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Old 12-09-2012, 23:28   #1
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My daughter just turned 10. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes almost a month ago. I'm still new to this. Her sugar has been going crazy. The doctors told us it would. She has been having a lot of lows. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.

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That is just part of having type 1 diabetes. It doesn't go away with age. You do get better at dealing with the lows though. I have been doing this for 41 years and still get lows that come out of nowhere. Be strong and make sure not to lay blame on your daughters shoulders, she has enough to deal with. It will get a little easier once her honeymoon is over and things become a little more predictable.

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I'm sorry to hear your daughter has type 1....I am 29 and newly diagnosed Type 1 late onset. My sugars continue to be crazy but the doctors promise it will get better. My doctors put me on the pump because it is supposed to make life a lot easier. Have you thought about that?

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Stephanie, have you joined any parent's groups? There are several groups created for parents of type 1 children. One of them is:

children with DIABETES Online Community

There are also some very good groups on Facebook. If you are a Facebook member, then let me know. I can give you the names of some of the groups there.

I was diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6. After 67 years of type 1, I am very healthy. If your daughter takes good care of herself in the future, she can have a long healthy life.

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Hey! I'm 21, diagnosed at age 8... I had TONS of lows back then!!! And to make things worse, my grandfather limited my glucose tabs (don't know if they still use these but back around that time in the 90s we had those chunky gross ones) as if I just LIKED eating them so I would go crazy looking for a coke or something...
Just make sure she has sugared drinks by her bedside. If shes in school right now, make sure she has snacks and juice at all times. Tell her to bring them with her to the bathroom if she feels herself getting weak. Its best to sit still but in a busy classroom, drinking a juicebox or shoving fruit snacks in your mouth sometimes can provoke anxiety and make yourself exert more energy.

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Stephanie, have you joined any parent's groups? There are several groups created for parents of type 1 children. One of them is:

children with DIABETES Online Community

There are also some very good groups on Facebook. If you are a Facebook member, then let me know. I can give you the names of some of the groups there.

I was diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6. After 67 years of type 1, I am very healthy. If your daughter takes good care of herself in the future, she can have a long healthy life.

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Moving this thread up since we have a new parent on the forum, don't know how to make a link to a specific post.

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Hi Fenix, I made a reply to the new parent. Thanks!

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I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was less than 2 years old. Sorry to hear about your daughter. Having a child with diabetes is challenging (according to my parents ) but I am now 44 and in great health. Just be vigilant with checking sugars and figuring out how much insulin will cover how many carbs. It will take a while to get it down, but it is definitely possible. She should keep glucose tablets with her at ALL TIMES. You never know when she may need something and you do not want to get caught with nothing to give her. Also glucose tablets are the fastest way to raise a low Blood sugar. It is faster than all sodas, juices, etc and easy to eat. They actually have flavors that do not taste like chalk. Your local pharmacy should carry them. They come is small tubes that you can easily put in a pocket. Please stop by the forum often and ask any questions, there are a lot of people who have been living with diabetes for a long time who are willing to help.

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