.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:15:35 Eastern US
(Jennifer ) from 209.252.196.44
Tim, do you find that alot of young people who have diabetes are severely depressed?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:16:15 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Sports are a good thing, but can certainly make d management more difficult in the short term.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:16:42 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.4
I think the know it all attitude often can be equated to "I don't want to get into another diabetes battle with you". Kids need their parents to be partners in their diabetes but all too often it becomes a more adversarial relationship.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:18:06 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.4
Jennifer, there is one long term study showing that about 25-30% of kids with new onset diabetes met the criteria for depression at some point in the next 10 years. Being depressed doesn't fit well with taking charge of diabetes. Both behaiovr therapy and antidpressant meds can be very effective.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:18:11 Eastern US
(Jennifer) from 209.252.196.44
How do most young people you talk with handle coping w/ diabetes?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:18:23 Eastern US
Jessie (MA) (Mellie, 13, dxd at 12) from 24.60.146.225
I call my daughter every morning at 7:15 from work. I ask how she slept, etc, but I also ask her if she took her shot and what her numbers are. Should I stop doing that?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:18:54 Eastern US
Daniel/FL (Pump) from 4.61.58.153
Dr. Tim, since your children do not have diabetes, how did you become involved with this disease?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:18:57 Eastern US
ms from 64.12.102.178
Hi - i think the know it all attitude can also be attributed to "I hate the fact that I'm not in control of this disease/life as much as I wish I were, and that lack of control scares me and makes me angry???"

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:19:43 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.4
Jessie, some kids seem to fear high BG more than low BG. To me, either extreme can be limiting, but both are better than the youngster who just doesn't care about diabetes.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:20:19 Eastern US
(Jennifer) from 209.252.196.44
I have both tried to end my life recently (w/in a week ago) because I can't cope...:-(

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:20:35 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
Lauren's endo team feels it is time she starts taking some responsibility, and want her to keep the log book from here on in as a start. At the same time, they told her at least until she is 18k her parents MUST be part of her d care daily. How on earth do you walk that line and not fall?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:20:39 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.4
Daniel, my first boss assigned me to diabetes camp 3 weeks after I started the job. I've been at it ever since.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:21:11 Eastern US
Daniel/FL (Pump) from 4.61.58.153
:-)

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:21:29 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
Jennifer are you getting some help?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:21:34 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Jennifer, we are very, very glad you did not succeed!! (((HUGS))) Are you getting the help you need to deal with your problems?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:21:46 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
my son has played football, baseball and is currently in marching band at his high school.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:21:52 Eastern US
Jessie (MA) (Mellie, 13, dxd at 12) from 24.60.146.225
Jennifer - I'm so glad that you're still here!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:22:19 Eastern US
(Jennifer) from 209.252.196.44
I'm scared that it might happen again...And I dunno what to do! And...I've been committed MANY times.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:22:26 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.4
Moira, a terrific and complex question. I agree that the transition needs to be gradual and based on your daughter's capacity for responsibility not on any fixed timetable or due to your own burnout. The best simple advice is to try to solve diabetes problems with, rather than for, your daughter.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:22:44 Eastern US
(Jennifer) from 209.252.196.44
I just got out of a psych ward recently...

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:22:44 Eastern US
Renee (Melissa, 19, dx'd at 9, pump 6 yrs) from 205.188.197.56
even beyond 18, I believe this can be too large a burden for some adolescents to shoulder alone...I think Melissa is looking forward to coming home from college in 2 wks so she can give some of that burden back to ME!!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:23:09 Eastern US
Heidyn (type1) from 164.106.22.58
How long have you had D,Jennifer?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:23:22 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
"Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem". How old are you, Jennifer?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:23:26 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
My feeling TIm, is I'd like to do it all for as long as possible to avoid a burnout for her. At the same time, I want to let her be free of me at times . . .










Tue Apr 30 2002 21:23:35 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
Did they give you a phone number to call if you felt badly?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:23:44 Eastern US
Jessie (MA) (Mellie, 13, dxd at 12) from 24.60.146.225
And, Jennifer, if you don't mind my asking, how old are you?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:23:46 Eastern US
(Jennifer) from 209.252.196.44
18, April 25th...a few days ago.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:24:06 Eastern US
(Jennifer) from 209.252.196.44
No phone number...

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:24:25 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Jennifer, I don't know your age or location but if you'd like to contact me personally I'd be happy to talk this through with you. I know the best mental health professionals all over the US.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:24:43 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
jennifer, can you rely on your family. i know if eric was not here, i would just be devistated. i can only imagine how d must affect your life, but hang in there kid, maybe you will be one of the 1st to benefit from a cure

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:24:45 Eastern US
Jeanne (Emily, 9, dxd 9/11/01) from 66.169.26.159
Hello, Judith, I would agree that sports can be a

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:24:46 Eastern US
Jessie (MA) (Mellie, 13, dxd at 12) from 24.60.146.225
Do you have a psychiatrist, Jennifer?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:25:20 Eastern US
(Jennifer - 18, dx'd @ 13) from 209.252.196.44
They just tell me that's a no - no, don't do that. They don't tell me anything.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:25:45 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
Jennifer can you e-mail me your phone # to stephs@childrenwith diabetes.com

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:25:45 Eastern US
AusKaren (Caitlin, 10, dx 12/01) from 144.134.21.250
Hi everyone - I am here and trying to keep up!!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:25:55 Eastern US
Jessie (MA) (Mellie, 13, dxd at 12) from 24.60.146.225
I'm so sorry that you're feeling so badly. You should call Tim, definitely.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:26:09 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
Tim e-mail me your too -- let's see what we can do

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:26:24 Eastern US
(Jennifer - 18, dx'd @ 13) from 209.252.196.44
Yeah, I have a psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, therapyist...you name it I have it, and they all say the same thing. What's tims #?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:27:04 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
e-mail me your # and I'll get it to Tim

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:27:21 Eastern US
gary (...visit the 'Diabetes Poetry Room' at geocities.com/gmhco) from 67.25.81.121
Good evening everyone

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:27:21 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Moira, the best parent-teen relationships are those that persist into adulthood with parents serving in a consultative and supportive role. If you can achieve that you will be very fortunate.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:27:55 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Jennifer, e-mail me at twysocki@nemours.org and we'll get someing arranged.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:28:13 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Where are you located, Jennifer? In the US? What area?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:28:47 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
I also wonder about "honesty" and diabetes -- that is, when is Lauren old enough to know details of real possible complications . . . . a good frien'd brother is dying as we speak of d complications and he is only 42. So far, I've kept that from lauren, but I know she will hear and I think it's better if she hears it from me.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:28:54 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com) from 209.252.196.44
I feel like I am losing my MIND! I'm from Ohio - Youngstown.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:29:13 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
God Bless you Tim and all that is reaching out to Jennifer

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:29:17 Eastern US
Jessie (MA) (Mellie, 13, dxd at 12) from 24.60.146.225
I try to count carbs for myself along with my daughter.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:29:32 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
Jennifer I'll be praying for your strength

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:30:30 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com) from 209.252.196.44
Thax all!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:31:19 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Moira, you can hide info about complications from your daughter. It's all over the place. I encourage talking about at a level she can understand in a warm and loving way, NOT when you are angry with her for being irresponsible.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:32:12 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
There are lots and lots of folks here who care about you, Jennifer. Please do take good care of yourself.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:32:23 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zach 14, dx@15 mo, pump) from 152.163.194.198
How can one help a teen become self-motivated to check blood sugar frequently? Is it possible?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:32:56 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Using complications as a threat is an almost certain way to turn you teen off abot talking about diabetes.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:33:54 Eastern US
Renee (Melissa, 19, dx'd at 9, pump 6 yrs) from 205.188.197.56
Dr Wysocki...the transitioning to living away at college is hard on most kids, but adding diabetes to the "mix" seems to really skew that adjustment....any suggestions???...The whole notion of starting from scratch EXPLAINING it all to strangers, after years of having had everyone at home just "know" seems particularly problematic

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:33:54 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
Visit this website...Write it down and pass it on!!!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:34:34 Eastern US
Jessie (MA) (Mellie, 13, dxd at 12) from 24.60.146.225
Once, though, my daughter DELIBERATELY overdosed herself with Humalog because her blood sugar was high. Then she locked herself in her room. Luckilly she had enough sense to come out later and say she felt low-- and she was. Her sugar was 17. i did tell her she could have died.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:34:52 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Jennifer, there was a typo in Steph's address: should be no space between "with" and "diabetes"

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:34:57 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
Http://My_Little_Princess.Tripod.Com :-):-):-)

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:35:24 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
I kno the typo, I guessed it was there...lol.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:35:25 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
for the most part, i still have to remind Eric to take his shots and to check his sugar. I try to wait until the last possible minute in the hopes he will do it on his own. Lately he has been a little better about both. i really try to compliment him when he does what he is supposed to do. if he takes his shot, i don't say a word, but later or the next day, i let him know that i did notice he took responsibility.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:35:52 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Ellen, I am a firm believer in allowing kids with diabetes to earn privileges by doing their tests, coupled with lots of praise. Fade that out gradually as they succeed, going with more spontaneous and unexpected rewards. You also have to show them that the information they've collected is useful to them.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:36:54 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
As Eric becomes more responsible, his is given more freedom. if he slacks off, we reign him in a bit until he gets back on track.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:37:25 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
People say I'm a paradox...Cause I have all this positive floating around inside, but I don't use it...What do you think that means?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:37:41 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Here are some words of wisdom to remember, Jennifer: (Guess where I got them?)

I try to never forget that I am here for a purpose. I have an array of gifts to give, and love to share. We can only give to others what we ourselves have. Through all of my writings I have the ability to give hope, encouragement, inspiration, the will to keep living, and never wanting to give up!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:37:49 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Renee, you've already taken my first step for your daughter, which is the pump. I'd suggest she get connected with the local diabetes community in her college town. There will always be new people for her to tell about her diabetes whether she's starting college or not.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:38:12 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
about 2 years ago, eric deliberatly took too much humalog...he had been high for so long, he just took a lot of humalong on his own and we nearly lost him. he has not done it since

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:38:57 Eastern US
Jessie (MA) (Mellie, 13, dxd at 12) from 24.60.146.225
Pam - I think it scared Mellie,too. She slept with me two nights afterwards.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:38:57 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Pam, my 16 year old son doesn't have diabetes but I could say most of those things about him related to different responsibilities. In the past 6 months he's shown an amazing transformation and has beceome much more responsible and organized.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:39:07 Eastern US
Renee (Melissa, 19, dx'd at 9, pump 6 yrs) from 205.188.197.56
Tim..fortunately both her endo & her cde are on pumps themselves...she's in NYC....but your point about there always being new people is an excellent one

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:39:11 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
Jud, can i have ur e-mail addy?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:39:53 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
JudithCPNP@yahoo.com, Jennifer

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:40:26 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
Jennifer, I know this may sound crazy, but what makes me feel good and be able to become positive if i get down, is doing some volunteer work or working on a project in my community. what do you like to do? is there something you could get involved in where you live? sometimes helping others makes you feel so good, your problems don't seem as big.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:40:35 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Pam and Jessie, I've seen this several times, sometimes by error, some on purpose. I haven't heard of many kids who've done it more than once.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:40:53 Eastern US
Kate from 216.224.161.104
Hi, sorry to be late...and I can't stay long! I'll hav to read the transcript

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:41:23 Eastern US
AusKaren (Caitlin, 10, dx 12/01) from 144.134.21.250
Dr Wysocki - do you think there is a settling in period post diagnosis - my daughter was dx'd in DEc 2001 and is being very emotional and quite aggresive - is this normal??

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:42:18 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
I am a writer. Check out this website pam...
Http://my_little_princess.tripod.com

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:43:51 Eastern US
Kate (B, 19, dx@10, pump, college) from 216.224.161.104
Tim, i see you believe in "privileges" as rewards for compliance...I have hesitated to use diabetes as a club on the parent teen fight...perhaps I am wrong

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:43:52 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
AusKaren: I'm not surprised to see a 6-12 month adjustment period. By this point I would hope to see some improvement and leveling off of the emotionality and anger. If you're still seeing that I'd probably think about having a mental health professional give an opinion.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:43:59 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
if you can believe, this he did it for about 3 weeks....we almost went out of our minds trying figure out what was wrong...when we finally realized what was happening, i just told him straight out....YOU WILL KILL YOURSELF IF YOU DON'T STOP....he never did it again. He told me about 6 mo later, he didn't realize he could die, he was just tired of feeling bad and wanted it to stop. It was not a malicious act.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:44:37 Eastern US
Paulette from 12.17.167.194
If were having a hard time controlling bloodsugars now is teenagers suposto be way wild.?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:45:26 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
AusKaren -- some of your daughter's emotuions may have to do with the beginnings of
puberty

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:45:30 Eastern US
AusKaren (Caitlin, 10, dx 12/01) from 144.134.21.250
Thankyou - I am in the process of seeing people!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:46:15 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
Kate, Eric knows when he shows me he is responsible and does what he is supposed to do without me telling him, it pays off. I get totaly exhausted from saying over and over again did you take your insulin? did you check your sugar? did you check your ketones?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:46:20 Eastern US
AusKaren (Caitlin, 10, dx 12/01) from 144.134.21.250
Yes Steph - I am starting to think that too! She is only 10 though - I didn't start menstrating till 13

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:47:07 Eastern US
Kate (B, 19, dx@10, pump, college) from 216.224.161.104
Well, We had very decenet compliance for years, but the past 18 months have been rough :-)

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:47:14 Eastern US
Jessie (MA) (Mellie, 13, dxd at 12) from 24.60.146.225
I don't get exhausted (usually) saying it, but I'm worried SHE's sick of hearing it.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:47:41 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
oops Jennifer, got behind....i wrote down the website..i will definitely check it out. you better stick around....we may see you on the new york times best seller list some day!!! lol

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:48:48 Eastern US
Kate (B, 19, dx@10, pump, college) from 216.224.161.104
DO you, Dr. W, think that reshmand year in college is typically rough? We have sure experienced a tough time

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:48:49 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zach 14, dx@15 mo, pump) from 152.163.194.198
Is that common, Dr. W. What Kate mentioned about having a child be compliant for many years, and then suddenly not taking proper care of oneself?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:48:51 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
Here's another thought: Lauren is way old beyond her years. Part, I think, is having a teenaged sister around. But could another part be having to "grow up" fast with diabetes? She likes boys sooner that her sister did, is now shaving her legs (she was self concsious abou the hair on them) I worry about it . . . but she is who she is. Should I "make" her be younger. By the way, most of her friend are 1-2 yrs older than her as well.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:49:10 Eastern US
Kate (B, 19, dx@10, pump, college) from 216.224.161.104
freshman

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:49:17 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
how did you like it??????

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:49:43 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
Pam can I have your e-mail addy?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:50:08 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist) from 192.234.253.4
Sorry, I got booted out for a minute there. I'll have to catch up

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:50:22 Eastern US
Kate (B, 19, dx@10, pump, college) from 216.224.161.104
Well...I have to go out and feed...Ellen, let me know what he says...sorry to leave

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:50:25 Eastern US
Renee (Melissa, 19, dx'd at 9, pump) from 205.188.197.56
Kate...scroll back..I was saying the same thing to DR. Wysocki....I'm hearing this a lot lately from parents of freshmen....I know Melissa just isn't as comfortable about her diabetes as she was with her childhood friends...and then NOT doing the optimal care only adds to feeling badly

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:51:09 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
AusKaren, menstruation comes near the end of puberty. You'll be dealing with the hormones long before that.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:51:31 Eastern US
Jeanne from 66.169.26.159
Jennifer, great site, my daughter loves to write,as well. I am going to show it to her.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:51:33 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.4
Ellen, quite a few kids "hit the wall" now and then, often when their lives are complicated with other priorities. Starting a new level of school is a common time.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:51:56 Eastern US
AusKaren (Caitlin, 10, dx 12/01) from 144.134.21.250
OH - GREAT!! I have organised to talk to her principal on Tuesday - hopefully with guidance councellor

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:52:15 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zach 14, dx@15 mo, pump) from 152.163.194.198
How do you get them back on course?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:52:40 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
Thanks...E-mail me, id like to hear from you all again.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:53:08 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
Jennifer when your feeling down do you write peoms, maybe that would help some

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:53:21 Eastern US
Mike (type 1 34 years) from 216.126.162.104
Hi

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:53:42 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.4
AusKaren: Often that emotionality is kids way of letting you know there is something on their minds that is too complex or confusing for them to talk about.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:53:49 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
use your talent to share and help others

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:53:50 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
yeah, i write them ALL the time...check out the site...

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:54:00 Eastern US
gary (...visit the 'Diabetes Poetry Room' at geocities.com/gmhco) from 67.25.81.121
Hello Mike

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:54:13 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
Where you from Mike?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:54:30 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
PROBERTS@gulftel.com (sometimes this one doesn't work) or ROBERTS36536@hotmail.com (this one is usually reliable) PLEASE e-mail me Jennifer....I would really like to keep in touch. I could not get that website to come up, but I will continue to try

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:55:01 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
Jennifer, go to Gary's website, he writes the best poetry....very insightful

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:55:06 Eastern US
Judy (mom of becca 10 dx 5-00) from 66.168.53.226
Hi all I have a question, switching from novolog back to humalog could a person be extra sensitive to the humalog

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:55:31 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.4
Ellen, I think everyone with diabetes and their loved ones whould learn to anticipate times when it's just too hard to do everything just right. Offering support and encouragement, asking what would be helpful, expressing sympathy, but all in the spirit of getting back on track and keeping those lapses from going on too long.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:55:41 Eastern US
Mike (type 1 34 years) from 216.126.162.104
Massachusetts. Is there a topic here?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:55:57 Eastern US
Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE (Associate Editor) from 207.172.148.186
teens

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:56:00 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
Judy, we did that with Eric and he didn't have a problem

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:56:04 Eastern US
gary (...visit the 'Diabetes Poetry Room' at geocities.com/gmhco) from 67.25.81.121
ty Pam, you are too kind

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:56:11 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Topic here now is dealing with teens with diabetes.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:56:48 Eastern US
Judy (mom of becca 10 dx 5-00) from 66.168.53.226
Pam do u like the humalog better

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:57:32 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Say, Judy, why not save that topic for the parent room in a little while, when this special chat is over?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:57:39 Eastern US
Mike (type 1 34 years) from 216.126.162.104
thanks Judith. I was a teenage diabetic!

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:58:06 Eastern US
Judy (mom of becca 10 dx 5-00) from 66.168.53.226
good idea

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:58:11 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Send your parents to the chat, Mike :-)

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:58:14 Eastern US
Judy (mom of becca 10 dx 5-00) from 66.168.53.226
sorry

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:58:17 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
Gary, you are tha' Man...Very insightful. That's where I got some inspiration to write was from you.

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:58:57 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
My daughter just had her prom. How do you handle that night with a teen with diabetes?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:59:06 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
eric is embarrassed to take his d supplies with him. especially to band practice. of course i make him take his stuff....but it is a fight. he has a very small cooler with drinks and snacks and i just have him put his supplies in the bottom, but he is just mortified...any suggestions on how to curb the embarrassment?

Tue Apr 30 2002 21:59:24 Eastern US
gary (...visit the 'Diabetes Poetry Room' at geocities.com/gmhco) from 67.25.81.121
thank you jennifer, you are too kind

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:00:06 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Vanya went to the prom last year. No real problems, as he was/is pumping.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:00:11 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
see Jeennifer, you have a tallent that can help others, doesn't it make you feel just a little better???lol

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:00:18 Eastern US
Judy (mom of becca 10 dx 5-00) from 66.168.53.226
Hi

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:00:21 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
No gary...Thank you!

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:00:38 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
yeah it does pam...thanx

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:00:50 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Does Eric try to keep his d a secret? Dave is now very open about it, refers to himself mockingly as "Diabetes Dave"

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:00:57 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
Pam's issue is a hard one. Lauren ahs not hit that. and actually, at a bat mitz we were at this weekend the girl was in a lovely gown with her pump right there hanging on her hip. I thought that was WONDERFUL for a 13 yr old girl. I hoe Lauren is like that -- any tips on how to keep them self-assured?

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:01:06 Eastern US
Judy (mom of becca 10 dx 5-00) from 66.168.53.226
I was wondering if nayone notice there child more sensitive switching from novolog to humalog

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:01:23 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
eric has been to the school dances and didn't have any problems....just a little concerned about another teen getting his supplies. i am always scared of that.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:01:33 Eastern US
Mike (type 1 34 years) from 216.126.162.104
parents are fron the 20th century .. no pc..

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:01:42 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Pam, I think the more he hides it the more he gives other kids a button a to push. It tells them that he is ashamed of having diabetes and he shouldn't be.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:02:23 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
Jennifer very nice site Keep up the GREAT work

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:02:24 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
TimW, where do you work, (i.e. ohio, pennsyl., Calif.)

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:02:25 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
Tim I'm glad you said that. That is what I have been thinking all along . . . . but I wondered if it was right . . .

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:02:37 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
Thanx Lyt.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:02:48 Eastern US
Renee (Melissa, 19, dx'd at 9, pump) from 205.188.197.56
Thanks Dr Wysocki for your helpful insights...sometimes we moms are too close to the situation to appreciate other options...

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:03:28 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
So true Renee!

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:03:35 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Being secretive or outgoing about one's diabetes is a matter of personal taste and style. For my money, Id' rather see kids be rather generous about sharing their diabetes with others.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:04:08 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
So the feeling that, once it is out in the open it is no longer a big deal , is a true one? good.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:04:15 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
You know what kids did to me...They teased me, called me a freak cuz I had to take shots, teased me by parading candy in my face...that hurt alot:-(

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:04:23 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Folks, my fingers are wearing out and I have to get up at 5:30AM. Any last questions?

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:04:28 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
I DO get a little annoyed when he's so "open" that he twirls his pump by the tubing, like a yo-yo!

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:04:37 Eastern US
AusKaren (Caitlin, 10, dx 12/01) from 144.134.21.250
Caitlin's class knows about it - Diabetes Australia had a nurse come out to the school and talk to the class

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:05:04 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
eric does try to keep his d a secret. he acts like i shout it from the roof tops!!! i do tell others when i feel he is in a situation that he may need help (like at band practice)
if we go out to eat, he always trys to leave his stuff in the car. i have to make him take his shots. i don't make him take it at the table (he hates that)....he either has the choice of doing what he needs to do in the car prior to going in or he can go to the restroom.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:05:34 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
I'll e-mail you tim.....THANX ALOT! YOU HELPED!

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:05:36 Eastern US
Moira (Lauren, 10, pumping) from 24.49.168.146
Thank you Tim for your insights tonight.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:05:40 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
ha, ha, Judith...i'd be cracking some fingers!!!

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:05:44 Eastern US
AusKaren (Caitlin, 10, dx 12/01) from 144.134.21.250
Thanks DrW - I am going to read entire chat later to see all the bits I missed!

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:06:08 Eastern US
Jeanne (Emily,9, dxd at 9) from 66.169.26.159
Emily has been called the "Diabetes Queen" by some boys in her class. She told them she was proud of it. LOL Judith!!!

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:06:22 Eastern US
AusKaren (Caitlin, 10, dx 12/01) from 144.134.21.250
Can I have your email Dr W?

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:06:34 Eastern US
AusKaren (Caitlin, 10, dx 12/01) from 144.134.21.250
if that is ok

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:06:35 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
how do i read the whole transcript

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:06:41 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
AusKaren, lots of diabetes programs try to do that. I think once you take the mystery out of it for classmates, the need to tease and belittle decreases. But there will always be the bullies who feel they have to do this to build themselves up at someone else's expense.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:06:47 Eastern US
maryann (michigan) (Jill 17, pump user) from 63.23.175.152
and why do some kids get teased about diabetes, and others don't???

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:06:54 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
thank you so much for your words of wisdom i always need some reassurance that i am not totally going down the wrong path

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:06:59 Eastern US
TimW (Psychologist, husband, father of Nicole (18) and Alex (16) who do not have diabetes) from 192.234.253.2
Good night all and thanks for your thoughts.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:07:37 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Best defensive against the teasing is to act like it doesn't hurt you. Moira's Lauren has the right idea.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:07:47 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Thanks, Tim

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:08:02 Eastern US
maryann (michigan) (Jill 17, pump user) from 63.23.175.152
they and we all walk a fine line between being overly showy for attention, and hiding it. And some kids DO have a chip on their shoulder and love the pity party

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:08:07 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zach 14, dx@15 mo, pump) from 152.163.194.198
Thank you Dr. W. Your article in Spectrum recently, was excellent.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:08:52 Eastern US
PAM(AL) (eric 15, dx'd @ 11) from 209.102.129.122
good night to all

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:08:54 Eastern US
Jeanne (Emily,9, dxd at 9) from 66.169.26.159
We did do a presentation to the class with a video, so the mystery was elimated. Thanks, Dr. W, enjoyed this.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:09:15 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
Kids would wave candy, junk food, whatever, in my face, and some called me a freak cause I had to take shots...That hurt. And I remember all this other stuff...Night PAM!

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:09:19 Eastern US
gary (...visit the 'Diabetes Poetry Room' at geocities.com/gmhco) from 67.25.81.121
sweet dreams Pam

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:09:58 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
I see by some names it says pump user does that mean you have the choice to use that or insulin

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:10:48 Eastern US
maryann (michigan) (Jill 17, pump user) from 63.23.175.152
that is too bad, but they were NOT friends, if they did that

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:11:29 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zach 14, dx@15 mo, pump) from 152.163.194.198
Lyt, the pump is a method of delivery for insulin - an alternative to multiple daily injections.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:11:32 Eastern US
maryann (michigan) (Jill 17, pump user) from 63.23.175.152
either you use a pump to give insulin or you take shots.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:11:49 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
Can I have all your e-mail addy's cuz I gotta go for now.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:11:58 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Still use insulin, LYT - just pumped in under the skin via a small tubing, instead of injected by a syringe.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:12:20 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
no?

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:12:43 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
ty Judith

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:12:56 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.89
Think this room will close soon. You may want to move to the Parent room. Bye

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:13:43 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
ty once again

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:13:49 Eastern US
maryann (michigan) (Jill 17, pump user) from 63.23.175.152
everyone has treated Jill wonderful except for one here or there, which she didn't keep around for friends

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:13:54 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zach 14, dx@15 mo, pump) from 152.163.194.198
Jennifer, your website says you have a trademark on Princess Jenn. What's that about?

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:13:56 Eastern US
maryann (michigan) (Jill 17, pump user) from 63.23.175.152
bye

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:16:27 Eastern US
Jennifer - 18 Dx'd @ 13 ( LittleShorty425@Hotmail.Com HTTP://MY_LITTLE_PRINCESS.TRIPOD.COM ) from 209.252.196.44
Ellen, part of an Inc. thing... Bye All...:-)

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:17:31 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
Bye Jennifer stay encouraged

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:19:36 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zach 14, dx@15 mo, pump) from 152.163.194.198
Have you read Dr. W.'s book? It's very good.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:19:47 Eastern US
Mike (type 1 34 years) from 216.126.162.104
bye folks!
:-) a little spaced tonight.. had surgery today

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:20:14 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
No I haven't read his book

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:21:30 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zach 14, dx@15 mo, pump) from 152.163.194.198
If you have a teen with diabetes, it's a great resource.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:24:20 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
I'm doing research on diabetes (a term paper) also both of my parents have diabetes and I really wold like to know more about this. I'm glad I was able to be here and listen to what some parents had to say. doing my reaseach I never thought about what the parent may be going through

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:25:17 Eastern US
mchase (mom of Ryan 14 yo dx 2/00) from 65.58.216.16
Is this chatroom still open?

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:25:19 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
I have an awareness about diabetes and a better understanding to what my parents have been going through

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:25:43 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zach 14, dx@15 mo, pump) from 152.163.194.198
Well it's not easy growing up with diabetes...not easy for the kids and not easy for the parents. But we sure try to have a sense of humor about it all

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:26:38 Eastern US
mchase (mom of Ryan 14 yo dx 2/00) from 65.58.216.16
I think it is harder on the parents than the kids most times, dont you?

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:27:04 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
do you have diabetes?

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:27:13 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zach 14, dx@15 mo, pump) from 152.163.194.198
I must go. Good night.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:27:44 Eastern US
mchase (mom of Ryan 14 yo dx 2/00) from 65.58.216.16
Borderline Type 2, but I know that my son's diabetes is aging me 100 years a week - lol!

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:28:34 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
I would imagine it would be hard on both the parents know how important it is to take the your shots and things and they have to be strong all the time even when the kids are feeling like life isn't fair

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:28:51 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
God Night Ellen and thank you

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:29:53 Eastern US
mchase (mom of Ryan 14 yo dx 2/00) from 65.58.216.16
I guess I see your point. I have a 14yo who is in *big* denial and does not take care of his d like he should, last A1C was 10. Not a good thing, and not much I can do about it.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:29:53 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
how is it that a child that seems healthy just come down with diabetes

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:30:52 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
what is A1C

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:31:03 Eastern US
mchase (mom of Ryan 14 yo dx 2/00) from 65.58.216.16
Ryan's is autoimmune, has had other autoimmune problems when he was a young child, which predisposed him to this.

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:31:32 Eastern US
mchase (mom of Ryan 14 yo dx 2/00) from 65.58.216.16
glycohemoglobin - do you have a child with diabetes?

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:32:20 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
no I don't

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:32:56 Eastern US
mchase (mom of Ryan 14 yo dx 2/00) from 65.58.216.16
GTG - gotta get Ryan's shot taken care of and hit the sack. Endo appt. tomorrow (ugghh). have a good night :)

Tue Apr 30 2002 22:34:35 Eastern US
LYT from 64.12.102.166
thank you good night endometrius?



                 
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