I haven't been on to chat with all y'all for a bit but I am back. Cadence just passed her 5 month mark since diagnosis & is going great! She is pumping now & we LOVE it!! We are still trying to get her numbers under control, but the pump has made life for her (& me!) much easier. I am hoping all her highs start to even out soon. They seem to stay in a pattern for a week - 10 days then change. IDK. I still feel new to all this, but at the same time it seems as if life has always been this way. Just wanted to thank everyone who responded before & welcomed us here. It truely helped!View Thread
I remember those times sooo well!! We are only 5 months from diagnosis - my daughter was diagnosed when she was 5 yrs., she is 6 now & in 1st grade - so we are not experts or do I know everything on this yet. I do agree with Cora, it is def. the honeymoon phase. We questioned the drs. when the same thing happened to Cadence. Now 5 months later, we are hoping she will come out of honeymoon soon. Her highs are unpredictable & seem to follow a pattern for a 7-10 days then change. She recently started pumping & we LOVE it! It has made such a difference in all of this. Good luck to you! You are not alone. ((( HUGS )))View Thread
I just wanted to introduce myself....& my 5 yo daughter.
On 22 April I took Cadence to the ER because she had been vomiting for 2 days & on that particular day something was different. She was VERY hard to wake, she couldn't walk & was complaining that she could not breath well. (she has hx asthma so we were thinking pneumonia). After a few hours & many tests we were told she possibly had T1D (40+ ketones in urine, urine glucose > 1000, BG > 500) & was in DKA & they emergently transported her to the childrens' hospital in Nashville. They did more tests & confirmed T1D. Her A1C was 9.6% so they said it was only a matter of time before this happened. She stayed in the hospital for 2 days & was then sent home.
We are still trying to get used to all the testing, carb counting & adjusting her insulin to carb ratio. After a week of extreme highs (400+) & extreme lows (30s) her dr. said she was in the "honeymoon" phase. We are hoping this does not last too long because she is feeling so crummy.
Though we are less than a month out from dx, she is already testing on her own with little prompting & giving most of her injections after my husband or I draws them up. Her dr. is hoping to get her on a pump by the end of the year. She is one of 3 in the school (& the youngest) to have T1D & her new best buddy has a pump that she thinks is the greatest thing in the world lol.
At times I have severe info overload (like tomorrow when we go to a - manditory - class the pedi. diabetic clinic has for the day) & other days I can't get enough.
I look forward to "meeting" all of you. Please bear with me as I am sure to have TONS of questions =DView Thread
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