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Old 04-18-2013, 04:22   #1
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My daughter was diagnosed a month ago with type one diabetes. She is 14 and very athletic. Her main issue is not checking her blood glucose and giving insulin in school as much as she should be and by dropping very low during exercise all the time. Because of all of this she has had nerve damage to her ears causing sensory deafness!

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That's terrible! My own experience is that neuropathy, which can crop up most anyplace, can happen quickly. It may, however, be reversible if you get her glucose under control. Two suggestions: an insulin pump will help and can be temporarily suspended during strenuous exercise to avoid hypos; ask your endo about it. Second, a friends daughter of similar age went to a diabetes camp to help her on the education side and was useful for both child and parents.

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From my own experience -- vision and numb extremities, in my case -- I can vouch that nerve damage may reverse itself with proper glucose levels, at least somewhat, over time. And, believe me, age is not in my favor!

Proper glucose levels are, for certain, the only safeguard against further damage.

Tamagno's suggestions, above, are excellent, especially the idea about going to a diabetic youth camp -- not just for education, but for support from other young people who must live with diabetes.

We do have a "Diabetes in Children" subforum here, but there isn't much traffic there, for reasons unknown. We'd love you to stay with us, but you may want to check out this community, too:

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