Type 1 diabetes in children diet

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Avatar f tn I can certainly understand the desire to have your daughter recover from Type 1 diabetes! Maybe in her lifetime there will be a cure! Good luck, I hope you get more predictable numbers soon.
521895 tn?1212597611 I'm not worried about GETTING pregnant, but I am a little worried about my brittle type 1 diabetes and the extreme swings - I go from high to low very quickly and vice versa - it's extremely difficult to stay in range even on a strict diet and insulin pump. When it comes time for me to get pregnant, what do I have to worry about? I'm most worried about seizures right now - will I be able to carry a baby if I'm prone to getting hypogylycemic related seizures? Thanks in advance.
1341894 tn?1276129380 I don't know anything about Agent Orange and diabetes. Perhaps you can do a search on it. I also belong to a website with 15,000 members and if you send me a private message I'll give you that site as there are many more diabetics (and the people they may know) that might have some information. As for your type> Type 2 diabetes does not " turn into" Type 1.
Avatar n tn I am 24 years old and have had type 1 diabetes since 1 1/2 years old. I have been on the insulin pump for 4 years now and have experienced much better control....still not where it could be, but way better prior to the pump. Recently I have found myself wondering what is wrong with my memory. I have trouble remembering most of my childhood or even events that happened months ago. I can only truly remember portions of conversations I have. My boyfriend tells me all the time....
Avatar n tn My 9 year old son was diagnosed nearly 1 year ago with Type 1 diabetes. About 1 month after the onset he started getting daily headaches. They are very localized (right temple. His pediatrician ordered an MRI which was normal (THANK HEAVENS), but since then we have not been able to rule out the cause of the headaches. Has anyone else experienced such a side effect of insulin or problems with headaches in children with diabetes? I am desperate for help. Thanks.
1461465 tn?1285868661 I suggest you talk with your endo if you want more accurate information about risk. However, here is my opinion. Type 1 diabetes, as you know is a manageable condition. It is certainly life changing for a child and for the family, but it is not life threatening if well managed. Also new technology to manage diabetes is being developed all the time and perhaps there will be a true cure in the life of someone born today.
Avatar n tn pumpgirl ~ I don't know that I've heard anyone state definitively what the youngest age for a person dx'd with type 1, but here in GA I know of a family whose son was finally diagnosed at 3-1/2 months. He'd been sick for about a month, but was several times misdiagnosed. So his onset was probably much earlier, possibly even at birth. As to the age of pump use, I hadn't heard of a 5 month old, but the youngest I'm aware of was 10 months.
Avatar n tn I'm 21 years old in college, and I have had type 1 diabetes for 12 years now, and i have always eaten good, and exercised regularly, but just recently, i wanted to lose some weight, around 10 pounds, but for some reason i am finding it really hard to lose weight. I work out about 3-4 times a week. Usually i do a lot of cardio to burn the calories, so about 2 miles on the treadmill. But i still cant lose any weight. I was just wondering if being diabetic had something to do with that.
Avatar n tn student, None of us are physicians, but volunteers who either have type 1 or as a parent or family member who are very involved with diabetes. With type 1 the beta cells are destroyed in the pancreas due to the autoimmune response. I agree with Markie, it is usually triggered by something and many cases has a genetic factor that comes into play. Keep in mind there are also many cases that doctors cannot find a genetic reason.
Avatar n tn Furthermore, you may find some encouragement in meeting other type 1 diabetic people in your area and knowing that you are not alone in this. Many parents of type 1 children notice that their kids are irritable or depressed when their glucose levels are out of whack, so part of your problem may actually be that your glucose is not under control. Which makes you go into guilty denial and not take your insulin, which makes the glucose levels go even more out of control.
Avatar n tn I noticed quite of few questions from other parents regarding their children with type 1 complaining of stomach aches, I would like to "add" to the list that my daughter who is 8 also complains of stomach aches at least 3 times a month. I've taken her to her regular pediatrician and the endocronologist who have made a couple of suggestions of maybe its gas or she's irregular but this is not the case. As a parent I can see its more than that. At times she is doubled over with pain.
Avatar n tn From everything I have read and studied, type 2 diabetes is far more a genetic thing than type 1. I was told that the chances of my children developing type 1 diabetes is not much greater than someone who does not have it. My kids are 13 and 16 and no sign of the disease. And I am the one with diabetes. I personally, would not worry about it as you do not have diabetes. Having my children is a far better experience with diabetes than not having had them.
Avatar m tn Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day. Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
Avatar m tn The only treatment for type 2 diabetes is weight loss, lowering carbs in your diet, exercise and medication as prescribed by a REAL doctor.
Avatar n tn My children have Type 1 diabetes on both sides of the family (maternal grandmother 40++ years) and paternal grandfather ~ 8 years). Many years ago my mother-in-law investigated what should/could be done for "preventing" diabetes in our children. At that time one course of action was to begin low-dose insulin shots PRIOR to any symptoms. I essentially ignored that advice.
Avatar n tn How are you gonna feel if you break up with him and a cure comes up for type 1 diabetes in a few years...are you going to ask him to get back with you?? Trust me as long as your boyfriend takes care of himself your parents need to get over themselves assuming thats the only reason they dont like him. "treat others how you'd wanna be treated" Golden rule !!!!
Avatar f tn She's just not been acting the way she normally does even when she's sick, some days she's been very weak and a couple day ago I smelled sweetness on her breath. I am terrified that she might have type 1 diabetes but my ex who she was staying with when this began thinks I'm being ridiculous so I've withheld taking her to the doctor. Should I be worried??
Avatar n tn I am not a medical professional, so any information passed on to you is based solely on my personal experience in dealing with type 1 diabetes. All suggestions should be verified with your son's healthcare team. I can totally relate to where you are right now with both the adjustment to living with diabetes and the hunger/snacking issues.
Avatar n tn He is supposed to go back and have it checked again, only fasting. What are the chances this is Type-1 diabetes and can children outgrow it? Some people have said yes and others no.
Avatar n tn My son (9yrs old) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in May of 09. I had taken him to the doctors for years because he had accidents all the time, they kept telling me he was fine and not to worry unless it effects him at school. Sure enough, it started, he was going every 20 minutes while in school. Took him back to the dr. and insisted they do more testing.
Avatar f tn Hi, I would share your concern that your child could be developing type 1 diabetes. Children's blood sugars are typically lower than adults, and a result in the high 50s or 60s can be 'normal' for a fasting level. People without diabetes (or risk for diabetes) will typically never go above 120 (and usually their blood sugar would be tightly controlled in a narrow range all the time). The highs that you are seeing are concerning, particularly that he didn't have much carbs.
Avatar n tn If antibodies are present, then the pancreas is being attacked, and it remains to be seen what the final outcome will be (probably type 1 diabetes at some point). If your child is overweight, then he may be able to avoid insulin by watching his diet closely and by trying to normalize his weight if his problem is insulin resistance. My identical twin is also a type 1 diabtic, as am I.
1621269 tn?1327207089 i follow not eating raw meats or eggs or mayo part but because i work nights the caffiene restrictions are really difficult to follow, but most days i manage 1 brew in the morning and 1 in the evening. when are you due?
Avatar n tn None of us here is a physician, but we're long-time diabetics or care-givers for diabetic children. You didn't mention if you've been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2, and the treatment options vary for these types. Your instincts are good, Candikane. Whether you're Type 1 or 2, monitoring your BG (blood glucose) and learning how your BG responds to food, exercise, stress, etc. is very important.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes about 6 years ago and have been controlling it with insulin. I had very good control over it and recently my husband and I starting thinking or starting a family. This month was our first month trying and it seems that my sugars are crazier than ever. I can't explain the highs and lows I have. I am on an insulin pump and I have had to change my basal rates several times to avoid lows and highs I never used to have in between meals. Help!