Type 1 diabetes in children management

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Avatar n tn I have a 14 year old who has had type 1 diabetes for four years. Her average bs is 241 and her a1c is 13! She is on target only 18% of the time (when she tests) in the past year she has been hospitalized twice for DKA and once for chest pain where they were very concerned about her kidneys.She is on intensive insulin management but does not record carbs or insulin administered. She does not think she will get complications. Is there an impartal third party who can WAKE HER UP!
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 f tn Since both you and the father have type-1 diabetes, the risk of your child developing type-1 at some point in his/her life is around 20%. There is an organization called TRIALNET that does testing on the children of type-1 parents to assess their risk. So after your baby is born, I'd recommend contacting them. In the meantime, focus your efforts on keeping your diabetes as tightly controlled as possible.
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 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 In my 17 years of volunteering, I have not heard anything about type 1 diabetes and crime. It is true that some people with diabetes who suffer from low blood sugars can have violent, aggressive behavior, but it is something that is usually ongoing and can be caused by poor management or complications. You also mentioned that your diabetes can really get you down.
Avatar f tn I just turned 32 last month. I am the mother of 3 children (15, 6, 15 months). My oldest child has Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease. During my last pregnancy, I had frequent hip pain & neck/shoulder pain. After giving birth, I had the neck/shoulder pain every month or two, lasting several days each time. I began getting sore wrists/fingers last August (2012). I saw my family doctor for this and was told to take Aleve, which helps some.
Avatar f tn //forums.childrenwithdiabetes.com/ Diabetes in children is nothing to mess around with. The sugar over 300 is very worrying. Good luck. I'm sorry that you're going through this. I hope he doesn't have diabetes, but you can't take any chances.
Avatar n tn I wish that I had an easy solution to give you, but dealing with type 1 is never simple. I have been a JDRF volunteer for many years. Some children are wonderful at testing and taking care of themselves. Then there are those that rebel, have ADHD, ODD or are suffering from depression. My son dealt with some of the same problems and has discovered in the past few years what taking care of himself means.
Avatar f tn Hi Rosie I'm a Type 1 myself, but diagnosed later in life and I have no children; I can only imagine your obstacles. I'm not sure how much response you'll get on here, so if you want to PM me, I'll give you a website where you can connect with other parents.
Avatar f tn I think there are just as many addicts in the pain management forum as there are in the addiction forum......they are just in denial. I read their posts and I read the same things just worded different to convince themselves they are not addicts. I took my meds. "as prescribed" and suffered horribly when I finally found this place and figured out what the "f" was going on. unless you have tried everything to manage your pain....
Avatar m tn Plus there have been significant improvements in management of diabetes in the last 20 years and there is more to come so the future will no doubt be easier for someone diagnosed today. I highly recommend the book Using Insulin by John Walsh. I am also going to send you a PM with the name of a website with significantly more Type 1's including many who were diagnosed as children and with a special forum for parents.
Avatar n tn I was wondering how old is the oldest living person with type 1 diabetes? More important how long has this person been a type 1? I am 42 years old and was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age 2. I have many complications now. I'm surprised I made it this long.
Avatar f tn The most common types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2. Which type are you? Basically, Type 1 diabetes are hereditary, genetically transmitted from parents to offspring. Normal treatment would be a daily doze of insulin. Type 2 on the other hand, is more on lifestyle (sedentary - without regular exercise), eating habit or being overweight, etc. Normal treatment would be regular exercise, well balance diet with some minor medication as prescribe by a doctor.
Avatar m tn What are the means to lower Blood Urea Level in Type II diabetics.My MOL has type II diabeties since last over 10 years and takes insulin 12 in the morning and 6 in the evening apart from two tablets of oral medicine.Her Blood urea level recently was 60 and uric acid 8.4. She has been put additionally on one tablet in the morning and 1/2 tablet in the evening of Zyloric and told to avoid tea /coffee and take low protein diet.
Avatar n tn So even if the problem is mostly rooted in her emotional inability to cope with stresses in life (and maybe with having a disease like type 1 diabetes), maintaining very good glucose control will certainly help remove any possible physical reasons for irritability or depression. It can only help to look closely at how tightly her sugars are controlled.
Avatar n tn who lost her diabetic son at the age of 33 to complications of type 1 diabetes two years ago. When we were told my son was in end stage organ failure (heart and kidneys) we were also told that my son's drug use had "sped up" his complications from his diabetes three fold. As a mom who is still hurting very much I would like to remind you that your life is very valuable to everyone, but most especially to your family. Please make wise choices to protect yourself.
Avatar n tn My sister also got her involved with the local hospital that had a recreation night for type 1 s--she bonded with other children like herself to know she was not alone. Our whole family walks in the jdrf walk and Jessica receives prizes for teh money we help her raise. My sister and I also painted her bedroom with the tennis shoes walking around her room ( the jdrf symbol) we put her trophies from jdrf on her shelves. My niece who is 9 now and I have "I hate diabetes days".
356518 tn?1322267242 Not everyone who uses these medications will get this type of ailment, however anyone on this type of Pain Management is at risk. OIH is a condition in which use of opioid medications can make your chronic pain worse. Remember, we all have pain for a reason, that is our body's way of telling us that something is wrong, and to take it easier on ourselves. Our bodies are very great machines.
Avatar n tn Hi, would love to talk to you to see how your son is doing now. My son diagnosed at age 9 with Type 1 Diabetes and now at age 14 with ulcerative colitis/crohns disease. Biopsy showed as Crohns, Gastro treating as ulcerative colities. On high doses of Prednisone, trying to lower. Right now on 40 mg so you can imagine the blood sugars we are having (high). Started 6 MP (scared to death of it) around 5 days ago. Will this ever get better?
Avatar f tn Hello, My husband was told he had type II Diabetes about 2 1/2 years ago. He didn't seem to take it seriously. At that time he was working out and the doctor said if he keep working out and just watched what he ate he'd be able to control it without meds. But he quit working out, he suffers from depression as well as panic attacks. He has gain about 30 lbs.
Avatar n tn First of all, I am not aware of an enzyme that protects children up to puberty, but I do know that the better the control, the better the long term outcome for those living with diabetes. In the short term, high blood sugars are having an impact on this little boy's daily functioning at school. Although your intentions are good, you are really powerless to a certain degree. My suggestion is to try to form an alliance with the Mom.
146021 tn?1237208487 Types of Diabetes The three main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. In this form of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked and destroyed them. Type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset diabetes, is the most common form.
Avatar n tn I have a 12-year-old stepson who was diagnosed with Type 1 when he was 4 years old. He uses a pump. He had wonderful grades in elementary school, but since being in junior high last year, his grades are slipping and we have a hard time getting him to turn in his work. It seems that he is very forgetful (for instance last week we helped him do a lengthy math assignment at home and he forgot to take it from his locker to class).
Avatar n tn Recently my brother in law died, he was a Type 1 diabetic since about 14 years of age. His 3 sons and wife are devastated, as are we. We recently have heard about something called the "Dead in Bed Syndrome", which seems to occur with Type 1 diabetics in that they seem to lose the ability to recognize the sypmtoms of hypoglycemia. The night of his death, he ate a snack because his sugars were diving during the night.
Avatar f tn They don t give me any therapy and leave me in my bed days in and days out.....They put me in a closed ward for dangerous people who have Alzheimers because they do not understand my symptoms as a Stroke victim. I suffer tremendous pain which they don t really manage and sometimes I wish I died from my stroke because of it.I will never loose hope of getting better.I found a therapist now and am doing physio once a week..I m making progress ..
Avatar n tn I told her I wanted to start getting my health in order to get pregnant in a year. She advised against me ever getting pregnant. She said in my case I would be a higher risk than a normal diabetic. I'm a type 1 diabetic and have had it for 20 years. It is poorly managed. A1C was 10.2. Every diabetic Doctor I have been to has given up on me because my blood sugar does not follow their plan. I also have bipolar disorder and it makes it hard to want to take care of myself at some times.
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