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RE: [IP] Curiousity



Well, I have.  Our pediatrician says that I shouldn't worry the kids about
it and if they were to develop diabetes, there are many symptoms that I can
watch for such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, etc.  So, if my
child started wetting the bed, I might start looking.  Of course, I'll admit
that I have checked my children frequently and then, when the tests record
"normal", I get on my knees and thank God.  If you'd like to check your
child/ren, I've found an easy, stress-free way that works:

Wait until they are well asleep at night.  I set the meter up on the edge of
their bed and have it waiting for the blood sample.  Then, using a new
lancet (of course), I prick their toe (on the bottom right or left side of
any toe works well).  As soon as the lancet pricks the toe, I release the
foot and my child does jump.  After they've relaxed again, I gently massage
the toe and then hold the glucometer in position to receive the drop of
blood.

Gosh, as I write this it sounds cruel, but really they have never woken up
nor do they say they even knew I performed the blood test.  And they are
happy to hear that their blood sugars are normal without being consciously
aware of the test.




-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of
Liz Davis
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 10:31 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] Curiousity

At 09:08 PM 6/1/00 -0500, you wrote:
 >I am curious as to how many parents spot check their non-D children?

Our pediatrician has never recommended this.  I was a little worried when
my 3 year old started wetting the bed a lot, but she had no other Big D
symptoms.  Turned out it was drinking diluted juice before bedtime that
caused the problem.

My endo's never recommended it either, and he is quite familiar with and
fond of our children.  When I told him about my bedwetting-related worries
he suggested I test her urine.

Then again, my children have never had recurrent thrush.

Liz

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