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Response to RedSpartan (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 04:29 PM

6. I have two grand kids with JD

One was diagnosed at 18 months. He almost died because they thought it was the flu.

I know how hard it is to stick them. One thing to remember is that you have to give them the carbs and stick them. You can't get by with omitting carbs so they don't get stuck. This is something grandma,(me) was guilty of.

Once your daughter gets regulated, which may take a couple of years depending on how fast her insulin making completely quits and she gets pretty stable, you will be able to get a pump for her.

Insurance is critical. People in office make decisions for us that is meant to screw us out of insurance don't seem to care that without it, our kids can't make it.

Good luck to you. We are getting ready for halloween around here. Since I have two diabetic grand kids we are having a party with some candy and cookies but mostly with toy prizes. The kids are able to eat almost anything with a little planning though.

It probably doesn't seem like it now, but you and your daughter will do just fine. Kids are great with illness. It's adults that are not so good. lol

I think there is an excellent chance that your daughters diabetes could have a cure before she is grown if they continue with stem cell research.

I wonder why though, so many more kids are being diagnosed with this than before? I wonder if it has anything to do with GM foods?

Anyway good luck to you and your family. Oh and check around for supplies not covered by insurance. My daughter had been paying hundreds out of pocket each month for cost not paid by insurance then found another place that saved her about 80% of those costs. The doctors who knew she was struggling, did not ever inform her that there were other places to get the pump supplies. We all assumed she had to buy from minimed who makes the pump.

again, I'm sorry that you guys are going through this. It will be difficult, but you will be surprised at your daughters ability to accept and deal with it.

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