Diabeties type 1

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-02-02 14:35:47 -0600
Started 2014-01-31 12:00:46 -0600

Hi everyone , just found out that my step - daughter has dibeties type 1 and she's 9 years old. How to treat her eating problem and making sure she stays active and at level w her shots. She basically pretty scared and so is her dad. Can someone gives me some pointers please..

Thank you

3 replies

bayridgevet 2014-02-02 14:35:47 -0600 Report

Hi first off let me say that being diagnosed T1 today, there is a very good chance that this disease will be gone in the next 20 yrs. I'm a survivor being first diagnosed in 1970, the Test Tape days. Absolutely and first most exercise, in my experience, was the key to my survival. Exercise elevates your mood, I suggest a team or individual sport as she grows. Following the diet, listening to the doctor, and using the technology of today makes this disease beatable. Good luck

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-02-02 08:41:16 -0600 Report

Kind of confused by something you said. Is your step daughter a type 1 with an eating disorder? The two things have nothing to do with each other. The best thing to do is get educated, get the family in with a CDE, and a dietitian, involve the whole family, she is 9 and will need your help, but will need to learn to control this herself as she grows up. As far as activity, just live life. let her be 9, play soccer, ride bikes, swim. Lows can be scary, but the best thing to do is be prepared, test often, carry lifesavers or glucotabs, something for lows that won't turn into a temptation.
I'm so sorry to hear that she has to grow up with this. But please know, and teach her that this is a manageable condition and none of life's possibilities are out of reach because of this.
Best of luck with this.