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Re: [IPp] POP Statistics?



Sounds like you are doing great right now.  don't you worry, that barring a
miracle and there is a cure by then, that he'll rebel and want to eat all
those "can't eats" when he is an adolescent?  Mary, Mom of Chris, age 7
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To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: [IPp] POP Statistics?


> Carol,
>
> I guess I am just very strict with my son. He is five yrs old and was
> diagnosed when he was two.  I do exactly what the endo tells me to do. If
the
> doc says to give him his A.M. shot by 6:30, I do it.  I follow the carb to
> insulin ratio very carefully...and I don't let him eat things high in
sugar
> or carbs for that matter.  Don't get me wrong, our every day battle with
> numbers go  up and down....I think it is the age, he is very active.  But
> when he was diagnosed and we were trained, I took in every single word and
> followed it exactly. I taught him what to eat and what not to eat....and
he
> is really good....when we go places and he is offered something, he asks
if
> it has sugar in it or if he can have a diet drink instead.  Our endo is
> great. We live in CT and we go to the CT Children's Hosp.  I keep in close
> contact with them and we go for his check ups every three months as
> instructed.  I test him whenever I am in doubt...and sometimes he is low
and
> sometimes he is just fine. But for the peace of mind, I test him.  He
doesn't
> mind at all.  They say not to let Diabetes run your life, and I try to
keep
> that in mind, but honestly, I want my son to live a long and healthy life,
so
> I always keep the Diabetes in the back of my head.  Sometimes, he doesn't
> understand when I tell him no to certain things, But I tell him that
eating
> this or that, is just not worth it. The way he feels when he is low or
> high....I ask him, is that piece of candy worth it? And almost always he
says
> nope, its not mommy.
> So in summary, we eat at the exact same time every day...all meals, all
> snacks, shots are right on time....and we test him on average 8 times a
day.
> Plus, I am a nut on gathering information...so I have read and studied up
on
> this disease, sometimes the doctors are amazed at how I can correct his
> sliding scale myself, but no one knows their kids better than we do...and
no
> one loves them more.
> Sarah
> Mother of Matthew age 5
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