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Type 1 Support from February 14, 2001

Betty Brackenridge and Kris Swenson hosted a Virtual Support Group chat about Type 1 diabetes.

Chat Room Administrator chat@childrenwithdiabetes.com Wed Feb 14 2001 20:15:00 Eastern US
The 'Virtual Support' chat room is now open.


Wed Feb 14 2001 20:53:18 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, dx at 5 1/2, Nori 14 dx at 8) from 64.12.102.163
hello

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:53:38 Eastern US
Emily from 204.60.50.26
Hello

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:56:15 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
sorry my first time hard to under stand format

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:57:00 Eastern US
Sandra (Massachusetts) from 152.163.213.178
hello

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:57:12 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
how does the chat room work

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:57:12 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
hello all :)

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:57:22 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.20.37.235
hello

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:57:27 Eastern US
Sandra (Massachusetts) from 152.163.213.178
see I told you this format is difficult to follow

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:57:50 Eastern US
Jerry (Dustin (9), dx 1/24/2000) from 24.4.254.128
Hello

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:57:58 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
All you do is type and hit send/get msg

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:58:08 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
you sure did

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:58:36 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
Sandra you are mom of Tim

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:59:29 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.20.37.235
i have a problem keeping my son out of food how do i keep him from doing that when he eats every 2 hours?

Wed Feb 14 2001 20:59:40 Eastern US
Jerry (Dustin (9), dx 1/24/2000) from 24.4.254.128
I don't get it. No one is saying anything?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:00:18 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
Is me too is there supposed to be a speaker

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:00:20 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
hello yes mom of Tim

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:00:36 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
How old is he Fawn

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:00:36 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.174.71
hi, just stopping to say hi,

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:00:52 Eastern US
allnew (Mom of Madison,17months,just dx'd) from 152.163.197.66
Hi everyone!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:00:54 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
also but I'm not adding him yet

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:00:55 Eastern US
Heidyn (19yo type 1) from 164.106.22.67
hi

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:01:05 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.20.37.235
3

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:01:41 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
Fawn do you use "free snacks"

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:01:42 Eastern US
allnew (Mom of Madison,17months,just dx'd) from 152.163.197.66
My daughter was just diagnosed 3weeks ago...any advise?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:01:45 Eastern US
teccop(MI) (Mom of Sandy, 9, dx'd 2/97) from 216.46.198.32
Hi everyone

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:01:58 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
hey Heidyn...someone my age! :)

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:02:01 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
Hard to do, you have to learn to be flexible and juggle control with food intake. At that age you mostly have to meet their needw

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:02:19 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
veggie, diet rite cola, s/f popsicles, popcorn,etc

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:02:19 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
needs

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:02:25 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.20.37.235
i cant keep them in the house

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:02:49 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
exactly right try to give snacks that don't have carbos but will satisfy

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:03:19 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.174.71
yes, you have to feed the kid enough to satisfy and then match the insulin to his needs! that is the CDE or dr should

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:03:32 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
allnew, one of the hardest things with such a young child is that she will not be able to tell you when she feels low for several years

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:03:32 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
? can't keep in house?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:03:36 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
I went thru dr telling me to lock up food etc. I just ended up keeping the snacks they could eat and letting them do it

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:04:14 Eastern US
Heidyn (19yo type 1) from 164.106.22.67
Hi Becky,and dx'd at a good age too(I've had it since age 17)

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:04:28 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.20.37.235
i give him popcorn diet pop water and like the goldfish cheese and crackers peanut butter and crackers

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:04:40 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
I can't even keep sugar of any type here now I finally got a metal cabnet so I can have sugar for baking

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:05:03 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.174.71
rediculous to lock up food or deprive. That will only make rebellion. If you have heavy children then maybe some counciling is in order, but not for normal children that want a normal life

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:05:10 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
Colleen is getting pretty good I got the picture posters right away to help her identify symptoms

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:05:16 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
These days, with carb counting kids should be able to eat anything they want, but they need to be willing to take a shot of Humalog each time or use an insulin pump. Of course, you still should limit the higher fat foods to avoid future weight problems.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:05:32 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Heidyn- better at 17 or 18 than younger (the way I see it)!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:05:53 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Hi Guys - Sorry I'm a bit late - couldn't seem to get into the room.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:06:01 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
raw veggies are good also

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:06:03 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.20.37.235
i cant keep free food in my house long enogh cause i also have 2 other children he is all the time eating and his sugars are sometimes to high cause he eats and dont wanna stop

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:06:32 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.174.71
I have never heard of such stuff!! Jill eats and acts like any other kid. She doesn't have special requirements and rules. Just has to take the right amount of insulin to match the carbs. We don't waste money on sugar free stuff except drinks

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:06:42 Eastern US
Heidyn (19yo type 1) from 164.106.22.67
Right-had a chance to live a normal childhood..what kind of pump do you use?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:07:02 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
Yes Brenda good for you. My kids are teenagers you have to learn to be flexible. That responsibility stuff only goes as far as they are willing to do it. Hence I lock up brown sugar ect.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:07:58 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
I couldn't have said it bettre, Maryann. People with diabetes kids and adults - need the same foods and have the same desires for normalcy as people who don't have diabetes.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:08:23 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Heidyn- a normal childhood and the ability to manage my diabetes without the complications of school policies and whatnot...I use a Minimed 507C...are you on the pump?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:08:51 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
love that splenda too, no need to poison anyone with nutrisweet or anything else anymore

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:09:09 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.44.98
i have baby carrots but high in sugar and i have stuff high like reg sugar brown sugar ect in a cubbard that he cant reach

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:09:13 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.174.71
I think I have to leave. This talk of locking food up is making smoke come out my ears!!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:09:43 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
Maryann you are fortunate, My kids earn money and spend it on junk food becase I can't keep it here. I have all the right choices here and they are at the age they do what they will

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:10:05 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
One of the biggest challenges for our kids is not at home, but at school, friends' houses, etc. The rest of the world doesn't lock up sweets (or burgers and fries).

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:10:11 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
CRicharz, with kids of 14 nd 16, locking up at home is probably of limited use - they have so much access to food away from home. It also sometimes gives the unintended message that those foods you are locking up are more desirble than the ones you give free access to.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:10:12 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
i only lock up sugar my dear

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:10:27 Eastern US
Heidyn (19yo type 1) from 164.106.22.67
Going to,Becky,I'm in the process of getting insurance approvel now for a MM pump

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:10:39 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.44.98
i dont give him anything special just diet pop my food is not locked up just out of reach that you cook or back with

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:10:48 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
that's what we all need from each other hmmm

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:10:49 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.174.71
Jill has always been allowed to eat sweets. when it got more difficult to take shots for control she went on the pump, and she is no fattee, and she has NEVER been in the hospital. VERY healthy

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:11:22 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Heidyn- that's great! Going to a pump was the best thing I've ever done and the people at Minimed are fabulous!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:11:36 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
Can you give advice about putting a 7 year old on a pump?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:11:38 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
CRicharz, with teenagers, sometimes by making the food an issues, it results in making the food a perfect tool for acting out teenage rebellion -

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:11:59 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
I have also always allowed them to eat sweets with the understanding they have to be responsible but it just doesn's work for my two

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:12:24 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
Back soon--trying to get my kids in bed and they are being just that "trying." AARRGGHH

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:12:49 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
I don't restrict more than I did pre D but we were not heavy into sweets but they are young too

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:13:16 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Part of learning to be responsible invariable includes overstepping the bounds to see what happens -

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:13:46 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.44.98
my son eats sweets and things but when the rest of the family eats it i just put my stuff to cook with like oil spices things of that nature put in a cubbard that him and his sister cant reach or they will make a mess

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:14:04 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Tammie, what sort of pump into are you looking for for your 7 year old?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:14:25 Eastern US
allnew (Mom of Madison,17months,just dx'd) from 152.163.197.66
Where do you start with a 17month old?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:14:59 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
I don't really know. I was just wondering if it was a good or bad idea.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:15:04 Eastern US
Joyce (Justin 15 dx 1998) from 152.163.207.199
Maryann I have talked to you before but, I don't get into the chat rooms very often. Since Jill has been on the pump is her control better?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:15:24 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
I hear alot obout MiniMed.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:15:27 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
With a 17 month old, preerving normal eating is vey important, allnew. What sort of insuin regimen is your little one on?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:15:35 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
all fingerfoods...what ever they would be eating anyway ...

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:15:37 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.174.71
I surely agree you have to watch little ones or they wouldn't eat right at all. I always told my kids to eat something healthy before having a treat. it worked ok pre-diabetes, but little kids have to not have free access to bags of candy

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:16:32 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
Ah yes, overstepping I have a lot of experience with that, and have tried everything from family meetings, counselors, etc. Even letting my son find out what happens when he makes the decisions and has consiquences. He gets sick and doesn't ever figure it out. Does it time and again. Finally is learning at 16

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:16:34 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Pumps can be a great tool for a vriety of reasons. What are you hoping that a pump might do for you and your child?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:16:37 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.44.98
my son was 15 months old it is hard but you just feed him and check sugars and just keep it up my son just went to humlin r and n

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:16:40 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.174.71
Yes Jill's control is better, she was creeping up to an a1c or 8 before pumping, but mostly it was the frustration of nph, and the need for HER to take some control over

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:17:14 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Tammie- I can only speak from my own experiences at the age of 20....it's a big adjustment initially and does require a fair amount of work. It's not a cure-all, but if you're willing to put in the effort, it's worthwhile. As for Minimed pumps, I think it's a great product.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:17:24 Eastern US
allnew (Mom of Madison,17months,just dx'd) from 152.163.197.66
Madison is taking 1.5 N for breakfast and .5 of H, I believe the dr's told me she is in a honeymoon?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:18:17 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
To give her a little bit of more sense of freedom from the strict schedule and to hopefully get her sugars under better control.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:18:23 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
allnew--sounds like it; her pancreas is till producing some insulin. It will end some day, but it is impossible to predict when that will be. Could be a yr or so.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:18:42 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.44.98
she is in the honeymoon period if taking very little insulin

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:19:18 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
allnew, first of all I ope someone has made it clear that perfect blood sugar is neither necessary or possible. Then remember that your child needs all same nutrition and nurturing as before D. Preserving normal eating and then strting to learn to counts carbs at this point, so you will be ready to manage food and insulin when the day comes -- after the honeymoon.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:19:40 Eastern US
teccop(MI) (Mom of Sandy, 9, dx'd 2/97) from 216.46.198.32
Sandy's A1C was 9 before she started pumping 5 months ago the last 2 were 6.9 & 7.1.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:19:51 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
Tammie, if she goes to school (vs. home schooling), you need to make sure there is someone (probably 2 people) willing to learn all about the pump. Many kids that young do not know how to bolus themselves and need help doing so.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:20:06 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Tammie- if I may ask, what is your daughter's insulin regimen now?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:20:18 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
Does anyone else have learning disabilities and behavior problems, besides diabetes. This doesn't help my sons attitude

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:20:50 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
We are on our 20 month of the honeymoon but it is harder since you can never know when the pancreas will kick in and it makes predicting BGs reallys hard.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:21:03 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.44.98
what is the youngest the start children on the pumps?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:21:21 Eastern US
allnew (Mom of Madison,17months,just dx'd) from 152.163.197.66
Right now she is taking 1.5 units of N for breakfast and 0.5 of N at dinner.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:21:25 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.174.71
One of the first things we notices after starting on the pump was that Jill said she felt better, and that I worried 100% less about sudden lows. but we had excellent training and support too

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:21:37 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Tammie, the pump can do those things for most people, but so can some other changes that don't require the investment in the pump nad the extra work. Are you now counting carbs and adjusting meal insulin for food? You don't have to wait to be on a pump to do that and that can give you and your child a lot more freedom - especially if the background insulin is properly adjusted to allow some flexibility in meal timing.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:21:41 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
No learning disabilities and just the typical teenage girl behavioral issues here.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:21:55 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
That's what I am afraid of. Getting somebody at school to be willing to learn about it. She gets two shots a day. 4H and 16N in a.m. and 4H and 4N in p.m. They have been threatening to put her on 3 shots a day. I think that is what they will do if her A1c is around 9 or higher the next time.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:22:03 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Hello everyone

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:22:10 Eastern US
Joyce (Justin 15 dx 1998) from 152.163.207.199
Maryann how is Jill's A1C now that she 0is pumpisn

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:22:24 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.44.98
mine is not listening and mostly behavior problems

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:22:36 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Hi, Jodi - welcome.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:22:38 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
I've heard of kids as young as 3 or 4 going on insulin pumps, tho' I suspect that's alot of work for both the parents and doctors!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:22:41 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
Stupid question. What is "background insulin"?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:22:56 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Ive heard of toddlers on the pump but of course it will many years with Mom home before the self care issues start.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:23:03 Eastern US
Heidyn (19yo type 1) from 164.106.22.67
Hello Jodi

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:23:11 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
I had to have David put under an IEP for Diabetes to get our school to test him for the others. After a four year fight they finally got a new psycologist who retested him and found several learning and processing problems

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:23:12 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.174.71
since pumping a1c is 6.5 to 7.3

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:23:35 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Good evening everyone.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:23:38 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
We are counting carbs, but not really adjusting a whole lot. We are really not very happy with her endo.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:23:46 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Tammie- prior to pumping, I did 2 shots a day of ultralente and humalog with meals (based on carb counting)...it gave me alot of flexibility and made the switch to a pump much easier....

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:24:26 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Not stupid -- your child's N is the background insuli overnight - that is the insulin needed between meals. The morning N is serving both as "background" AND as "meal" insulin to cover lunch.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:24:39 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.174.71
she's been pumping about 17 months. I still have to nag and remind, and she can barely find time to change a set once every 3 days let alone go back to shots. From what I hear, many teens (especially boys) are leary of getting a pump. some issues involved

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:24:39 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Backround + long acting insulin

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:24:48 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Anyone here have problems getting sryinges?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:24:51 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
ooops =

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:25:05 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.44.98
tammie is your child on reg or diluted insulin?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:25:08 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
Tammie, in a pump, the amount of insulin delivered over the course of the day is the basal amount or background insulin. On shots, it's like Lente or Ultralente, doesn't really have a peak time.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:25:34 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.44.98
nope not a problem here for the needles

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:25:44 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
She is on Humalog and NPH.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:26:06 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Sue, did I get this that your sonis on inhaled insulin?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:26:08 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
Sue in CT, how is it going with the inhaling?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:26:12 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Tammie, what Becky's family did is really a great way to work up to pumping. They hd all the skills they needed -- and really only needed to learn to push the buttons and put in the infusion set. Unless yuo are counting carbs and adjusting doses for meals, it is unlikely that a pump will make a lot of difference to control.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:26:14 Eastern US
CRicharz (mom of David 16, Nori 14) from 64.12.102.163
None here and Nevada for syringes either

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:26:47 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
NPH and H here too

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:27:02 Eastern US
Heidyn (19yo type 1) from 164.106.22.67
sue,how does that work-do they have both long and fast acting insulins to inhale?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:27:15 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
Don't use syringes any more, but never had probs getting them here in southwestern OH.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:27:36 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
When we go to Shelby's check-ups, who should we be seeing? I mean, what members of the "diabetes team"?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:27:39 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Sue, this must be a trial?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:27:39 Eastern US
allnew (Mom of Madison,17months,just dx'd) from 152.163.197.66
yes

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:28:02 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
Brenda, what doc do you go to?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:28:06 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Hi, Sue - how's it going?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:28:30 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Its just that I went to the drug store to get them and they had the wrong ones in the computer (we need 3/10cc) and said that they would have to call doc for the prescription. This is the 2nd time they've had to do this. and they always ask me whose it for etc. Pain. going to have to find another drug store that carries those particular syringes.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:28:31 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
We now see Dr. Dolan in Cincinnati. You nearby?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:28:36 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Evan is in a clinical trial for his age group. It's been about 5 mos now. It's similar to the pump, L at bed (for his "basal") and then he puffs with food. It's OK, except for one HBA of 5.8, they stay near what they were before.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:28:52 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.44.98
tammie you should talk to the doc the nutritionist and the nurse

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:29:08 Eastern US
allnew (Mom of Madison,17months,just dx'd) from 152.163.197.66
Sandra when was your daughter diag?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:29:30 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Tammie, who you should see depnds on what kind of help you're needing. If your team has nurse and dietitian educators, they can often be more help with day-to0day management issues than the doc --

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:29:34 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Hi Betty, it's been a while! I'm still trying to get to your book, sweet kids, but time is soooo tight. Food is still such an issue :(

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:30:14 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
No. I live in NW Ohio and we go to Dr. Ganong at Children's in Columbus. Not happy at all. We only see the doc and the last time we only seen the nurse practitioner.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:30:34 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
Colleen was 3 , she just turned 5

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:31:11 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Sue, ADA is supposed to have solved the supply problem -- and I hear that Amazon hs it again too. BUt if you want to send me an e-mail, I'll just send you one from ym tash -- you've been trying for WY too Long!!!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:31:13 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.175.224
Jill always saw the nurse, dietician, councilor, and Dr. each time

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:31:24 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
My son Tim just had testing awaiting GAD antibodies, islet were Neg

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:31:31 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
Tammie, are you closer to Toledo? How about Dayton? We knew a family that went to Dayton for a while then stopped when their phone calls went unanswered. However, that might not be a prob. any more--that was 3 yrs. ago.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:31:34 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
My husband and I both thought that we should be seeing the dietician since Shelby is growing, etc. But, the last time we seen the dietitian was at her first appointment after being diagnosed (9-99)

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:31:49 Eastern US
teccop(MI) (Mom of Sandy, 9, dx'd 2/97) from 216.46.198.32
When Sandy goes to her appointment she sees a Social Worker, Dietician, Educator, and then the Dr.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:31:57 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Did someone mention about young ones on the pump? Some endo teams are real comfortable with it. I'm glad mine is, Casey's really improved in the year she's been on it. No more "Pleeeeease eat."

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:32:15 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
The book is in the top two of our D library. Pink Panther being #1

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:32:23 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
We are closer to Toledo and that is where we are going to switch to if we switch.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:32:43 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
I forgot to tell you all that Miranda scored a 7.4 on A1c last week.--we are honeymooning of course but that is good news for us

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:32:50 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Tammy, a child with diabetes should be seeing the dieitian no less than once a year because of growth and changes i calorie needs - and ore often if you're hving any food related issues or questions.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:33:03 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
Sorry that I don't know of anyone in that area.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:33:04 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
I would have to change endos to get a pump. I would have to think the honeymoon must be over also.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:33:05 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Oh no Betty, the book came. Now the bottle neck is my time. I fall asleep the moment I start to read (not the book's fault, I assure you.)

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:33:09 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
Betty...what is your book?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:33:30 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
dee, that's vey cool news. Thanks!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:33:47 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.175.224
Sue, is the inhaled stuff cumbersome to cart around. Jill saw it on TV and said no way. She would be embarrassed by it.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:33:57 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
Well, this is what we thought. That just makes my mind up that I am calling tomorrow to get her switched.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:33:57 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Tammie, the book is Sweet Kids, published by American Diabetes Association

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:34:28 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
I can never get the "Sweet Kids" book always on backorder even amazon.com doesn't have it

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:34:43 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
What is it about?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:35:13 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
We haven't seen a dietitian in about 3 yrs. I had a very bad experience with the one who tried to explain carb counting and put Marissa on a 1900 calorie diet. We tried it and she was starving. She often eats way too much junk, but other times she eats very healthy foods. She's thin and active so I don't worry about it that much.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:35:28 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Jodi, it was on back order for MONTHS but ADFA swears to me tht the problem has been solved -- and this time they ordered a much bigger printing than they have before because it's been selling out so fast.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:35:58 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
Can I get it through the ADA site?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:36:04 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
I agree moderation...is our moto Brenda

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:36:06 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Maryann, the inhaler is about 6" long and 1.5" diameter. It fits into his fanny pack with his glucometer. He always has his pack with him anyway. Evan has a tendency to shy away from the center of attention, but the inhaler has not seemed to bother him.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:36:09 Eastern US
Wendy from 12.78.65.10
Hi Everyone

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:36:14 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
I wrote the book with Richard Rubin who is a psychologist and I am a dietitian/educator, The book is on food, parenting, diabetes and how to keep from going crazy!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:36:19 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Management of food issues.....to start with. Well written and some humor to make us feel a little more normal.....

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:36:22 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Well I've had no luck so far

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:36:35 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Hu, Wendy. Welcome.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:37:03 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
I need that book also ...

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:37:07 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
OK, well I need it. Where is the best place to get it?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:37:16 Eastern US
Kathryn from 202.135.85.9
Betty, when are you doing your T 2 book ?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:37:30 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
can you send info to me please GotInsulin@aol.com

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:37:34 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Tammie if you know where to get it please let me know too

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:37:58 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Gee, I should start taking bids on my copy.......

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:38:05 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Diorect from ADA and Amazon.com both work well WHEN it's in stock - which it's supposed to be now.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:38:30 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Put the book on Ebay--I bet it get alot of money LOL

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:38:37 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
How much did it cost, dee? I'll make a bid :-)

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:38:38 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.175.224
well, our last visit, the dietician asked Jill what she had eaten for supper the night before. After thinking long, she and I remembered she had gone to the movies. She had eaten gummy bears for supper! She did NOT get chewed out by anyone! only quizzed on the carb count. How could we, when she never gets sick and has decent a1c

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:38:49 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 13, dx'd 9/89) from 206.112.197.133
My 6 yr. old is bugging me rather than sleeping so I will be signing off and taking him back to bed AGAIN. Probably on a sugar high from all that candy today. BYE

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:38:51 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Are any of your kids into heavy carb burning sports?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:39:12 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Hi, Kethryn. Actually, Kris and I areworking on a workbook now - one for Type 2 nd one for Type1. Should be done this spring.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:39:24 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
have you checked borders.com and barnesandnoble.com? Perhaps one of them has it...

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:39:26 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
why do people use the pump i am not sure what the purpose of the pump is for? you might try barnes and noble

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:39:44 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Bye, Brenda. Thanks!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:39:54 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Jodi, lets just say its worth its wait in gold...

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:40:13 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Sue- I am...any advice?? All I can find is "eat a snack before exercise and check your sugars" :-(

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:40:16 Eastern US
Kathryn from 202.135.85.9
I'll be the first New Zealander to buy a copy !!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:40:24 Eastern US
Wendy from 12.78.65.10
Fawn, i went on the pump because i needed flexibility...was never able to get my numbers under control on shots.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:40:31 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
Sue your children were dx'd same year?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:40:36 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Barnes and Noble doesn't have it either--doesn't look good is what the saleman said to me the other day

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:41:02 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Fawn, because the pump gives insulin continuously and in very precise amounts, it can help make ionsulin levels much closer to "normal." That can mean greater flexibility, more stable blood sugars, less risk of hypo.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:41:03 Eastern US
Maryann (mi) (Jill 16,, dx'd@11, pumping) from 63.23.175.224
Jill does track, but usually short distance and doesn't need anything. Also baseball

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:41:27 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
What I would find useful is an indepth quiz about T1. How can you know what you dont know if you never knew it. Follow me? lol

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:41:39 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
Thanks for letting me join in your chat this evening. I am heading over to Amazon.com to see if I can get this book.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:42:29 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
I would appreciate it if all of you hve had difficulty getting Sweet Kids would send e-mail or note to ADA PUblications department in care of "Len Boswell." It's ridiculous how bad a job they're doing of keeping the book available for people who want it!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:42:32 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Good luck LOL

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:42:50 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Thanks, Tammie, Good luck!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:42:52 Eastern US
Joyce (Justin 15 dx 1998) from 152.163.207.199
Justin swims and neeeds to take less insulin at bedtime that is when he will drop

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:42:59 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Becky, I tried everything I could, montoring, eating at halftime. One word - Gatoraid - the big bottle, 24 oz. He drinks over half of it in the 1st quarter, then finishes it during the rest of the game. He also eats at least 2 carbs prior to the game if he is in target range, a bit less if he's a little high. It took over 5 weeks of crashing a basketball games to figure this one out.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:43:12 Eastern US
Wendy from 12.78.65.10
bye Tammie

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:43:21 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Go Betty....I have heard of several people that cannot find your book.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:43:28 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
is the inhaler out for people to use or is it still being tested?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:43:30 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
dee, that's a great point. "You don't know what you don't know."

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:43:45 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Can you cut back on the insulin during the season Sue?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:44:38 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
I have been waiting for the book now for almost 3 months--going to have to get it on loan from someone I suppose

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:44:43 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Sandra, my kids were dxd one day apart!!! we had a family room at the hospital.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:44:57 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
GREAT title for a book Betty ....

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:44:59 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Sue- I've tried a snack before mountain-biking or running, but it makes me feel so sluggish and sick much of the time. I guess I just need to keep experimenting (which means more riding and running :-))

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:45:15 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Fawn, inhaled insulin is in clincal trial now - it will be some time before it' available for any doctor to prescribe - depending, of course, on their getting good results during the clinical trials.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:45:23 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
I have always thoughtn maybe our D team doesnt try too overwhelm us with too much info, so have had to seek it out ourselves, books internet ect...

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:45:25 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
omg ...

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:45:47 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Becky, do yu cut back on your insulin before your rides?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:45:58 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
We do the sports drink and snax along with cutting back on insulin. Basketball is the most difficult sport we've dealt with yet.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:46:04 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
I have noticed that for Miranda a little excersize goes a long way even lasts a couple of days. It will be interesting to know just how much we will have to cut back on the insulin this summer with all of the activity

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:46:51 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Experimentation is the whole name of this game...trial and error

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:46:54 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
sandra. omg summs it up. I cried for days, as all of you did. I still get misty sometimes when I feel a bit melancoly

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:47:21 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
My son is ???Prediabetes??? awaiting GAD antibodies

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:47:27 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Betty- I suspend my pump in addition to a snack, but often that isn't enough to keep my sugars up.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:47:57 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Does D run in your family Sue? I am asking for myself really because I have a 2yo and one on the way--just want to be prepared

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:48:11 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
prior to the pump, running and riding were out of the question due to crazy low blood sugars!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:48:20 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Depending on the length and intensity of exercise, I've worked with athletes who cut their insulin by as much as 90% for training or competition. SO... figuring out the specifics that work for you is a personal mystery to be solved with testing, trial and error.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:48:51 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
my son has a sister i get her checked out every year in well child check

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:49:21 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
Betty that sounds like our vacation last year....had to cut way back ....it was frightening

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:49:26 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Becky, maybe you need to cut back your basal somehours before your start to ride so that the lower level begins immediately with exercise. Humalog or R in the pump?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:49:39 Eastern US
Wendy from 12.78.65.10
Me i have to keep my pump running normally and don't disconnect or i shoot high post exercise

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:49:46 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
I need to keep working at it, but it sure would be nice if there were more written material for diabetic athletes...

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:50:18 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
I commend those of you to do the antibody test. I got all the paperwork for the prevention trials and could not bring myself to get my other son tested. Wasnt sure of the value of having that information....

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:50:38 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Becky, are you familiar with the International Diabetic Athletes Association?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:50:45 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Betty- Humalog. WIth my class and work schedules, exercise is usually crammed into a free hour here or there.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:50:53 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Jodi, my standard answer to that question is "it does now." I have type two on my Dad's side, but no T1 to anyone's knowledge.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:50:57 Eastern US
Tammie from 204.253.194.63
Just thought you might like to know that the book is on backorder at Amazon and I can't even find it on the ADA website.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:51:12 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Betty- nope. Do they have a website??

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:51:17 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
when my son went to hospital i was almost crying but i did not cause he was doing most of the crying for me and him and his sister was not even a month old yet

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:51:37 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Wendy, a great example of how PERSONAL and UNIQUE everybody's experience with their diabetes is!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:51:45 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
How did everyone do with Valentines' Day today. I let Miranda have an iced cookie (the carbs were ok) and the school in addition gave her juice and crackers with it. Needles to say that she was 331 before mealtime. I didn't believe it so I checked her again a half hour later she was 207--quick drop in sugars--but what a day!!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:52:20 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
I think they do -- just a sec and I'll check what I think is the address, Becky.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:52:22 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
brave NOT this is only since symptoms that we tested...wgt loss, thirst, urination, fatigue, etc. got fasting at 149 so I called

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:52:33 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Well, I think my Jesse has burned off the 28grams Valentine chocolates I gave him. I gave a little extra humalog with his dinnertime shot.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:53:13 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Thanks, Betty :)

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:53:31 Eastern US
M'coy from 216.77.77.132
Hello?

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:53:32 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Wow sue--I am frightened about my 2yo has no control over the sweet stuff--but I am planning on banking cord blood this next baby--heard that they are doing some sort of research with stem cells and D

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:53:33 Eastern US
Marie (Mom of David 9 ~dx 9/99, will pump in March.) from 62.224.211.171
We chickened out and let David stay home second year in a row. Valentine's Day is just too hard with all the candy around all day. Besides, he's sick with strep and is already running high.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:53:51 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
school was affraid to let him eat anything...sent it all home...he got a cupcake though....

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:54:35 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Becky, sorry but that didn't work. If you'll send me an e-mail at betty@diabetestraining.com, I'll e-mail you back the contact info.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:55:16 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Sorry Sandra but at least you have a better understanding about it and know what to do!!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:55:21 Eastern US
Wendy from 12.78.65.10
I had three cupcakes today...but my sugars have remained pretty good.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:55:27 Eastern US
M'coy from 216.77.77.132
Hi.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:55:33 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
they know he is being monitored so they have been cautious...but not fighting anything ...he has water at his desk...and unlimited bathroom priviledges

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:55:45 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Sandra, does that make him feel leftout? I let Jess have whatever the other kids are having, and when he gets out a noon, either run him outside or occasionly give a little H at lunch....

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:55:48 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Jodi, if you'll do a search of the "Ask the D Team" questions on childrenwithdiabetes, you'll find quite a bit of info about what's being done in that area.

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:56:32 Eastern US
M'coy from 216.77.77.132
BYE>

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:56:40 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Betty- I think I found it: http://www.diabetes-exercise.org/. Thanks for the tip!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:57:09 Eastern US
M'coy from 216.77.77.132
:-(:-(:-(

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:57:33 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
every child is differant in the way they eat and do things it is hard for me though my son is active but his sugars are still a little high do to activity

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:57:36 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Do you know what I really hate about D?
Is that everyone else treats the dxd like it is a death sentence. That you should have the plot picked out at the gravesight and all. I think that I made someone at church mad the other day. When she asked "how are you handling it?" It's liked she expected me to break down or something

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:57:41 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Join in M'Coy....

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:57:42 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
M'coy- just jump right into the conversation!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:58:25 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
I hate to hear about kids or adults being shut off from normal fun things because of D. With some info and Huamlog, most everything can be figured out. M'Coy, welcome!! sorry you caught us in the middle of an exchange!

Wed Feb 14 2001 21:58:25 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Jodi, try no to be frightened for your unborn baby. If i recall correctly statistics, there is not necessarily a whole lot of connection. All will work out. Babies are a blessing. :-)

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:00:02 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
That's a big one Jodi. It seems as though most epople - sometimes even family members- can seem to understand. It's hard but it's no tragedy!!

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:00:20 Eastern US
M'coy from 216.77.77.132
Well thanks but Im only 11 years old.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:00:40 Eastern US
Marie (Mom of David 9 ~dx 9/99, will pump in March.) from 62.224.211.171
for us, David refused to go to school. I just told the school he was still to sick to come back. He already takes 5 shots a day and "can't" take any more. But he still feels the temptation of sweets in the classroom.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:00:40 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Can't even talk to my mom about Miranda. She tears up too. Of course she watched my dad die of a diabetic heart attack. They weren't knowledgable about the disease--watched him loose feeling in his feet curculatory problems and of course the death thing. They didn't even give him a blood monitor. How bad is that?

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:00:50 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Sue, thanks for pointing that out! It is actually rare to have more than one sibling with Type 1 diabetes. There are several families here on the site, but that is DEFINITELY extremely unusual.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:00:50 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
yes they are but you can have the baby checked once a year after its born to keep an eye out

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:01:00 Eastern US
Joyce from 152.163.207.199
could I give Justin a shot of H after school at 2:30 and we eat at 5:00 He is always high at dinner on the weeknights

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:01:01 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Whenever I fill out a form that asks about health issues (like for school, camp, or sports) I always say " Diabetes, Type I - No Physical Limitations"

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:01:10 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
My son is being monitored not official yet, and he wouldn't have eaten it anyway...He has food issues due to Sensory Intergration problems but I thought gee these guys are going to freak when I say my son and daughter CAN have anything the others have....you see Colleen isn't in school yet

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:01:46 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
I have come to that same conclusion and have figured out that unless you are living this, you will never "get it". Thats why I come here....

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:01:49 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Sue- that's a great idea!

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:02:37 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Not afraid of my unborn child just the 2yo. At least Miranda doesn't have much of a sweet tooth but the 2yo omg look out--she'll have problems coping

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:03:12 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Joyce, bolusing some H for a substantial afternoon snack makes good sense. In general, e don't recommend "stacking" Humalog hots less than 3 hours apart, but an expriment sounds like it's in orde since you've seen that pattern of highs before supper

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:03:26 Eastern US
M'coy from 216.77.77.132
Becky Im only 11 if you might have wondered.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:04:13 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
M'coy- that's ok

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:04:18 Eastern US
Joyce from 152.163.207.199
He doens't have a snack after school.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:04:35 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
How are you doing with diabetes M'Coy?

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:04:43 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
M'Coy, do your classmates do OK with accepting your Diabetes?

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:05:00 Eastern US
Sandra (Mom to Colleen, dx@3, 10/99) from 152.163.213.178
brb bg checks here btw how long is chat?

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:05:35 Eastern US
Joyce from 152.163.207.199
the nurse has switched him to r at lunch and told him he could have 2 cheese hot pretzels and a diet ice tea. On the weekends when I make lunch his numbers stay in control

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:05:45 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Miranda used to spend the night at my moms by herself, but I guess she'll have to be old enough to do her own shots because my mom made it clear that she can't do it. she has also not been interested in her diet or blood monitoring.
My mother in law on the other hand is a different story but her husband is type 2

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:05:55 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Sorry, Joycce, I misunderstood. Have you tried adjusting the orning long-acting insulin to improve the sugar before supper?

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:06:24 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
I find the pen really useful if I do have to bolus. Jesse says he doesnt feel the pen needle. we are still learning with the pen and do have trouble priming it, but we have only used ot a half dozen times or so.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:06:33 Eastern US
M'coy from 216.77.77.132
Well I dont have diabetes but I know all about it because my best friend has it she has to take 3 shots a day.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:06:52 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
jodi my son is 3 and i get him involves with what is the first thing we do and go step by step and now he is almost to the point when he is 6 he can check himself

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:07:00 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
have they tried to change the snack for him Joyce?

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:07:13 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
Jodi- that's a bummer :-( Is your mom afraid of doing something wrong with your daughter's D care?

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:07:31 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Well, folks, that chat is officially, closed, but the room will stay open for another 20 minutes or so for those who want to keep going. Thanks for sharing tonight!

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:08:14 Eastern US
M'coy from 216.77.77.132
My best friend uses a Humilin pen.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:08:27 Eastern US
Wendy from 12.78.65.10
bye Betty B

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:08:30 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Jodi, I used to premix Evan's H and L and send it with him. our CDE said that they can be mixed ahead of time. (not with H and N though) Then I'd draw two needles, they could choose the one with the better amt of H when they found out what his AM bg was.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:08:32 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
After all this time with D, my mother in law was shocked to hear me say Jesse needs about 45 carbs at lunch. thought all meals were supposed to be 15.. Jesse has spent the night there too. We have to assume that nothing can be assumed.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:08:36 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
my mom used to be the same way until he turned three and i taught her how to do it and she does great if she has any questions she calls me

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:08:40 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Don't get me wrong Miranda can do her own fingerpricks, but sending her to someone who is not even generally interested or more importantly cannot cope with the dxd. Its not in the cards right now to send her to my moms

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:09:01 Eastern US
Joyce from 152.163.207.199
We have been trying to adjust his insulin at lunch. Justin has asked me to switch doctors so he could get on the pump. It has been a year now and she has him counting carbs and on a sliding scale for his insulin. We see her in a week and hope she will let him get on the pump. His a1c 6 weeks ago was 9

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:09:11 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
M'Coy, you must be a very good friend to come here because your best friend has diabetes.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:09:40 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Bye Betty,thanks.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:10:22 Eastern US
BettyB (Type 1 Chat Moderator) from 152.163.206.191
Joyce, good luck with that. It will be helpful to hve both pre-meal and postmeal BGs to be able to tell how to best tune things up. Night all.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:10:24 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Yes, thanks Betty....

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:10:56 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
No, I think that she has this idea that Miranda is flawed in some way that she is too "high risk" for her. Either that or just cannot cope with the fact that in her mind that Miranda is really sick

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:11:03 Eastern US
Joyce from 152.163.207.199
night

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:11:43 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
mcoy you are a good friend and you can learn as well and it makes it easier if freinds can take time to learn

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:12:29 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
jodi does your mother-in-law spend time with her?

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:12:36 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
My mom isn't really all that interested in the health care of Miranda. Never asks questions. Never seems that interested in what I have to say about her D. She scored a 7.4 A1c and I was really excited about it--she just doesn't seem to care much

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:12:56 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
bye Joyce

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:13:25 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Jodi its really hard. When Jesse spends the night, we have to do his dinner shot when e bring him at 5 and be there at 7;30AM for AM shot. Hardly worth the effort.Jesse is finally able to test himself and until he is capable of doing his own shots, we will be here for him...

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:14:11 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
Jodi, it took my mom quite some time to come our of the "mourning" stage. maybe she just needs some more time. You've been thrust into this and basically must meet the charge in order to care for your child. people do what they must, and without daily exposure, this is all VERY overwhelming.

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:14:31 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Yes my in-laws have put quite a deal in with the D. Gave her a perscription to diabetes magazine and have always been asking about her sugars. But my mother-in-law was a ped nurse and her hubby has type 2 and that helps

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:14:38 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
does the other grandma take time with her at all

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:15:23 Eastern US
dee (Jesse 5 dx 9-99) from 209.166.65.186
Well, time to see how that dinnertime shot held up to those Valentine chocolates I gave him, another experiment..take care

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:15:54 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
yes but also important to have her know that grandma cares and is willing to help in anyway she needs to

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:16:04 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
both sets of grandparents live about 1 1/2 to 2 hours away so they don't get much contact with her

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:16:41 Eastern US
Fawn(MI) (mom of Raymond 3 dx'd in 12/98) from 63.17.34.37
well ill see ya all later

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:17:20 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
That's what I am afraid of is that my mom can't deal with a flawed grandchild and that it will reflect on their relationship. Miranda will pick up on it because she is a smart girl

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:18:13 Eastern US
Jodi (Miranda 5 dxd 12-00) from 205.188.200.41
Well I better go to. Thanks everyone

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:19:51 Eastern US
Becky (21, dx'd at 18, pumping for 1.5 years) from 128.175.106.104
thanks for the chat, everyone. Good night!

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:22:04 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
goodnight beck and jodi and fawn

Wed Feb 14 2001 22:22:27 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan 10, dx@7,inhaling;Casey 5, dx@2,pumping) from 205.188.200.183
sorry,you too dee

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