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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Hypo
« Reply #15 on: 28 May 2014, 09:25:27 PM »
To be honest I do think some D clinics can be very prescriptive Sedge.  You and I are lucky, we're not just "allowed", we're expected to treat our own diabetes.

Nic, Lantus has a peak... see here http://www.diabetes-support.org.uk/info/?page_id=408

As an aside, have you thought about asking for a pump for your daughter?


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Re: Hypo
« Reply #16 on: 28 May 2014, 10:30:45 PM »
Nic - I've just thought, there's a fantastic book written for parents so it's not like a science textbook.  OTOH it isn't written condescendingly at all.

Type I Diabetes in Children, Teenagers and Young Adults by Ragnar Hanas.

It explains about growth spurts and concurrent childhood illnesses - and  :eek: the other sort of hormones apart from the growth ones LOL - you have that to look forward to but forewarned is forearmed .....
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Re: Hypo
« Reply #17 on: 29 May 2014, 07:20:29 AM »
They have told us that its got to be at the same time every night so its always in her system and to do it at 7 as when she was younger thats what time she goes to bed. We havee got a different doctor 7 months ago and shes lovely but the old one we used to have and the nurse that deals with keira arent every helpful at all which is why i came on this page. i have always gone off what they have said as never had dealings with diabetes till she got diagnosed. x

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« Reply #18 on: 29 May 2014, 07:38:11 AM »
thank you so much for your help might look into that book. Keira hates the idea of the pump it scares her so dont really want to push her into it as she does her injections without any problems.  We have never been told anything about changing times and things like that, like i said in my other comment they havent been much help but i listen to what they say most of the time as im a young mum with two children and really do struggle with it alot of the time. thank you x

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« Reply #19 on: 29 May 2014, 03:14:54 PM »
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i have always gone off what they have said as never had dealings with diabetes till she got diagnosed. x
Few of us did before being diagnosed ourselves.  It's very daunting and scary to start with and must be even more so when you are looking after a child with diabetes.  Any problems we make ourselves only affect ourselves, whereas any mistakes you make affect your child and that's hard to contemplate and live with.  So it's perfectly understandable that you have been reticent and have done exactly what you've been told.  I can also see the difficulties of having to deal with more than one child at a time, when one has diabetes and the other doesn't.  Not to mention you are young and have to shoulder all this responsibility, but I do suggest that if you can, you do some research for yourself and find out as much as possible about the disease rather than rely entirely on your team.  Some teams are excellent, some not so much so and some frankly poor from what I see on the forums.

If you can afford it I really do recommend you get that book.  It explains things in words of one syllable and I think it would enable many "lightbulb" moments for you.  You will be able to recognise all sorts of incidents, behaviours and problems and be empowered to act on them yourself rather than having to wait to see the nurse.

Obviously at the moment you are mostly dealing with Keira's diabetes, but there will come a time when she will gradually take over and start to deal with it herself.  That's when your knowledge will become invaluable because you can pass it on to her.  We see so many teenagers and young adults who've been given responsibility for themselves with no clue whatsoever as to how to deal with it.  There is a tendency to fall between the cracks when handed over from the paediatric services to the adult clinic and that's where you will come into your own if you've gained the knowledge.
Patti


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Re: Hypo
« Reply #20 on: 30 May 2014, 08:31:10 AM »
Thank you so much for all your help and advice. i will be buying the book later today. i have done alot of research over the past couple of weeks and i have already found out alot more myself then ever been told. she is a very independant girls already and does her injections herself and has even started carb counting and weighing her own food, so i know she will be ok if she carries on. thank you so much xx

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« Reply #21 on: 30 May 2014, 09:35:20 PM »
Oh Nic, glad we could be of help.  Do let us know how you get on with the book when it arrives.

Your daughter sounds amazing in the way she's taken hold of the control!  Good for her!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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« Reply #22 on: 31 May 2014, 09:18:59 PM »
echoing patti's thoughts for such a young girl -- she sounds amazing and i send my very best to your daughter 
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Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
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laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014