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|Sat, 09-25-2010 - 3:54pm|
My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 at 18 months old. Neither my husband or I have it, and nobody we know in the family. She had coxsackie the previous weeks leading up to her diagnosis and I wish someone would have told me that there actually are studies on the correlation between coxsackie and type 1 diabetes... when we took her to urgent care, they did a blood test because i requested it (i knew that frequent urination and excessive thirst were signs of diabetes.) i was called the next morning telling us to take her to the hospital right away because her sugar was way too high. when we got to the hospital, her sugar was 725 and when they told me she had diabetes i was devastated. the doctors assured me though, that as long as we're very diligent with taking care of her, the prognosis is very good and she'll be fine. anyway, she's doing very well and as parents, I think were doing well managing it. she's so wonderful with the finger pricking and needles; she knows she gets to eat after it haha. she of course has her highs and we've had a couple scary lows, the lowest was 27... and I was following the dosage schedule to a "T". We haven't had a low like that since, thank God.
So, my daughter will be 2 in 3 weeks, so she's been diagnosed for about 6 months. her doctor started talking about the pump when she was first diagnosed and i think i would like to try it when she's 3.. I don't think she'd understand it now. I want to know everyone's opinion on the pump and her age together.