Anyone else who has a child or children with diabetes?

By lecolewh Latest Reply 2013-07-09 01:01:23 -0500
Started 2013-07-01 02:45:43 -0500

Hello, my name is Whitney and I'm new around here. I found the website on facebook, and figured it wouldn't hurt to try the place out. My 3 1/2 year son is a type one, we found out he was a diabetic at seven months old. Now, he's doing great. His A1C is 8.3, which is doctor said is good (they want it between 7.5-8.5 due to his age). At ten months we switched over to the insulin pump, which has been nothing but great for him. So, I was wondering; is there anyone else who has a child or children with diabetes? I live in a new city and would love the idea of having someone to chat with. Thank you!

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BroadwayGirl 2013-07-09 01:01:23 -0500 Report

Well I don't have a child with it, but I've been type 1 since I was about 3, and I remember a lot of the things I went through, so if you need advice I'm glad to give it.

GabbyPA 2013-07-03 19:01:54 -0500 Report

Your story is amazing to me. I would never think of a pump for such a little one, but it has to be a far better management than all the finger pokes and shots.

I don't have any children, but I just wanted to let you know that your little one is very special. There are many members here with kids that should be able to help you far more than I. I just wanted to encourage you

John Crowley
John Crowley 2013-07-03 12:47:09 -0500 Report

First of all, welcome to Diabetic Connect. This is a great place to find support and to share ideas.

I have a son with type 1 diabetes. He's now 21 years old. He was diagnosed at 8 years old. He's doing well now. I do worry still. College life can be a big challenge for a young man to stay on top of the details of diabetes. So many distractions and demands.

Congratulations on your son's A1c. I cannot imagine what a challenge it would be to manage blood sugars in a child so young.

I hope you enjoy your time here on Diabetic Connect. Let me know if you have questions about how the site works.

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