Pump?

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Registered: 09-25-2010
Pump?
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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.

thanks :)

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In reply to: makaliasmommy
Sun, 09-26-2010 - 10:14pm

First, I want you to know that lows (and highs) can happen at anytime, this disease has a mind of its own sometimes and everything our children do (and don't do) will effect their bloodsugar.. please don't question yourself or wonder if you've followed the directions well enough when a low (or high) occurs.. they happen to everyone no matter how vigilant they are.



Second, we started pumping 4months after diagnoses. Kaylee's been pumping for 4.5 years so.. we'd never go back. We can manage so much better with a pump, it gives her so much more freedom and she feels like a 'normal' child when pumping. If you are interested in pumping definitely talk to your diabetes team!

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Registered: 07-17-2009
In reply to: makaliasmommy
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:20pm

My son was diagnosed at 18 months, too.

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In reply to: makaliasmommy
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 12:16am
How are you doing makaliasmommy? I hope you'll stop by with an update :)