Trying to give my three year old daughter the best care that i can.

docdrywall
By docdrywall Latest Reply 2010-11-04 18:49:03 -0500
Started 2010-10-18 08:17:34 -0500

My daughter was diagnosed with type 1,about 8 months ago and it in the beginning i thought i was starting to get a handle on treating it,but it it cetting harder and more confusing to try and keep her sugar regulated.I spoke with a woman last night whose daughter ahs had diabetes for 3 years now and she told me that her daughter now has to take a pill once a day to help her kidneys from being affected.I have been told many times by our endo. doctor,that as long as we continue to treat her as we are that my daughter wouldn't have any problems with her organs in the future.I am a person that worries alot.Can any of you share your knowledge of this,thanks Brett


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jetten2
jetten2 2010-11-04 18:49:03 -0500 Report

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Crashnot
Crashnot 2010-10-18 16:18:30 -0500 Report

Hi Dry,

I was diagnosed at 11 months of age and am now 43 with no complications. My sugar control is erratic at best, although I have more good days than bad at this point.

The researchers have pretty well concluded that complications are largely a result of genetics as much as control.

Just try your best to figure out what is causing your little one's highs and lows, keep a record book of EVERYTHING. Bgs, carbs at each meal, noticable growth spurts, and behaviours. Find the patterns that these create, on a day-by-day basis if necessary. And use your doctor services to the nth degree, especially the dietician to help you find complex carbs for her to eat that will help keep the sugars more level during this very dynamic part of life.

Your concern shows you're trying to stay on top of everything, and that will be her best ally as she grows. If the researchers at the Joslin Institute are able to pinpoint a gene that makes some more prone to complications, that will be a huge leap forward. In the meantime, you just plow ahead, one day at a time, and celebrate the ones that are stable! She'll do fine!

Lisa

Harlen
Harlen 2010-10-18 12:01:59 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
This site has a lot to offer but for the little ones and help with them I would use
http://www.insulinpumpers.org/
they have things just for the kids.
I hope I dont get into truble over this
I hope you keep coming here this is a great suport group with lots of info .
And great frends.
Best wishes
Harlen

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-10-18 10:28:48 -0500 Report

First of all, welcome to the site and I know there are many people here who will be able to help you out. I totally get the confusion. Sometimes the more we know the more confusing it becomes, but you will find a place where you find the confidence to deal with things. Just give it some time.

I am sure you have been there, but just in case, visit the Juvenile Diabetes websites. They can help with child specific things. Treating children is harder because you want them to grow and be active, but a lot of times we can be afraid of that.

Every person is different and every doctor has their way of treating this disease. There could be some reasons that your friend's doctor chose to do a treatment of prevention. Perhaps they are not in good control. Perhaps her kidneys are already suffering damage. Perhaps it is this doctor's typical treatment.

If our levels are under control, we certainly can help prevent damage to our organs, but testing frequently is a must to make sure. There could be other factors at work. I tend to agree with your Endo, but don't let that general thought prevent you from keeping tabs on the kidneys and the liver. Knowlege is power. Get copies of every lipid report so you personally are looking at those numbers and keeping track of them. Those two organs will give you signs that testing can catch so you can treat them if you need to.

You are doing a great job and so is your child. It is hard and living with it will have it's challenges. But you will be amazed at what kind of person you become and watch out for the little one. She is going to blow your mind in a year or two at how she deals with it. You'll see. Just never feel sorry for her. Always be amazed at her strength.