Re: [IPp] Help!!!! Need advice
Not sure how good my memory is but I seemed to recall that Justin's
ped endo was Holly Schachner at Naomi Berrie. I heard she had left medicine to
go to work for Pfizer. IF memory serves me correctly & she was indeed his
doctor, is there any possibility he's associating her "not being a diabetes
doctor" anymore with his not "having to have diabetes" anymore? Children
things differently. It took me years to realize how many children hear the word
"diabetes" & immediately think it means they will DIE because that's the
first syllable their ears hear......
If I've confused you with someone else, disregard that theory! Your
e-mail broke my heart this morning, because I've heard my almost-21 yr old echo
similar sentiments when she was 9 yrs old or 12 or 15, or even as recently as
hour ago, when she called to say she'd awakened from resting & discovered
she'd forgotten to bolus when she was 54 a few hours before & had eaten, & was
now 435!!! I learned long ago NOT to say "I know" because truly I do NOT
so I can only say "I'm sorry" & allow her to vent......
Another dad of a 3 yr old wrote in to the JDRF online support team (I'm
one of the volunteers) asking for help because not only does his 3 yr old hate
having diabetes ,but when the dad tried to talk about Rufus, the clever little
toddler shouted back "well I know that Rufus hates diabetes
too!"...Hmmmm...hard to respond to that one!!!
Wish I had some magic answers for you......a pump"vacation", switching to
Lantus at night & a Humalog insulin pen injection anytime he eats carbs may
not be so terrible.....without the NPH regimen, there's no need to adhere to a
rigid schedule & many parents are finding that a viable option....
Renee...pump mom to Melissa- dx'd at age 9 in '92/ dx'd with celiac 2 months
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